Well, here I am... blogging. As far as I know, I have no followers... hence the title of this post. I have to be honest, I've never really like the idea of blogging. It's time consuming, I have nothing to say, blah blah blah.
Recently, however, I've come to realize that I may have more to say than I thought I did. See, I recently opened an Etsy shop. I'm not going to pretend that I'm some "great artist" - I just do what I enjoy. I have been making jewelry, knitting, and spinning yarn for years now, and my space finally got so overwhelmed with finished projects and stashed supplies that I had to start selling it off.
When you start up an Etsy shop, you get inundated with newsletters full of marketing tips. Most of them are filled with gorgeous photos and featured artists and pretty much just make you feel inadequate. However, one of the many tips that they offer over and over (along with great pictures, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account) is to start a blog and talk about your shop.
Again I say, "blah blah blah." Still I resisted. The whole idea seemed self-indulgent, and frankly, I wasn't convinced that my shop would last for more than a couple of weeks. I did, however, set up a Facebook page for my shop, and finally got with the program and learned how to Tweet.
And that's when I noticed something surprising... after awhile, my Facebook posts started getting longer. I wanted to share everyday stuff with my shop followers in the same way that I do with my friends. What song am I listening to today? What fabulous new Chanel nail polish has caught my eye? What does everyone think of that new translation of Anna Karenina? Who else watches Pretty Little Liars, and are you as obsessed with Aria's wardrobe as I am?
So this is the result. Me, sitting here in bed with my laptop in the middle of the night... blogging to myself. I suppose I'll have to publicize my blog at some point... blah blah blah. In the meantime, if there's anyone out there... enjoy.