Hi there, last week I posted about social media and my presence there and you can read that post by clicking here
That post got a few likes and comments both here on the blog as well as on Twitter so I decided this could be a matter to look into more closely. One of my readers told me about Tumblr, I did recognise the name but I’ve never used it…or so I thought. My reader said that there was a community of crafters on Tumblr so I decided to go take a look and she was absolutely right. I found lots of crafters and blogs that I was not familiar with so of course I immediately wanted to join the fun and that’s when I discovered that way back then, I had actually joined Tumblr! And I had 2 posts on there, one to my old eshop which does not exist any more and one for my french blog which does not exist either! So clearly I had heard something about this social media but never really gotten into it.
But since I’m in this social media experiment mood, I revived my profile there and posted a few pictures, updated my shop and blog urls and subscribed to a lot of knitting, crochet, spinning and yarn dyeing related blogs. So I’m quite excited about this new venue for me, now the question will be if I will be able to maintain a regular presence there because like so many of you have said, if you are not going to be a regular presence it’s better to close down the profile as a stagnant profile with no activity can do more harm than good as people may think you have closed down or that you are just not a serious person/business. So I’m going to see how this works for me in the next few weeks, I think I need to give it a go for a little while to see if this is a venue for me and if I’m able to maintain my profile on a regular basis. So if you too are on Tumblr you can check out my activity at Tumblr
I also checked on Instagram, I actually have the app on my phone and I knew that I had signed up a long time ago and maybe even posted a pic or two but thats all. I’ve noticed posts from instagram by friends on Twitter and Facebook so I know that Instagram is a social network that people are using but I just don’t know if that is something I should use as well. So I’m curious, are you on Instagram? Are you, like me, on a number of social media websites and if so do you use each one differently – like do you use one for professional purposes, one for personal etc. Or have you maybe after using a number of those narrowed it down to just 1 or 2 and do all your socializing there?
So of course, I also went to Instagram and posted a picture. I haven’t had the time yet to overhaul my profile there but I need to if I want to test this out and see if Instagram is a venue that can work for my blog and online shop or not.
I admit that after doing this browsing and reviving of profiles on different social media, I find I have a real preference for PInterest for inspiration, Twitter for pictures of my handmade items and shop announcements, Tumblr for blog reading, Youtube for learning new techniques and Facebook more for personal purposes. Google + I need to work on because I’m sure that is something I can use to bring me more visibility online and help with my shop so I think Google + will be something I will use in the future for business purposes.
Well, that’s all for now. I have tons of work to do today before doing my “normal” job this evening so until next time take care and enjoy your new week 🙂