(Closed) Self Promotion

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Member
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Please don’t leave!!!  I really enjoy your posts and you seem like a great person.  I’d be really bummed if you left.  Really.  Haters will hate and you have to ignore them!!

Post # 4
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4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t think you are here to promote yourself. I’ve never read any posts you’ve written that have made me think, “gee, she’s just promoting her business.”  I’ve seen people accuse you of it, but I’ve never agreed with their assessment.

Post # 5
Member
394 posts
Helper bee

As a fellow photographer, I do not feel that you have come anywhere near crossing the line into “self promotion”. If anything else, you tend to answer posts the way I would and save me all the typing πŸ™‚ Its a shame that the ones that are trying to be helpful get sh*t on even when they are following the rules. 

I purposefully didnt use my business name and never post my business info on the boards. Sometimes I am even hesitant to point out that I am a pro photographer for fear of the backlash you speak of. So kudos to you for being braver than I am on that front and shame on those that are giving you crap for trying to be helpful. 

-Kelly

Post # 6
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2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No! Your posts have always been incredibly helpful to me and I’ve never once seen a post where I thought you were self-promoting! I love that vendors stay on this site and help us clueless brides out!!

Post # 7
Member
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I agree with the PPs about never having thought that you were self-promoting. As a photographer, you bring a unique perspective and should not be punished because of your profession, that’s just stupid!

Post # 8
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7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You and I had some disagreements in the beginning stages of my planning, but I think you are a valuable member on these boards. I have never even seen you post a link to your website or direct bees to go to your website. I think you help ground bees about photography and offer great tips. i am sorry someone felt the need to flag any of your posts. self promotion to me is posting your website all over the place. You are one of the most active photographers on the site and a lot of us would hate to see you go. 

Post # 9
Member
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve seen you give some really great advice here and have not thought you’ve been self promoting. Please stay.

Post # 10
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe I’m missing something but I’ve never seen you self promote. If anything you’re just helpful on the photography board. I think you’re a great addition to the Bee!

Post # 11
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m newer, but I’ve NEVER seen you self-promote.  Don’t leave!  I saw the post that led you to make this one, and it’s totally not worth it.  You know the rules, and you abide by them.  Just because other people don’t and can’t doesn’t mean YOU should take crap for it.  πŸ™

Post # 12
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2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I really enjoy seeing your input on the photography boards, and you offered me some really sound advice when I was engaged and having photog issues.  FWIW — I appreciate your presence!

Post # 13
Member
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t leave! You’ve helped so many people (myself included) and I’ve never once seen you self promote. You are such a great resource and I hope you stay!

Post # 14
Member
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive been around for over a year and have NEVER seen you self promote! You have always been really helpful and given great tips and advice! DOnt leave!

Post # 15
Member
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@PassionatePhotoLady: This is a pretty dramatic reaction! I think you are incredibly helpful in most areas, and in fact, as a photographer, I agree with most of the advice I’ve seen you give.

That being said, I think it was in poor taste to accuse me of trying to recruit a bride by offering to help her in a really ugly situation, something I did anonymously, with no reference to my business, style, experience, location, etc. I didn’t even PM the bride about it. I am new to this site and still learning what is and isn’t ok but I don’t like being attacked over it, especially coming from someone who, like I said before, has posted their own work on this site with images that have a watermark with your full business name in big print across them so anyone who wanted to look you up could. I’m sure your intentions were good when you posted it but please understand why your response in particular would be a hard pill for me to swallow when I’ve been a member less than a week and from your posts already know your full business name and where you’re located.

I am here for the same reasons, as a bride and as a wedding photographer. I think this is a valuable source to learn from brides and other vendors and have my own questions answered, as well as offer help or advice as a photographer when I can. But I am just as brutally honest as you are (which is generally a good thing!) so please don’t expect me not to call you out for something you probably know you shouldn’t do if you’re going to call me out for something I wasn’t aware was not cool. =) Definitely nothing to be so upset about though.

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