The realities of sharing your crafts on social media
As #FrogOrFinish month comes to a close, many of us are sharing our (finally) finished crafts on social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Projects. Here are some realities of sharing your projects!
This month has been a great cleansing of the stash. I’ve tidied, I’ve organized, and I’ve had projects flying off the needles. With every finished project comes the inevitable: sharing it on social media. Sharing is one of the best parts of knitting – but here are some of the realities.
Counting the likes
“Come on, just 10 more. Someone validate my effort! Appreciate me! Oh, thanks, Great-Aunt Jessica – why yes, I did make it myself.”
Taking 200 pictures to share just one
Getting your finished project in the best light is very important. If you spent hours knitting it, why not take a few minutes to make sure people can see just how amazing you are for having knitted it? 200 pictures later, everyone will know just how gorgeous it is.
Tagging it so that everyone will see your #masterpiece
“Hey guys, #checkout this #new #craft I finished, it’s #super #cute! #lol #funny #perf”
I love hashtags – they’re a great way to expose your work to a wider audience that you don’t already know! (Psssst: go check out this post on CraftyFingers for some really fun hashtags with vibrant communities. And don’t forget to tag @LoveKnittingcom when you share your crafts on social media!)
Building an awesome community
Social media can connect communities across continents and oceans – and it can grow communities and friendships like you wouldn’t believe. It’s not unusual to be really close friends with someone you’ve never met in person nowadays, and in the crafting community it’s no different. I have friends across the world who make beautiful things and share them – and I love to see the latest thing they’ve made. After all, who wouldn’t bond over the mutual love of a gorgeous yarn?
How do you share your crafts on social media?
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Last updated: January 28th, 2016.