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There are quite literally hundreds of social networking or social media sites and
apps. But when we talk about social media, we’re usually talking about a handful
of sites. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Those are the sites most
often mentioned for the general promotion of blogs or websites.
But if you’re an artist, designer, or any other kind of creative type, there’s another
social network that you should be using. It’s called Ello.
Ello is unique in that it focuses on creativity and creators. Unlike other more
passive social networks, Ello actively works to provide connections and
opportunities for creators.
If you’ve been looking for a social network that can actually do something for you,
Ello may be it.
Say Hello to Ello
Ello launched in 2014, so it’s been around for a while. Initially, it was created as a
response and alternative to Facebook. There had been (and continues to be) a lot
of news stories about Facebook selling user data, and many users were
When Ello launched, the founders published a manifesto, and used the tag line,
“You Are Not a Product.”
But as a new network, Ello was still small. Maybe purposely so. They did not (and
still don’t) accept paid advertising. Its founders didn’t set out to create the next
Facebook. It was a side-project, intended to be a social site for their friends, and
whoever else was interested.
For a while, that’s what it was, peaking at around 30,000 users.
But then Facebook began enforcing a “real name” policy that angered (and even
endangered) some users. One of Ello’s founders posted criticism of Facebook’s
policy, and that attracted millions of new users to Ello.
Eventually, creative users began to nudge Ello away from being a generic social
network. When it became clear who the active core users were, Ello pivoted and
began calling itself “The Creators Network.”
What Ello Can Do for You
Every social network provides a community for its users. Ello does that too. But,
Ello’s users are generally much more involved than those on other platforms.
When you cultivate good connections on Ello, those people will venture outside
of Ello to see your work.
And Ello itself will elevate users it finds interesting. Not through the use of a
black-box algorithm, but directly, through recommendations and giveaways.
Here are a few of the things Ello does to promote and benefit creators.
Every day, an Ello “curatorial team” features community members on their
editorial homepage and their social profiles. Artists and their works and ideas are
actively promoted across the platform
To give you some idea of what that means, my partner and I joined Ello at the
same time. A few months after we joined, an Ello founder shared one of her
posts featuring her art.
Within days, she had ten times more followers than I did. For months, after just a
single shared post, her follower count continued to grow by the thousands.
Since then, she’s racked up half a million post views. That’s not a huge number
compared to celebrity posts on major social networks. But what I find interesting
about it is 59% of her followers view her posts.
That’s the sign of an engaged user base! Ello users appear to be much more
engaged than users on the major social networks. The only way 59% of your
Facebook friends will see your post is if you pay Facebook to force it on them.
And her experience was in the relatively early days of Ello. Back in 2014, just
before it began gaining a lot of press attention. I can only imagine how many new
followers featured artists gain now.
And the arts editorials aren’t the only hand-picked recommendations. There’s
also a “community update” that features Ello artists both on the Ello blog and in a
daily email newsletter.
So, you can see that Ello takes a very active role in boosting the profiles of their
Not for Print
Ello prints (yes, on actual paper) an ironically-titled publication called, Not for
Print. It’s published quarterly, and all Not for Print contents come from Ello user
submissions. Issues follow different artistic themes, and they’re curated to
showcase the creative talent on Ello.