I have succumbed

I now have a Facebook fan page and a (shudder) Twitter account!  (Also, as you may have noticed, I have changed the name of my yarn shop to Fiberwytch, because while I did love the name Fensalir Fiber, this is so much more succinct, not to mention easier to pronounce.) 

I’m sure you all know the deal with the Facebook page: “like” me there for special coupon codes, sneak peeks into what I’m up to, yadda, yadda, yadda.  But my question is this: do any of you (the readers of this blog) actually use Twitter?  And if so, who would you recommend I follow, and what kinds of Tweets would you like to see from me?


8 thoughts on “I have succumbed”

  1. I have a twitter and I love it. Seriously. I’m on it daily (I currently have it open in another window). I tend to use mine as a “professional twitter”, which simply means I don’t put anything there that I wouldn’t want a potential employer to find. It’s a marketing tool and a way for me to network with other writers, as well as friends.

    As for what I would like to see on your twitter? I like it when people have a mish mash of things. For example, I tweet about writing, spirituality, my cats, various shows that I watch, etc. (Like last night I was tweeting about the CMA’s, but I’ll also post about my belief that same sex marriage should be everywhere, and later that same day mention my writing.) It keeps things interesting and fresh, and that’s the kind of twitter feeds I like to follow.

    1. Thanks for the tips! My twitter is primarily for marketing purposes, too, and from what I’ve been reading (Etsy articles, etc.), the posts need to promote my work indirectly, without crossing over the line into spamminess. Yours sound like they accomplish that!

      I added you, btw!

  2. Thanks! Yea, anything that could hint at your work is good to tweet about. Those it’s also totally fine to mention when you add updates to your shop(s) and such as well 😀 I find the mish-mash approach injects my personality into things and people like personality and the tweeter/artist becomes more relatable etc~

  3. It makes sense that you’d ‘succumb’ and get a FB and Twitter. I don’t have either (don’t have much use for them) but I know of quite a few bloggers that also have online shops that use both FB and Twitter. I think it’s a good networking/marketing move and folks do tend to follow links back to one’s blog or shop, at least that’s what I’ve been told. Btw, I like your shop’s new name. Blessings.

    1. Thank you! 🙂 (And I just followed the link back to your blog, which looks like interesting reading. I like your explanation for why you chose to put a pomander in your blog title.)

  4. I have a twitter, but I mostly use mine for witchy networking and occasional blog promotion. I’ve started interacting a lot more with people who write blogs I follow because of twitter, so I’d say it’s a win win situation really. Twitter can do a lot of things for you though, depending on what you decide to use it for.

    1. I can definitely see the value of it for keeping tracking of people and topics I’m interested in. Using it for promotion is going to be a little trickier for me, though! I haven’t quite mastered the art of marketing my work yet, 🙂

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