Monday, September 20, 2010

10 Twitter Tips for Artists (via Mashable)

Mashable.com posted 10 tips how artists can connect better with their followers on Twitter.

"As an artist or creative business, one of your main goals is to connect with your audience and collectors. Social media allows us to connect and collaborate on a level we otherwise would’ve never known outside of the web. It allows collectors and fans to connect more intimately with the artist and allows for a stronger relationship with the art itself.

Twitter is an excellent place for self promotion and connecting with your audience. The trick is knowing how to use it. As simple as it seems, there are things you should and should not do. To summarize, being relevant, open, sharing, and giving are the best policies for Twitter:

1. Share your work in progress
2. Share announcements
3. Find and connect
4. Share Yourself
5. Research your followers
6. Offer a collector club
7. Announce site/shop issues
8. Hold Twitter contests
9. Collaborate with other artists or businesses
10. Offer instant commissions and orders"

Read more about these tips on: Tweetable Art: 10 Twitter Tips for Artists