Friday, May 28, 2010
It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of 9 artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.
Our question this month:
How do you network? In what ways does it work and not work?
I am lousy at networking… I guess for me networking is time away from crafting, and in order for networking to be really rewarding, you have to keep at it regularly, and I am very wary of starting something that I cannot keep up with. Crafting takes most hours in my day, and I know I should make time for networking, to get out of my bubble and see the world lol!!
The best and most enjoyable networking I do is right here right now with my fellow merry-go-rounders. We are a group small enough to be personal, big enough to have different and interesting points of view and experiences to share. I guess this type of networking is more my cup of tea, where I ‘know’ people, it ‘means’ something rather than ‘be’ … like Facebook, if you see what I mean…
So how do I network? Well, I blog (whenever I remember to), post on Flickr and although I like Flickr I haven’t been there for quite a while, but it’s a fabulous place to find amazing talents and artists in every domain possible… I spend hours trying to work out having a page on Facebook (unsuccessfully) and I must say I am not a Facebook fan at all… I participate once in a blue moon in forums in Dawanda and the French selling venue A Little Market… I suppose I am a tad unsociable… :P
I guess I’ll need to work on all these listed before starting on anything else!!!
Please have visit the Merriers, you’ll find direct links on the side bar!!
Thanks for reading!!