I'm so excited to reintroduce the second edition of Making It! The format will be slightly different from the first but I think you'll enjoy it just the same! I've invited a couple of talented sellers to become regular contributors to Heart Handmade, and every other week they'll introduce a new topic/issue that's near and dear to our hearts such as Getting Press/Putting together a press kit, Twitter and the importance of social networking, Running multiple shops from Etsy to Artfire etc.
I'm so psyched to introduce our first contributor, the lovely Cassie of Clementine...
I create handcrafted jewelry in my home studio in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts. I love drinks in big glasses, watching the sunset as often as I can, weeding the garden (seriously, it's therapeutic), and really bad tv (Dancing with the Stars? Yep. Rock of Love? Third time's the charm! The Bachelor? Hells, yeah.)
By Cassie Gray
I’m just going to go ahead and admit it: I really didn’t want to join Twitter. I don’t know about you, but I find the number of must-join social networking sites to be overwhelming. First there was MySpace. Then StumbleUpon. Then Flickr, Facebook, Wists, StyleFeeder…Ack! Once Twitter gained popularity, I threw up my hands: Enough. I wasn’t going to do it. Of course, slowly but surely, I realized that Twitter was everywhere—some of my favorite bloggers were on Twitter—and I was going to have to join. It’s said that, used wisely and well, Twitter can drive traffic and significantly improve your business—and that’s what it’s all about, right?
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Next time on Making It! >>
Getting press and developing your own press kit.