Last weeks’ Friday Few got skipped over mainly because it was a busy week but, I’ll do my best to make up for it this week!

getting the most out of social media

One of the posts planned for the Artist’s On-line Series is on how to use social media (like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) to build your business.  And while that post is still on the list, I’d like to direct you all to Pam Slim’s blog to check out her webinar on how to use social media to create an audience that wants to hear you speak.  It is a fantastic talk where she outlines how social media is about more than just what you have to say.

You’ll need about 30 minutes to listen to it but I got so much out of it that I plan to make time to listen to it again and create some action items for myself.

time and motion

The concepts of time and motion have been on my mind a great deal lately (more to come on that in a future post).  Specifically, how to use my time better and how to accomplish more of the things I want to accomplish both personally and professionally.  It’s something we all wrestle with at intervals in our lives.

One thing, though, that I have noticed when I seem to be pondering something with a lot of focus, the universe has a way of sending me messages to point me in the right direction or give me a kick in the butt.  I think Julia Cameron calls it synchronicity.  Whatever it is, lately, a lot of things have been coming my way that have been making me think about it even more.

One of my favourite photographers, David duChemin, writes a terrific blog, that even though it’s aimed at photographers, is a great resource for any creative running a business.  Over the last few week he has written a series of three blog post that really resonated with me along this theme and I suggest you check them out if you are also struggling with this idea or with procrastination.  I suggest it even more strongly if you are an artist or creative of any type, running a business or not:  Begin, Begin Again and Begin Again Part 2.

All three inspired me to spend a little more time with my camera and food this week – two of my favourite things!

Have a great weekend!