Hands indicating an online community.

The other day I was watching Chase Jarvis Raw Podcast about why community is important and it really resonated with me.
The episode was about why people cannot simply post good content and expect to sit back and grow a large audience. Chase was saying that in order to grow your audience, you need to engage with the community and especially with people who have similar photography interest.

Depending on the social platform, you are using there are multiple ways to do this. First, you could start by simply liking other people’s photos, or by commenting on people’s photos you find interesting. Although, you need to be careful that you aren’t just liking and commenting on photos for no reason. As this comes off as being spamy and annoying. Also keep in mind, that growing an audience that actually loves and engages with your work, can take a very long time, so don’t get disappointed if you don’t see results right away.

What do you think of this post? Have you tried to grow a following for your work, but are having difficulty finding people who are interested in what you do? Feel free to leave a comment on this post and perhaps it might help others improve their community.