Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Social Networking!

Apparently social networking is the way forward for small business to advertise. Interacting with customers and potential customers, stepping over the barriers that apply to purchasing online, improving SEO... all good.

And yet I have to say I find Facebook etc extremely time consuming and annoying. I don't want to spend my days fiddling about on my computer looking at what inspiring pictures friends of friends have decided to share with the world. My instinct tells me that social networking is another way of describing prevarication, time wasting and Not Getting On With Some Proper Work.

But of course for me, in my current attempt at running a tiny business, this isn't the case. Social networking is the online equivalent of walking down the street chatting to people and trying to get them interested in my micro-enterprise. And it has the added advantage that the people I (hopefully) reach cybernetically are already mildly interested, rather than being random strangers.

So for this reason I plod on, with my IT illiteracy, in my attempt to grapple with the sundry forms of social networking and online marketing.

And as part of this attempt I'm running my first giveaway. To enter all you have to do is write a comment below confirming that you've
1) Liked my Facebook Page , and
2) Liked my website on Facebook.

When my Facebook Page reaches 100 Likers, I will give each person who has left a comment a number, and select one at random. That person will win 1 small sleeping cat in a colour of their choice.




  1. I think I've liked - at least FB says I have, the Yola site was a bit more tricky, so I G+'d to be sure.

    As a punter the social networking to enter giveaways is equally tricky lol.

  2. Thanks Lois! I know, I find it tricky too. I've tried in the past to enter giveaways, and failed the initial intelligence test :-( Doesn't help that as soon as you've learnt to use it, it changes!

  3. Update: giveaways run on facebook are against the rules!

    So the rules of my giveaway have changed: please leave a comment here, saying you have liked my facebook page :-) Each person who comments will be given a number, and the winner selected at random. The prize will be drawn when my number of Page Likers reaches 100.

    I will add the people who have participated already here....

  4. Love the cats and have liked your FB page.

  5. I liked your facebook page AAAAAGES ago and I have posted on facebook that I like your website - but I couldn't see a button on there to do it automatically? we luvs you anyway

  6. I just found you out! I love your creations! I participated to the giveaway :))

  7. Those cats are just too cute!

  8. I have of course liked your Facebook page since forever - it's just what one does! Now shared it on my own page though, to get you some more very well-deserved followers. Getting twitchy fingers, so I'm starting to feel another purchase coming on.

  9. Thank you Kathleen!! I am rubbish at social networking, and advertising, and spreading word in general!