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The Lingo. Ringo. Bingo. of Social Media

When I first heard the words “social media,” I had 3 years of the smARTist Telesummit under my belt, had sold thousands of copies of my Writing The Artist Statement book, and coached dozens of private artist clients.

I barely had time to brush my teeth, much less prance around a “social” site with old high school classmates-who never gave me the time of day, way-back-when, in the first place.

I admit to a glop of self-righteousness:  I (oh, no, not I) wasn’t going to fall for this latest Internet hula hoop. I was going to stay focused on the business of serving artists. (See me, with my nose in the air?)

Then, marketing guru Adam Urbanski held a series of…

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Brave New Art World: Part 1

First, there was the website hurdle. And now, even though I run into artists all the time who either don’t have a website, or have a single page they haven’t updated in a couple of years, everyone understands websites are the norm.

“Home” isn’t a metaphor anymore.

Then blogs hit the Internet pay dirt. And as with websites, blog chaos reigned for a while: what were you suppose to write? Who was your audience: other artists or your hoped-for collectors? Were blogs worth the time and effort? How could you monetize them? Should you monetize them?

Right on the blog heels…

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Why Social Media Makes Me Crazy

When I first heard the words “social media,” I had 3 years of the smARTist Telesummit under my belt, had sold thousands of copies of my Writing The Artist Statement book, and coached dozens of private artist clients.

I barely had time to brush my teeth, much less prance around a “social” site with old high school classmates-who never gave me the time of day, way-back-when, in the first place.

I admit to a glop of self-righteousness:  I (oh, no, not I) wasn’t going to fall for this latest Internet hula hoop. I was going to stay focused on the business of serving artists. (See me, with my nose in the air?)

Then, marketing guru Adam Urbanski held a series of…

Keep reading

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Christine Buffaloe: The Ten-Minute Social Media Plan

There are so many missed opportunities to promote on Facebook!

I’m frequently asked by my clients to explain the ROI on social networking.  My answer is always the same: “How much time would you like to spend?”

It’s really very simple:  the more you put into it, the higher your rate of return. That’s true for anything in life, be it business or personal.

I ask my clients to spend five minutes a day on Twitter. Look through the tweets that are showing. Retweet someone else. Post a tip. Don’t be too promotional.

Next comes Facebook!

If you’ve set it up correctly, Twitter feeds directly to your status on your Facebook home page. Take another five minutes to check your status feed every day. Comment on others’ feeds. Offer tips and advice. Again, don’t be overtly promotional.

Always remember to be conversational and polite. Engage others.

Facebook can appear to be confusing and hard to follow, but once you know your way around, it’s very user friendly.


If you want to hear more from Christine Buffaloe, she will be presenting “Beyond Beginners: Selling More Art on Facebook” on January 27th at the smARTist Telesummit 2010. Click here for all the details.

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