I suspect a lot of people just now “meeting me” here at Knitivity may get the impression at first glance that i’m new in the business.
Actually I’ve been at this almost six years. The place looks sparse because last weekend I switched to a different hosting package and I’ve not found a convenient way (YET!) to re-upload many years of blogs, patterns, pictures, etc. Actually, the pictures are still available in the directory that holds all my pictures, they’re just not accessible here yet. Before the switch-over I downloaded the entire date base, I just need to find a way to upload the old database without completely ruining this new one.
But because I’ve had extremely limited sales over the last several weeks (even worse than normal), I am wondering if people get the idea that I’m new at this. Right now I don’t have an advertising budget of any sort, so I depend on word-of-mouth from happy customers, along with as much social networking on my own that I can accomplish.
And I try to balance posts to the Knitivity groups between promotional posts and other fiber-interest posts. (My personal Facebook page is a different thing, with a broad range of interests and connected people.) Doing all-promo is boring for everyone, and all inspirational pictures, tips and free patterns doesn’t pay the bills. And I don’t expect everyone reading every post to buy something. But it would be great to see more ‘shares’, which means exposure to other fiber-friendly folks who haven’t heard of me. Exposure is what I need more of.
So if you see something that piques your interest, you probably have friends who may also be interested in following along; click the “share” button in Facebook or Google+, or copy the link to a blog post and put a link in your own blogs.