Today I had someone ask me how I use Social Media On PhotographyForRealEstate.net. I have to admit it's not all that clear. Here is how I use it:
- Twitter: I have a Twitter account (@pfreblog) and I have the PFRE blog's Feedburner feed setup so that every time I post to PFRE Feedburner automatically sends out the post on an e-mail. You can subscribe to that in the upper right side-bar. For the last 9 months or so Feedburner also sends out a tweet with the title and a link to the post. The advantage of following pfreblog on twitter is you get the tweet within minutes of when I post, whereas the e-mail takes about 8 hours to get to you.
- FaceBook: For about two years I had a Facebook page for PFRE but never spent much time on Facebook. I've always found the Facebook TOS regarding photos really offensive. In early 2009 Facebook changed their TOS for photos to say all photos that you post are theirs even after you leave Facebook. This just doesn't make sense for photographers. The recent craziness with Facebook changing their privacy settings several times just pushed me over the edge so I canceled my Facebook account. My feeling is that Facebook is just not a company that I'm willing to trust with anything. This is probably crazy for someone who blogs, but for me there are a bunch of companies that I choose not to do business with just based on principle. Facebook is one of them!
Yea, I know what you are thinking-- I'm a fuddy-duddy when it comes to social media. Maybe so, but I spend a huge amount of time answering e-mail. I enjoy answering readers questions and answer most e-mails with in a few hours at most. I spend so much time on e-mail my 3 year old grandson walks around saying, "I have to go check my e-mail". I don't know where he heard that phrase! So for now if you want to talk to me the best way is via e-mail.