Does anyone else struggle with social media? What to post, how often, is it cool enough, am I being arrogant, am I trying too hard, am I not trying hard enough, why do I care how many likes or "friends" I have.
Man, it's a struggle sometimes. I needed to take a break for a while, which is why I haven't posted anything for a month. I needed to refocus, to reset my perspective. Social media isn't all bad, but it is a slippery slope, and I have to watch myself, and what it does to my mindset.
As a professional photographer, I see the need for it. It's good for clients to see your busy and you are working on cool projects. It gives them the confidence to use you. It's good to keep family and friends up on what I'm doing, if they are interested. It's good connecting with like minded artists. The struggle is seeing others great work and lifestyle they portray and becoming jealous. Or letting it suck way too much time away, when you could be playing with your daughter or helping your wife. Or just flat out being distracted with stupid stuff people post.
Anyways, I'm back on for the moment, until it becomes too much again. I hope to bring good honest imagery without caring too much about what people think. I also will be posting "behind the scenes" photos from shoots and such. In no way do I do this to show how cool I am (cause I'm not that cool), but to share with other photographers what's going on and how I do things, possibly helping others. (I love seeing that from other photographers pages.) Always feel free to ask questions about shoots. Here's to being real and authentic, it's a continual struggle.