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Which social media platform do you, as a photographer, focus on?

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To get exposure you, as a photographer, have to engage in social media like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, 500px, Flickr and so on. And not just one, more likely a few. That takes up a lot of time. I wonder what social media you focus on to promote your photographic activities. Maybe you are using more than one. Maybe you automatically cross-post to others? Do you simply post a picture or do you blog about it too?

Since  you are reading this here, you must have figured out that I blog. I do post pictures to Instagram and cross post these to Twitter. It does seem to get me exposure as I do see people coming to my website via these channels. I haven’t figured out yet what the best strategy is so I wonder what it is that you do. Let me know by filling out this poll and leave a comment if you have additional things to say!

Which social media platform do you focus on?

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My photography website now has a cool new URL with .photo domain extension

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We all know the familiar .com, .org, .net, .gov and all the different country code Internet domain extensions. Recently a whole bunch of new  generic Top-level Domains (gTLDs) have become available, like .mobi, .porn, .finance and so on. For photo and photography related websites there are a few new cool extensions: .pic, .pictures, .photo, .photos and .photography (as far as I know at this time). The more obvious cool domain names with these extensions have already been claimed. I think I was lucky to scoop up this one for my site which makes for an awesome URL: worldtravel.photo

Now I have had a discussion with a true SEO guru (that’s someone who is an expert in search engine, i.e. Google, optimisation) who claimed that these weird extension are no good and will lead to no better web exposure. People will not take you seriously if you do not have a .com domain. Well, other experts say that it doesn’t make a difference and personally I think it looks pretty cool! Don’t you agree?

The only decision to make is whether to put the www. prefix in front of it or not. It would make the URL look more familiar to those who are unaware of these new extensions. But I think the familiar prefix is ugly and usually absolutely unnecessary. What do you think? Let me know by leaving a comment.

The big question of course is, will it actually bring more and better exposure? We will see.. The fact that you are reading this should be a good indicator. 🙂

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New site

I have taken the plunge and bought myself a fancy WordPress theme for this photography site. I’m working on getting it all together. Quite a bit of work.

I hope you like the results!