Can you be overexposed?
OK…before I even try and continue with my latest blog let’s get the “exposed” joke out the way first…
“Yes, you can be overexposed. But nobody wants to see my hairy naked body”.
“Yes, you can be overexposed. Pamela Anderson looks great over exposed!”
Now that we got the stupid jokes of the way, let me continue with what I really meant.
I’m talking about Self Promotion vs. being Overexposed!
I’m a big fan of all the social networks. I started off on myspace in 2006. Now I’m on facebook, twitter, Youtube, and Linked In. I’m also on some other “voice talent” networking sites. VOICEOVER UNIVERSE.com, EveryDemo.com, and voice casting sites as well like Voices.com, voice123.com, Guru.com, Odesk and a few more.
Some of the media puts a bad rap on networking sites. I’m sure there are lots of bad people out there doing lots of bad things on these networking sites. Just like a gun can be used to go hunting, defend a country, and…kill your neighbor. A networking site can be used the right way and the wrong way. I use these sites as a marketing too! A way of self promotion.
On the other hand, I know of a VO talent that had some great videos on tips and insight on the VO business put up on youtube! But one day I went to look for them and they were gone! He told me that he was told by his manager (or was it agent?) that he was in danger of being “over exposed”. I didn’t understand this. I always thought that anyway of getting your name out there is a good thing!
Within a week the videos were reposted again on Youtube. Change of heart?
Now in case you don’t know who I’m talking about it’s Ed Victor with his webisodes of the week. I know a little a bit about the voice over business already but his videos did teach me some things I didn’t know! Thanks Ed.
But the videos isn’t really the point of this blog. The point is…can someone (like a voice talent or maybe even an actor!) be OVERexposed on the Internet and on social networking sites?
I don’t think so. I think it all depends on how you use it.
What do you think?