I recently had a revelation concerning my Facebook pages. I have two of them, you know. One is a personal page where I talk to old friend and relatives. The other is an artist page. I’ve always considered the latter to be a music page, and never really approached it in any other way. But recently someone asked me why I didn’t have any of my artwork on that page. That got me to thinking. I’ve been wrong to think of it solely as a means to market my music. I should have been thinking of it in a larger sense, as a fan page.
So… I created a folder in my Photos section on my Facebook music page, and am going to be shifting the focus of that page to include much more than just music. I’ve always said that, for me, it was all the same thing. I don’t think of myself as an artist, musician, writer and poet. I don’t think of it as putting on different hats. It all springs from the same source, and probably shouldn’t be separated.
So… let’s see if this makes any more sense. It would definitely benefit me to present myself as more than just a musician. That’s what I do on my web site. Shouldn’t my Facebook artist page reflect that, as well?
I’m going to be changing the “Find Us On Facebook” links all across the web site to direct people to my artist page. At the moment only my Music section directs people to the artist page on Facebook. All the others go to my personal page. Which makes no sense, really. Well, it doesn’t anymore, any way. If I want to promote my work, I need to promote it all. Not just the music. Especially since, if I’m really honest with myself, I’ll have to admit that posting artwork and story links on my artist page might actually make me seem like a more interesting musician. It’s all the same thing. Why not start treating it as such?