Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogs, Pinterest... what do I do? Do I need it to quilt? Why are all my friends talking about them?
Follow along as we discuss all this and more!
Let's start at the very beginning.
You have to ask yourself what you want out of social media?
- Is it to find other like minded quilters and see what they are up to, interact with them, and see their quilts?
- Is it to make a name for yourself in the quilting industry?
- Is it to sell quilt related items?
- Is it simply to see quilts and be inspired?
- Is it to find tutorials?
Whatever your reason is, it will be one that is the best fit for you. Figure that out and you are on your way to turning social media into something that works for your quilting passion!
Since this is the first post in a series, let's start at the very beginning and do a simple breakdown of what each social media platform is. I am not naming all of them yet, but the ones that most quilters use.
Facebook is a popular social networking platform where you can share photos, send messages, make friends. You create a personal profile and then can find friends, join groups and follow pages of those in the industry that interest you. Check out this fun page loaded with information, tutorials and more of Riley Blake Designs, a fabric company that is very popular.
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Stay tuned for more tips on how to navigate the social media world for quilters!