Holly, where have you been?
Hello! If you're wondering why you haven't seen me post to social media, this is the post for you to read.
Facebook hides posts from business pages. Facebook is “free” and businesses can gain from it, but I don't see many gains from it anymore, honestly. Each year, Facebook has made it harder and harder for a business to use its platform and now there's a new Facebook for business that holds onto my posts for about a week, so I'm finding it almost pointless to use it. I'm unable to tag clients on posts anymore and if I can’t tag my clients, they can’t see their images and their families can’t see their images and so on. So, what’s the point? I also go through periods of social media breaks, so there's that, too.
I like for my clients to see sneak peeks though. Instead of posting sneak peeks to my business page on Facebook, I’ve been emailing them directly to my clients. It seems to work out better because when they post them where they want to, their friends and family are able to see their images! Instagram is owned by Facebook, so same with Instagram, too. These emailed images are web-sized, watermark-free sneak peeks for posting wherever my clients want to post them and they can write whatever they want to write about them. From what I can tell, families and friends of my clients are actually able to see their images because Facebook and Instagram can't hide "my" posts from them if they're posting from their own pages! Again, I think it's working well and I might stick to it for the new year, so we'll have to see.
Blogging. I think this will give me more of a reason to showcase images on my blog again, which is an area I always seem to lack in. I'd like to think that instead of having people go from my Facebook page, then to my site's contact page to contact me, then back to facebook to look through sample images, I want everything to be in one place for my clients and possible future clients. They may initially find me through Facebook, but I'd like for this blog and website to be where they land and stay!
Which brings me to showing you Fall sessions from 2020:
I'll be posting Fall sessions from another location in the next post. Thanks for looking!!