I have been dumbfounded and disappointed by the lack of interest in my art(or myself/comments) through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Deviantart. I knew people who were making a profitable living through sites such as Ebay selling their art but did not know how to do this myself. This is all answered in this great resource, 'New Markets for Artists'.
Firstly, I grew tiresome of Facebook (especially those silly games)and never realized it could be used as a tool to showcase my art and make connections with people to become interested. I thought maybe my art was just too horrible, thought of myself as a talentless artist or maybe some of my humour and subject matter was in poor taste or I offended someone. I have this same fear sometimes when I quickly send a tweet of a joke on my mind via Twitter, and have no followers.
This is not so much the case as Mr. Carey has eloquently pointed out here in his excellent book 'New Markets for Artists' and how to use social media to sell yourself. Connecting to people through social media is a process, and one that requires patience. I never was very good (and still am not) at selling myself and artwork. Using social media as Mr. Carey explains is easier and less daunting that I thought. It also gives fantastic advice on how to use your website with widgets linked to social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, etc. This book is a must have for artists who wish to make a living through social media and/or use social media for business/business contacts in attracting potential customers, organizations and sponsors.