One of the aims of this blog is to build an audience for the short film ’My Husband.’ Another aim is to provide an opportunity to discuss film making with others.
I’ve tried some different approaches to raise awareness of ‘My Husband’ and one of them was entering this blog into the Sydney Writers’ Centre’s Best Blog of 2012 Competition. I didn’t win but it brought new traffic to my siteand hopefully some short film lovers and new followers for My Husband were amongst them.
The My Husband Facebook page is getting new likes from all over the world. It’s exciting to see people from Asia, Africa the US and other countries liking the page. So far I have 95 likes all up, and it’s only early days.
You Tube is a great source of learning and sharing. I have posted the trailer on this site and on You Tube (spindarling) to capture more of an audience and there are links to both sites on Twitter and Facebook. I seem to get more viewers from Europe on You Tube as well as some from India and Asia and my home country Australia. One of my views was from a local film festival which I hope is a good sign.
Another site which has helped is Stage 32. This is a film industry site and I’ve had a couple of encouraging comments. That’s what keeps me going, the fact that people with passion work in this industry and they will reach out and say keep going!
I have a bigger following on Twitter (@rasplemjelly) than on any other social media site. So far I have 359 followers, mostly film and writing related. I started building up my following as a writer of flash fiction at #FridayFlash and Twitter was fantastic for this as it is built around a supportive community of practice
What is the value of social mdia is for promoting a short film project such as My Husband. Are responses momentary reactions that fade or are they indicative of something stronger? Is this the start of a new kind of community perhaps, that reaches out across the globe to connect with others who inspire us?