I posted an image last week and it started to gain a little traction. Likes started pinging with retweet’s popping up all over the place .. the then come the quotes and followers too!
I’ve not been one to use Twitter! I’ve been adding the odd post here and there mostly posts that are auto posted via the blog/website.
A bit like this post…
Now I noticed that my numbers of website view was going up ! By the second .. any normal week would have anything from 100-1000 views but this wasn’t seeming to be any normal week!
I had posted some images from the set of the Essex serpent drama just images of the film set .. btw this is staring staring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes .. (will pop a couple of images below of what I shared)
Within the first couple of hours the web views had gone up to 400 and I had seen there was a few likes and retweet’s popping up on my phone notifications.. but hadn’t taken to much notice.. as I follow some very active posters 😉
It’s wasn’t until a my partner said that my phone was pinging to much she put it on silent.. that I took a closer look!
So opened the Twitter app and there was so many notifications.. people actually was liking commenting and retweeting my work .. such great comments there was over 70 likes .. now I’m used to posting to Instagram! Where it seems I’m either on a shadow ban or instagrams just blocked people seeing my posts.. as I get around 20-30 likes and the odd few comments ..
So when Twitter started kicking off I was shocked!
I looked at the website stats every hour and it was going up and up ! 600 – 700 – 800
By the end of the day there was over 1500 views to the website and the Twitter had more likes retweet’s and followers than I’ve ever had!
To say I was shocked
It’s an understatement!
So may of Tom Hiddleston’s fans had liked and tweeted I thought it was only kind to thank thank all! So I wrote a post thanking them all! Said post ( check it out here )
Now I didn’t think that it would bubble up again! But it did and out did the day before post! Again due to amazing fans of Tom!
Over 1600! Views to the website!
What I didn’t realise was that with Twitter there is a little insights icon, that you can check to see how your post is going ! I could see there was a lot of likes comments and retweet’s but I didn’t know you could see other details too! It wasn’t until yesterday.. (shows how often I use Twitter )
That I found the icon and started clicking through to see how my posts has done
Now I posted in the week 9 main posts ! From this blog .. some just an image others a long ish blog post ..
The more I clicked through the stats the more I got surprised! The views I was getting to me was off my standard scale !! Again being used to small numbers of impressions .. going by instagrams intake ..
I was getting around 3000 per post I’m used to 300 per post !
Then there was some big one 8k 10k
Then I see it ! The post I did thanking all of Tom Hiddleston fans, had blown up ! And was just over the 29k
😊😊😊 29,000 impressions! 😊😊😊
It’s the most I’ve ever had ! And to say it’s made my year so far is an understatement! The amount of love support shares tweets retweet quotes and comments that must have taken to get that amount of views is astonishing!
I’m overwhelmed honestly, never could I have dreamt that it would take changing my approach to social media to get my work seen by so many people !
And to not only get seen but make some amazing new friends and followers !
So in conclusion .. when all things are going bad don’t despair or give up! Just Try changing things .. do something a little different..
We can’t expect to get a different result by always doing the same thing!
Thank you 😊 to all those amazing people who took the time out of their day to share the love on what I’ve been posting ! You’re the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet! And you really have helped someone who was in a deep dark place to realise there is a reason to live ! A reason to fight and a reason to show the world his art ! His photography!
I have so much love and respect for you all right now ! And I wish I could put into words just how grateful I’m am to each and every one of you ! Have a fantastic Easter .. stay safe ..
thanks again Adrian
Hey all happy new year !
wow it’s been a tough start to January! Business has been a little bit! how can I say? all over the place!
But it’s time to get back to the regular schedule and start posting on a regular basis! Showing what we are doing! How you can do it! And honestly connect with all of our amazing followers
So tonight 12 pm GMT there will be a new post coming ! This will be a second part to one of 10 things new photographers may not know section!
So please keep your eyes out for the next post! And if you’re reading this post, give it a thumbs up and hit the follow button so that you don’t miss it
Also head over to our Instagram! We have some amazing new images coming as we have just started a #365 project where I’m going to be posting a minimum of one new edit every day for the year! We are currently on day twelve, of this year and already posted fourteen images !
We get into business to pay the bills and to create something for our future!
This is true to a stage! What we don’t think about is that what we do ultimately makes others happy!
It’s something I’ve just found out. The bigger picture is that for 99% of businesses is that it’s ultimately making our customers or consumers happy.
Think about it like this, a baker makes cakes and you buy them to make your belly happy and that makes you feel good as the consumer but the baker is happy too because he is doing what he loves
Builder build a house with out thinking that what they’re doing is potentially making a house that will become a home for a family to grow and live happy ever after!
It’s the same being a photographer, though we capture images and we love what we do.. we are doing it to make others happy capturing your big day or taking that portrait of your grandmother who you love and want to always remember. It’s about making you happy!
It’s great that we can do what we love, while making a living yet at the same time making someone else happy!
I love that feeling of making others around me happy so remember everyone’s out to make you happy! Even when you don’t know it and take it for granted
I truly hope that what I do makes those who see it very happy and that it puts a smile on someone’s face! Here are a few images that I really hope makes you smile.
It’s only just starting to get seen, it’s definitely taking it’s time picking up! I guess it’s not the best time in the world starting a new page, what with the new algorithm that’s just been rolled out by Instagram!
It’s looking like images are getting fewer likes and views than when I first started my other page! If it’s wasn’t hard enough in the first place with all the millions of people posting. Now there is a wall we have to climb just to be able to wave at people let alone get seen through the fog of hashtags and selfies
We all need to work harder to get our accounts out there and I see few people these days following others they all seem to be looking for others to follow them. But not always prepared to follow for follow. Or like for like.
One thing I pride myself on is the fact that I’ve always followed my following back and I always try to like for like.
If you’re feeling kind and you’re obviously reading this post! Pop over to my new page and give it a follow and some love then watch for the likes and follow in return! My word means more to me than anyone would know. I always keep to it it’s not only in business but in every day life.
Below are a few images from what I’ve posted so far on my new page. Click on the images to be taken to the actual Instagram post to like
Love these images… it’s amazing what a desaturated image can look like. and really change the whole look of an image.
You may think you have the image you want in colour but until you have at least tried to see what a monochrome version of your looks like don’t take it for granted it can show all the imperfections or even make that image pop !
I’ve been using Instagram for years… pretty much from day one…
It’s was great watching all the people posting amazing images and showing of what they was doing in a way that no other site had been doing.
Images got likes and each person had its real following in its own style, niche..
Everyone had a voice, everyone could be just who they wanted to be. okay there was a few restrictions and Instagram kept an eye on the naughty side.
As the years have gone on it’s become restrictive in ways that we don’t realise. We only don’t realise this because Instagram has taken it up-on it’s self to use it’s algorithm to put pay to getting seen in any way shape or form unless instagram feels you deserve it. or that you tick ever box it want you to.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking into where and what’s best to get yourself and images seen and noticed. Paid or free.
It’s looking like social media is now making it more like antisocial media! It’s killing its self off by doing all it can to so called be the best! Why if a site calls its self social would you stop people for doing exactly that.
I’ve tried everything to get a following used a number of different pages even posted images that have on other sites got tens of thousands of views and like yet on social media got just under 100 views and maybe 30 likes.
This to me isn’t worth my investment at all. I’ve paid for and done free posts and got nothing in return.
To me it’s seems that a number of people are coming away from the platforms and putting the money into their own websites and posting the work right to the bourses mouth! And getting so much more ! For way less.
A few weeks back I posted to Pinterest! From my website now my website is a free WordPress and my Pinterest is free.
In one seven day period I had over 60k of views and a large number of saves and like. And my views and comments to my website went from 10 to 100 per day!
It’s honestly a no brainier when you’re getting something for free and the numbers are showing for them self what’s happening . It’s only time before everyone goes it alone and walks away from so called social media !
This is just my opinion but try it your self and if you don’t see a difference let me know.
I’m sure in a day of media being a sales point that we need to find our best format or medium to get ourselves out there! It’s only smart business that we look out for ourself and our really followers and clients
Question is do you think it’s dead? What have you found that works for you? I’m always open to suggestions !
Here are a few images from the back stock of a shoot with Male model Jack
Do like shooting males and editing the images in black and white it gives a depth to the images unseen by colour images!
If you like what you see please show these images a little love!