I have to apologise to my WP blog as I haven’t been very attentive of late. I’ve been meaning to post a pics of some new jewellery for weeks now, but sadly I just haven’t had the time. What could possibly be keeping me away from the wonderful world of WP I hear you ask – two words – Social Media!!! Let me give you some background as many of you won’t know this, I don’t do social media! Yep, I said it. Until very recently I was part of the anti- social media brigade. It wasn’t that I had anything against it, I’d thought about joining Facebook in the past, I just couldn’t be bothered to set up and constantly update my profile. It never particularly bothered me not having any social media presence, even with friends insisting I should join. So what if I missed out on the odd FB convo or pics from a night out, my social media savvy friends would always accommodate me by sending me special “non FB user” email updates. I didn’t need to like, poke, tweet or re-tweet anything! So naturally, it’s come to quite a surprise to many when I recently took to both Facebook & Twitter. My friend requests have been met with shock, confusion and incredulity. “Why?” they asked and the answer is simple – I had no other choice. Since deciding to take my jewellery selling seriously and opening my Etsy store, I’m understanding how important social networks are for getting your product or service to your customer. Posting a new piece to FB or Twitter gives it immediate exposure to people from all over the world, people who could all be potential customers. It would be near impossible for me to achieve that any other way. But the problem is being an active social media user is time consuming. When I’m not at work full time, designing and making new pieces, photographing pieces, writing for my blog, listing new items on Etsy and doing all those other essential life things like eating and sleeping. I now have to make time to post to Facebook, Tweet, like random FB fan pages, send friend requests to build my network and harass said friends to like my FB fan page, it’s exhausting work! Typically, something has to give and sadly it’s been my blog that has been neglected, which is a shame because it’s one of things I enjoy the most. So sorry WP blog, I promise to do better from now on 🙂
Until next time!