Some people think those people are rude, but really, it's the opposite. I'm an introvert. I love people, but most days, I need a break. I need to retreat back into my bubble and regroup before stepping back out to face the world. You would think interacting with people from behind the comfort of a computer screen would make it easier. But I'm finding that's not always the case. And that's sometimes a problem.
You see, being online is a part of my job. If you haven't looked over on the right side of my little blog, you should. Over there you'll see a little snippet of my Etsy shop, Cuppa Stitches. Part of having that little shop is promoting it. If you don't promote, no one knows about it and my shop goes nowhere. I do use Instagram (@evonneu) to share what I'm working on.
Usually I push pictures like this on over to Twitter.
I also have a business page for my shop on Facebook. And that my friend is where I run into the problems. I try to post and be active but everything I post comes across as an ad. At least to me. I love interacting with people. Sometimes it is easier to do from behind a screen. Sometimes I can't figure out what to say.
I'll share links to new additions to my shop
I've shared funny pictures related to crafting and crocheting.
But where do I go from there?
For anyone who wants to run an online business.....
This shit ain't easy! It's fun. I absolutely love what I do. I am so very thankful for the people I have met along the way and the sales that I continue to get. But man, it's not always sunshine and rainbows!
Maybe I need to make some sunshine and rainbows. But I also need to focus on this social media stuff.
Tips are always welcome.
PS. I apologize if this post sounds like an ad. That wasn't my intention.
PPS. The above statement may not be completely true. But I honestly do need to work on my social skills. Online and off.
Until next time...