January 10, 2012

Facebook vs. The BLOG

I know... I know...
Everyone has an opinion.
I have to say... I like Facebook... It's easy access...
I have my Judi Tavill Ceramic Artist Page too....
Posting is a click away... uploading photos from anywhere at anytime is pretty easy...
no formatting and POOF.. it's there...
I was Twittering a bit but it is a bit redundant... not done... just not on it now...
and then I do like to do Foursquare when I remember...
I once got 10% off my whole table's check because
I happen to check in and there was a special...
my friends(7 people) liked me that night...
I don't care about my rankings or being ousted as mayor...
because I never get to be mayor where it counts for anything....
Then I started pinning on Pinterest...
I like that because I can make Boards....
I am a big list maker so that is great...
I like to put areas of my life in boxes...
you know...subsets within the greater set...
But then Pinterest had a glitch and I couldn't get to anything...
Unhappy Pinner Chick... right here...
As opposed to unhappy PIN-UP CHICK...
I am not into THOSE types of sites...
Sorry... fairly G and PG... except for my occasional Gutter Mouth
or that of my "friends".

Back to the original point...
Did I have an original point?
Oh YES... so... on Facebook I tend to take photos late at night
in the studio and post them so i wake up in the morning to comments...
This is always fun....
But I feel bad... I neglect the blogging set...
Like Tracey who really isn't a Fan of the big BLUE...FACEBOOK...
So... I want to give you more studio ..
More process... unless you could give a damn...
Well... we shall see... for now... here are some recent
IN STUDIO shots of greenware since SEPTEMBER:









11 comments:

  1. Sorry just can't get my head around all that shit on Facebook, but I do love your beautiful blog:)
    I was the last person on the planet to buy CDs too, and now look, everyone wants vinyl, I could've told them!

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  2. I've tried to get in to the Facebook thing, but it just hasn't had the right feel for me yet. Maybe it too much.
    The overload just overwhelms me. But it has been addictive.

    For me, the blogs have proven to be have a better flow. They are easier to sink into. I love the developed narratives of so many of our seasoned writers and just watching what's starting to pop-up really makes me look forward to what's coming next.

    ps... you can't go wrong with lots green ware shots, it's all about the tension of potential.

    psps... Did I miss something? Did you say Mayor?

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  3. I really need to proof read better... doh!

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  4. Love the comments...Mayor is a foursquare thing if you go to a place frequently and check in.... supposed to hook you up... not yet for moi... Vinyl can be lucrative...

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  5. Judi- as you know I am on both- don't tell Tracey it would crush her, haha!
    I like both for very different reasons. The depth of the blog is for people like me who want more than that quick picture. Although me and you both know- sales are better off of the book.
    Love the work and I want to wear those tall vases like PJ's - they remind me of the 60's, think laugh in...

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  6. I love seeing a body of work made over a period of time. Your work is seductive.

    I'm with Tracey, not a fan of Facebook! Blogs have so much more depth and personality. But then being a woman of a certain age I am kind of a dinosaur anyway!

    P.S. Found you via Meredith.

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  7. My wife just recently signed me up for facebook. I did not see much point in it and still hardly do anything on there. I have found one nice thing though. I can quickly snap a picture with my ipod and throw it on facebook without breaking stride much in the studio. Of course I may be able to do that on blogger too, but I just haven't figured it out yet.

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  8. The longer I am around the more I learn that all the social medias work well for different reasons...and the more of them I am on, the more they start inter-connecting- helps with getting found on the internet.

    My blog is becomming a space where I connect with other pottery people- get more in depth with who I am as a potter and person; struggles and victories...and process. More depth, which can intimidate me, but I see the amazing power of it- as a growth tool (as you mention, Tracey is a perfect example).

    I use my facebook page as a marketing tool. It's a way to keep my customers interested in what goes on in the studio- building a "relationship" with them. If they want more- they can go to the blog. It's quick and easy~

    Twitter is just flat out marketing for me- no relationship building, just SHOUTING in blasts...not my preferred method, but younger people seem to use it a lot and I'd like to build my customer base across that age group.

    Pinterest is just all kinds of addictive fun for me! It never occured to me to upload my pottery (etsy) shots on a Board (I can be slow at times!!), but I read an article emphasizing the connection possibilities. So, that was my marketing chore yesterday. It worked- my pots are being re-pinned and "liked" and the network broadens.


    AND I LOVE the tall cylinder pots, love, love, love!!
    :)

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  9. love all of the feedback! thanks!!!

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  10. I think it's good to have both Facebook & a personal blog for the same reasons Meredith mentioned. You know even after taking an almost 2 year blog sabbatical, I still can still get several hundred hits a day with no new content. Facebook on the other hand only feels like a more robust Twitter. Lots of talking at people, not so much conversation. If I go to my blog aggregator, I can see who has posted recently, whereas, on Facebook I can miss a lot depending on when I sign on. Pinterest - ah my new addiction! I'm also a list maker...

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  11. I hear ya, sista...all this Facebook and Blog and keeping up with internet stuff was eating away at my creative reserves, so I took a big step back around Thanksgiving and now am planning to be more structured with it and have strong boundaries with it.--LOVE the GReenware vessels!!!!!

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