Saturday, February 13, 2010

First Visit to the Etsy Forums

On Thursday, Feb. 11th, I made my first visit to the Etsy Forums and participated in a few discussions. I found a request, "send me your blog," posted by neki. Neki Naturals was looking for blogs to follow, and followers for their blog as well. Since I wasn't following any blogs yet, and I had no followers either, I started following Neki! I also followed as many as I could that left their URLs in that thread. What a great way to "meet" new people and find new Etsy shops to check out (Uh Oh...I think I might want to spend money...)! Plus, now I have a few followers (this is cool). They may not ever read any of my blog posts, but that's OK with me.

After taking peeks at many of their blogs...I felt like mine is pretty plain. I learned a couple of things:
1. I've still got a long way to go as far as the social networking thing goes. Everybody has facebook and twitter, and all I've done so far is my blog that isn't visited very often.
2. I need to learn more about widgets to add to my blog (Neki helped me out and showed me how to put a free hit counter on mine! I thought that was cool - Thanks again, Neki!!!) and make it a little more fun.
3. I still need to work on my photography skills (and I have a feeling that's going to be an ongoing process, no matter what), and I might want to add more pictures to the blog.

Overall, my first visit to the forums was pretty interesting. People are so friendly and helpful; I'm glad I made the visit. :)

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