|Courtesy 'Cartoonize Yourself' -Sharon Burford Cartoons|
Ten years ago, most creative freelancers had never heard of social media networking and they got along just fine. Even five years ago, I was a freelance artist with plenty of work and no internet activity for jobs. And I believe that extensive social media marketing just might be an expensive and unnecessary way for some freelancers to spend their time. In fact, the creative/rebellious/hermit side of me has over the years locked this website down on more than one occasion, temporarily banning comments and actively discouraging traffic because I couldn't be bothered with spam and found I was spending too much time mediating.
|Breaking the Rules With My|
Linkedin Profile Photo: This
pic has been the start of many
"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new." - Steve Jobs
|Ajoupa Writers' Retreat. Internet Not Included|
Creative people often hop from one project to another, and evolve with the times. We understand that the ebb and flow of economy and earth can't be connected with a long term marketing plan. If you're like many creative people, you won't want to be tied down by a specific 'Personal Branding' strategy anyway.
Yesterday, I made ceramic tiles, stitched and painted. Today, I write, photograph and design. Tomorrow, I might paint, garden and dance. Remember, the internet was invented by us - different, slightly eccentric creative people who thought way out of the box. Are we going to let anyone tell us how to use it?
Nan is currently a freelance writer, painter and a regular contributor to Aquila Magazine and The Green Parent, and has told countless bedtime stories, some of the best of which were made up on the spot.
Nan absolutely loves talking about herself in the third person, and it is possibly the greatest contributing factor to her desire to become an author.