Pottery Social Media Networking ~ Good or Waste of Time?
Of all the online pottery social networking I participate in, I think I enjoyFacebook Fan Pages the most. Facebook posts are really turning into more than just "what I'm doing right now". They are almost like a mimi blog. For example, yesterday,Miri at RinconPottery posted a quick and informative paragraph about attaching handles and a link to her resource. What followed was many comments, much like a group of potters having an ongoing conversation. I also enjoy getting a quick update and photo on how the weekend show went or photos of new work in process.
I still love the Pottery Blogs, but I don't always have time to read through them all. Actually, if I start reading blogs I lose track of time and half my day disappears.
Twitter has pretty much left me scratching my head most of the time. I really don't give a flipping *&$@ where you're having coffee and I don't need the map link to where it is either ;) The #FF (Follow Friday) thing?? What the? I think Twitter is pretty good for sharing links, but other than that it's just ????? Whatever.
Youtube is great. "Simon Leach" does his thing there. I learned a lot from those videos he did when he lived in Spain. "Lucy Fagella" has a lot of lovely demos she did for Expert Village. "Clay Clips" with Bill Van Gilder is cool. I also watch Tammy Jo and Her "365 Day of Clay Cups" project. A new favorite channel is "John Britt" who is half comedian and half potter. So many excellent resources on Youtube.
Please share which online media source you enjoy most for keeping up with pottery.