Captain's Blog - Stardate 80116.4
One of the interesting things about being an actor/content creator in America right now is the beast and beauty that is social media. For some, this can lead to the development of a loyal fan base with an interest in your work, your message, and your talent. For many, you can feel like that tree that falls when no one's around. Are you even making a noise?
There are schools of thought that you need to master social media to move ahead in your acting career. And others still advocate for staying off social media, if nothing else to avoid posting something you'll regret tomorrow...or five minutes from now.
Regardless of where you stand on social media, there is no doubt that it takes a certain amount of confidence to presume that anyone is going to view your stuff. More than that, it takes a level of dedication and discipline to keep it up on a regular basis.
Today I am re-engaging on social media with all of my various projects. SO...if you're interested in following me or my projects online, here's where you can start. I'm trying a new app (well, new to me) called Hootsuite to try and manage these accounts, as well as those I manage as part of my survival job. I'm planning on releasing regular posts on all of them, as they relate to acting, writing, or the kinds of stories my in-the-works production company TenCat Creative are developing, including "Humane Resources."
I am still debating the role of politics in my social media feed. On one hand, I often think it's best to focus on the work and let my social activism be reflected in my action or the work itself rather than adding to the echo chamber of anger that is easy to get caught up in. At the same time, I am definitely interested in encouraging people to vote and participating in raising awareness for an end to gun violence and equality for all. How that will play out in these forums...we'll have to wait and see.
I look forward to engaging with you, the reader, on all of these platforms and navigating the choppy waters of the social media scene together.
Shaun Baer - Actor/Writer
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShaunBaerActor
Humane Resources - A Web Series
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