Have you ever just bit off more than you can chew? I do, almost every day.
I have had a chance to gain a little insight and it will help me in my life and in my business. I spend so much time chatting, updating facebook, tweeting, (not so much blogging) etc, that I hardly have time to do the important stuff! You know, being with my family, creating, working; that sort of thing.
Anyway, the dh has been saying that he should just delete FB as he doesn’t really do much except look at pictures of our friends and their kids, etc. I said I can’t! I have my fan page! It is for my business! But is it really? I am chasing people with pics and little things and they find out what I am doing, or do they? I have a whopping 70 fans, many of whom found out about me on the Etsy forums and followed because I followed them. I adore anyone who would take the time to click and comment, but does it really matter?
Last month, when my dd had emergency surgery, I was with her in the hospital for 2 days. I didn’t tweet, facebook or blog; nobody really missed me. I also didn’t really miss it that much either. I believe that if someone finds my shop, likes what they see and purchases it, that is great! But I am not going to stress out over whether or not I am making any sales. If that happens, I will close up shop. I love creating and want to share it with others. Sales give me a nice feeling but so does a look of understanding and pride on a student’s face after they have learned a new technique and have created something that speaks to them. I love the creative process and as long as I can share it with someone, I am a happy camper! So, no more Facebook. I feel free! Maybe I will get necklaces done for the million pendants I have made!
Something I would really like to do: start blogging about techiques and provide tutorials and tips and such. If I was a computer whiz, I would already be doing that. I am not sure how to begin, but I will figure something out! You and the 5 other people that have read this will be the first to know!