Many artisans chose to write a blog and are active in a few social media communities. Indeed blogging,Twitter, Facebook and Flickr are cited by artisans as the key places to interact. But many people lack the time to participate, and are overwhelmed by it all.
The solution for time-pressed individuals - including those of you who don't sell jewelry - is to automate posts as much as possible. You can use Twitterfeed for example, to automatically post blog articles to Twitter. I recommend NetworkedBlogs to do the same for Facebook.
I've also discovered a wonderful free service called Posterous.com which allows you to autopost your snappy 140 character text messages to Twitter, update your status on Facebook, send your latest pictures to Flickr or your blog all via email. Several blogging platforms are supported.
You can easily attach any file and links - photos, audio files, documents, video - in your email. The files are converted automatically to a web friendly format. Just check out their how-tos. However, Facebook's API (application programming interface), will not currently permit you to attach photos in your Posterous autopost if you want to send it to your Facebook Page (profile is okay). If only it would work for the Page - I would use it more.
Those of you who are thinking of blogging but wary of the set up and maintenance of a full blog, a Posterous hosted micro-blog might appeal as a simpler alternative. (Tumblr is another popular micro-blogging site.)
The best part about Posterous is the ability to autopost simultaneously. Depending on how you set up your account, you could for instance choose to write once and post to both Twitter and Facebook simultaneously. Or go for broke and post to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr AND your Posterous blog all at once!!
If your workplace blocks Twitter and Facebook, you could still post there as Posterous works via email. But only at lunch or during breaks, right?
Before You Go :
- 6 Questions to Really Ask Before You Start a (Craft) Blog
- 7 Easy Ways to Grow Your Jewelry Blog
- Twitter Tips For Jewelry Artisans
- 4 Easy Ways to Promote Your Online Store
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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