Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TWITTERPATED - Meet Your Guide

My name is Polly, and I'm one of those older people who think all this e-network stuff is for "the young people" -- a term that was meaningless to me until I was well past 45. Texting, My Space (is that still around), Flickr, Facebook, Twitter -- all are foreign to me, and I know this only scratches the surface. But I have a passion for miniature painting, and an Etsy shop I'd like to be busy filling orders from, and if I want to share information about these things, networking on the internet seems a logical way to proceed. I'll start by inviting you to visit my shop using this link: Miniscapes - Small Oil Paintings

My head spins when I hear all the terms specific to one site or another, and number of follows and clicks sound impressive, but I suspect they may not amount to readers, sales or even views. I'm ready to explore, though, and I might as well share what I learn, maybe save you some mistakes along the way.

At this point I obviously have a blog started. I've uploaded some photos to Flickr and figured out how to post from there to my blog, but I've yet to caption or tag them. And I've signed up for a twitter account without fleshing it out. I plan on setting up a Facebook presence as well.

I'm going to start my adventure with Twitter. I've done a search in the Etsy forums of threads about Twitter and got some information from one about increasing followers -- whatever that means. Here is a link to it: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6127828

On my next post I'm going to fill out my Twitter profile, if there is such a thing, post, and try to start gathering followers. I hope you find this helpful, and if you have any questions you'd like me to look for the answers to, or anything you'd like me to try, let me know.

Let's promote; I hear it can be fun!

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