The Twitterites are wearing me down . . . I've said all along that I'm open minded about Twitter (my somewhat provocative blog post title notwithstanding), plus I've got some time to kill, so I'm going to revisit my old Twitter account and commit to experiment with it and see if I can be convinced that there is marketing value for artists.
While I've never disputed the value of Twitter for certain activities, I've never been able to see how it would be a high-value activity for an artist marketing art. At this point in time, I feel that email, snail mail, phone calls, open studios, shows and exhibits are a better use of time -- after all there's only so many hours in a day! Even if Twitter has some marginal marketing uses for an artist, I've always felt you have to focus on the highest value activities.
But just cause I can't see it, doesn't necessarily make it true. As I mentioned yesterday, I've invited artist, Lisa Call to share Twitter marketing strategies via the FineArtViews newsletter. Perhaps we'll all learn a thing or two from her.
In the meantime, I'm off to "Tweet."
If you want to follow along, my Twitter profile is:
Software Craftsman and Art Fanatic
PS: I have accidentally already discovered one marketing strategy on Twitter . . . . although I don't recommend you try it . . . ever since I've (incorrectly) been labeled as "anti-Twitter" my blog traffic is skyrocketing. I guess the old adage is true, "There's no such thing as bad press."