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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Hey! Who you calling a technophobe?

Well I have finally succumbed to the pressure to drag myself into the 21st Century and have joined the Twitter Revolution.

Already I can see that I am going to have to schedule my time carefully as it is pretty addictive and before you know it an hour has whipped by.   I am still finding my feet and working out what everything does, what all the shortcuts and initials mean and getting the hang of general etiquette for tweeting.

I feel so behind the times and when I see how many followers and tweets other people have made and how well they use this platform.  I am sure I will eventually get the hang of it but I feel like I am walking on eggshells a little not wanting to press the wrong button or offend anyone!

So, just a quick message to say that you can now follow me on Twitter @AlisCraftStudio if you are that way inclined (or click on either the image above or the 'follow' button on the right hand column of this blog).

That is another thing, when you are on Twitter, you need followers (otherwise its another place to feel like 'Billy No Mates') so I had to get my head around adding social media buttons to my blog, website and anywhere else I needed to so that people can easily follow me and tweet about my products to their followers too.   Just when you think you are ahead of the game, someone decides to throw something else into the mix!!

Have to tell you that I am still resisting Facebook - there are only so many hours in the day and there is that little thing called 'creating' to be done otherwise my mega-promoted business won't have anything to actually sell!!

What a lot of stuff I have had to learn already this year (and we are only a few weeks into January) what with my newsletter, twitter and also my newly vamped website which will be getting a few more tweaks during the craft fair-free time I have in February.  I'd love to know what you think of it so far...

I'll be back later with my Handmade Monday post (assuming I can think of something interesting to say - I'm having a bit of a brain-dead day today!)


  1. Saw you on twitter, not that I visit much tbh as you say just not enough hours in the day.

    Your website looks great, just been for a looksie.

    1. Thanks so much - I am really determined to make the most of the technology available this year (lets see how well that goes when it gets to busy season!)

  2. Welcome to the land of Twitter Ali! Never got the hang of it myself!! Much prefer Facebook Pages...I have found that past and present customer often search for and interact with my Facebook page but never via Twitter....you must give Facebook a go too :)


  3. I am on Twitter but I only use it with an automatic upload from my blog. I seldom actually go into it. Facebook takes up way too much of my time anyway but I prefer it. My FB is purely work related and I now have 400 'friends'! I think it is good for business though.

    Joy x

  4. I'm slowing getting to grips with Twitter but seem to be spending more and more time on my PC than working so to add Facebook into the mix as well at the mo is not really an option. I will have a look in February to see if I can get to grips with that too!

    OMG - Who said this was going to be easy!!


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