When updating my website today I ran across an article by Princess Farhana entitled, "Four Mistakes Dancers Make on the Internet".
I started my website, Joy of Belly Dancing back in 1990 when there wasn't a lot of information on the Internet about belly dancing. I use to spotlight a dancer each month and a lot of the spotlights I received were sent via snail mail to me and I had to scan in the photos and type the bios in by hand. I stopped spotlighting dancers in 2009 since no one wanted to be bothered promoting themselves anymore; I know crazy that's free advertisement!
Through the years I have seen a lot of dancer websites being born and recently they are disappearing; this is sad.
Everyone is saying, I have a Facebook page I don't need a website and this is not true a website is still very important. Not everyone has Facebook, I know hard to believe, and if you are not "public" on Facebook not everyone can see it. You don't want to mix personal life with you dance life, so I agree totally with Princess Farhana. Don't get me wrong social media is important but it's not a website that promotes just you.
Check out her article when you have a chance, http://princessraqs.blogspot.com/2014/07/four-mistakes-dancers-make-on-internet.html. It is going to be a series, I can't wait for the remaining articles.