You can be the best photographer in the world, but if no-one knows who you are or what you do, you won't be asked to take any photographs. That's why I work hard to produce this website and blog, post regularly on Twitter and Facebook, and I am just getting started with Pinterest and Instagram. All of those methods of getting out there and showing people what I can do are great, but a lot of the time I seem to be connecting with people I already know. How can I talk to people I don't know but live locally to me?
Have you heard of it? Probably not. Neither had I until very recently. This short video explains exactly what it is.
Here's how Streetlife describe what they do:
What is Streetlife?
Streetlife is a British social network for local communities.
We have a simple aim: to help people make the most of where they live by connecting with their neighbours and sharing practical information, advice and resources.
How does Streetlife work?
People sign up with their postcode and email address, and we automatically connect them with the Streetlife users in their local area.
They can post messages, events, polls and pictures, and locals can respond. We keep users posted on the discussions happening in their local area.
Users can customise their account so they control how much information they receive, the areas they’re interested in, and what they share about themselves.
It sounds like a great idea to me, and I'll really pleased to be getting involved in my local community at an early stage as it starts to build.
I have created a business page for Barry Forshaw Photography to make local people aware that they have a wedding and portrait photographer on their doorstep.
Please check out my Streetlife page here and get involved.