Mirrorless Q&A: Social Media?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

Letters, we get letters,
We get stacks an’ stacks of letters . . .

Q: This one’s for Joe, why aren’t you on Facebook?

A: Here’s the answer to that question in three parts:

First, Mark Toal is on Facebook but I am involved in other social media including Twitter (@joefarace,) Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram (@joefarace,) so I’m not exactly a shrinking violet when it comes to social media.

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 9.11.55 AMSecond and you’ve heard me beat this one to death—there’s just not enough time. I’m a one-man band. On this site, other writers spread the workload while contributing their own unique point of view. On my other blog—Saving the World, One Pixel @ a Time— and my car photography website/blog and my website, I’m almost solely responsible for content. I say “almost” because from time to time, John Larsen in Toronto contributes to both blogs. And of course, Tim Fielder helps with behind the scenes work on all these sites and blogs. Yet, it all comes down to juggling bowling balls, that’s up to me.

Third, I was on Facebook for many years and found that it wasn’t the most effective way to keep in touch with readers of my books, magazine articles and blog posts. The other social media were better and remain so. I don’t see that changing, so if you like and use Facebook be sure to send a friend request to Mark.

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 9.35.33 AMThere are other ways to keep in touch too. As I mentioned in a previous post, we like to hear from our readers. One reader’s suggestion we put in place very early in this blog’s life was adding a “Subscribe to Blog via Email” feature. If you want to get notified when there’s a new post, please subscribe using the box in the upper right-hand section of the blog. Please keep in mind that this is a totally automated process and I and no member of the Mirrorless Photo Tips team has access to your e-mail address so unlike some social media sites, we won’t spam you or sell your e-mail address to a third-party who will then spam you to death and then re-sell your e-mail address. This is a no spam zone.

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