ArtBizCoach.com Enters MySpace

Got an email this week from Carrie Cahill Mulligan that said:Mulligan

“I wanted to add your business link to my "Friends" page on my new MySpace page, but was disappointed not to find you in the MySpace universe.”

Oh no! A whole universe I’ve been ignoring. Yes, I knew it existed, but I was hoping I wouldn’t have to venture there. Now, I’m getting my feet wet.

I set up an ArtBizCoach.com MySpace, but I have no idea what to do with it! Help!

Image: Carrie Cahill Mulligan.

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9 comments to ArtBizCoach.com Enters MySpace

  • Oh, Lisa, I can always count on you for this stuff. Seriously . . . I’ve heard it would be a good way to publicize my stuff. I’m especially interested in using it to get out the word for my fall workshops. I barely have time to date my husband!

  • I suppose myspace has some redeeming qualities but I can’t get past the bad image to take it seriously. I read an article in NYTimes about people losing job interviews based on their myspace content. More and more companies are googling potential employees. Blog comments and myspace accounts are coming back to hurt some of these kids. Sorry – can’t help you on this one. Now I feel old and out of date. Although my 10 year old daughter had some interesting new friends until we shutdown her account. So there is potential :)

  • I really look at MySpace as just another amateur blog. Honestly I think it is overloaded with advertising and useless teen related and dating service junk. My Space has been in the news too many times for bad things, which I don’t care to discuss, and personally I wouldn’t use it for a professional business blog. There are too many great, reputable services out there to waste your time with MySpace. If you already have a professional Blogger set up, MySpace is for amateurs. I wouldn’t go that route if I were you.

  • Thank you, Alyson! As usual, you are right up to date with the happening connections! Just yesterday I was reading our local art blog from the Cincinnati Enquirer put out by Sarah Pearce. And a former gallery owner/friend I was trying to contact was reachable by MySpace. And I needed to create an account, so Voila! So upon further investigation, I did create an initial basic account (after warning our 21-year-old twin daughters not to put up anything unseemly in case of prospective employers checking them out as per NY Times article.) I have to disagree with the negative image of MySpace. Isn’t that also the bad rap we are always fighting as “contemporary artists”? I see this as an opportunity to contact a lot of people that are serious about networking, not just out to party on. There is a great opportunity to showcase our art and contact info, web site addresses, etc. This can work as yet another networking opportunity. I’m looking for Art Sistahs! and collaboration with fellow artists, critics, and gallery representation. Stay tuned… Rhonda Gushee http://www.RhondaGushee.com AND Now: http://www.myspace.com/rhondagushee

  • Thank you, Alyson! As usual, you are right up to date with the happening connections! Just yesterday I was reading our local art blog from the Cincinnati Enquirer put out by Sarah Pearce. And a former gallery owner/friend I was trying to contact was reachable by MySpace. And I needed to create an account, so Voila! So upon further investigation, I did create an initial basic account (after warning our 21-year-old twin daughters not to put up anything unseemly in case of prospective employers checking them out as per NY Times article.) I have to disagree with the negative image of MySpace. Isn’t that also the bad rap we are always fighting as “contemporary artists”? I see this as an opportunity to contact a lot of people that are serious about networking, not just out to party on. There is a great opportunity to showcase our art and contact info, web site addresses, etc. This can work as yet another networking opportunity. I’m looking for Art Sistahs! and collaboration with fellow artists, critics, and gallery representation. Stay tuned… Rhonda Gushee http://www.RhondaGushee.com AND Now: http://www.myspace.com/rhondagushee

  • Thank you, Alyson! As usual, you are right up to date with the happening connections! Just yesterday I was reading our local art blog from the Cincinnati Enquirer put out by Sarah Pearce. And a former gallery owner/friend I was trying to contact was reachable by MySpace. And I needed to create an account, so Voila! So upon further investigation, I did create an initial basic account (after warning our 21-year-old twin daughters not to put up anything unseemly in case of prospective employers checking them out as per NY Times article.) I have to disagree with the negative image of MySpace. Isn’t that also the bad rap we are always fighting as “contemporary artists”? I see this as an opportunity to contact a lot of people that are serious about networking, not just out to party on. There is a great opportunity to showcase our art and contact info, web site addresses, etc. This can work as yet another networking opportunity. I’m looking for Art Sistahs! and collaboration with fellow artists, critics, and gallery representation. Stay tuned… Rhonda Gushee http://www.RhondaGushee.com AND Now: http://www.myspace.com/rhondagushee

  • Well, isn’t this funny, now, nearly 4 years later!

    When I joined MySpace, Facebook was not yet open to the general public. I had a weak photo gallery for my entire web presence, and although I was reading Alyson’s old TypePad blog, I had no idea how to leave a comment.

    However, a 2006 article in The Crafts Report magazine suggested artists try out MySpace, and a few months later, my favorite singer joined. So, I took the cyber-plunge!

    Having a MySpace profile for my felt hat business forced me to learn basic html coding (there were few profile templates yet!), while introducing me to the world of blogs & interactive social marketing. Not long after, I launched my WordPress blog, which now serves as my main website.

    Then came access to Facebook, and while I DID maintain both (FB & MS) sites for a couple years, last month I decided to pull the plug on my old MySpace. I was happy to simplify my online presence, but felt a little nostalgic deleting my MySpace… I learned a lot there!

  • Carrie: You may have been the one to get me on MySpace. I can’t believe you found this super old post! Anyway, I think you should write a blog post about this and let me know when you do.