For goodness sakes….Facebook Goodness, Whatever is she talking about?
Please, give me a chance to explain.
In 2014 I joined ‘social media’ to begin my blog and really get into unfolding my business ‘Classic Amy Joanne’. Creating my domain name and wanting to be sure I could use the name in all other areas for my biz…such as~Instagram, emails, web and Facebook. Thank you Jane Allen of ‘Jane Allen Creates’ for all your techy information!
check it all off the list. Classic Amy Joanne, was available…and created!
Not really knowing what to expect or how to manage or use or maneuver all of this.
I mean really~ I love to create and share my creations, period.
A computer guru~ I am not, but in order to grow my business in this century I was going to have to roll with everyone else and join the ranks of the tech savvy, the socials, and the young.
It was the most effective way of ‘spreading’ the word, about my Art, my World, My Classes, My Blog, my Designs….you get the picture. No more flyers hanging at the super-market.
Making the decison then ~ that my posts would 99% of the time be about Art and the promotion of it, always positive, always to share. My personal life was to remain personal….even as magical and wonderful it is.
Three years later, I can say, I post everyday on Instagram and Facebook…and blogging once a week most times….It all has been a good experience.
People are the same people on or off Facebook (Social Media) (as I tell the anti-facebook folks), what you see is what you get. I chose early on to make it about my business. Other folks use it to share family, share adventures, share vacations and share their lives, alot of goodness, a nice way to stay in touch……and it is not always a bad thing. (minus a few posts you would rather not see). I have learned to scroll by the nonsense. Just like avoiding someone in the grocery store isle, lol!
I am able to grow my business, create business relationships, find product, meet fellow designers, find chapters and fellow bloggers, enjoy happy painting friends, join groups of interest, sell Art and grow as an Artist, Painter, Designer, Friend, and Business Woman.
Thru Social Media I have met wonderful like-minded folks I would have not met otherwise……I have had the privilege to paint with a few folks thru Chapters and private classes because of chance post on Facebook.
It makes the world a smaller place….we can reach each other.
Meeting new friends thru my paint brush and my keyboard….good friends (even though we never met in person)…just because of our daily activity on Facebook. We laugh together (and sometimes cry together) and we create together and share together….and even pray together.
I can tell you for sure ~ if the Titanic was going down and we were all on it, I trust they would save me a seat on the life boat and throw me my paintbrushes…and likewise.
Facebook has also been a place of encouragement, thru likes, loves and comments. If you request opinions or advise….like it or not, you have it.
Meeting folks from California, to Australia, to China to Canada to my neighbor down the street that I would not have known otherwise. Yes this is true…..
Being an introvert, my keyboard strokes are my voice. The real deal.
I look forward to checking in every morning and ending the day with a look-see….my friends are always there ready to share or encourage or just to say Hello! …and if you are missing for a while, they will send a search party. (don’t doubt that).
So you see….there is Goodness to Facebook. Any comments or thoughts?
Are you on Facebook? Will you be my friend? What are you waiting for?
Here are ways we can connect….
Facebook, Instagram ‘Classic Amy Joanne’, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Follow Me – Blog Page and a Newsletter E-blast (are you on the list?)
Just like in real life…..it is what You make of it.
Coming Soon ~ Building vignette, Chippy Blue Chalkboard Pumpkins and Book Tour