Sunday, April 10, 2011

Social Networking List

"Every individual directory that you submit to is another chance to get found online so it's important to make sure you're listed in every directory possible."

Here's a blog post that completed a list of the top 50 social networking opportunities, along with lists, pages, etc. all of which can help get your name out there and really increase your inbound linkage (people finding your site).
While it's not quick, or really easy to complete all of them, it is free--mainly. So, take advantage as you can! & thank you Hubspot, for sharing this information!

info shared by lacey's husband of Eyes & Ears, Sound & Security, Inc. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

March Treasury Contest Winner 'Pattern Recognition'

Thank you PopRocket for this fantastic treasury! View the treasury here & click around! 
Congratulations on winning the February Contest. Thanks for entering.

Want your chance to win front page on the blog & get extra promotion? Enter our March contest--no theme required. Make sure to tag your treasury with 'HandmadeTriadApril' & comment on our Facebook Fan Page with a link!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One Minute with Lisa Snedeker

Our Handmade Triad group is proud to welcome social media consultant, Lisa Snedeker to our April meeting where she will take us through a social media bootcamp. Currently serving as Director of communications, public relations & social media at Wake Forest School of Law, Lisa is fascinated by the growth of social media applications like Facebook and Twitter.
A teacher of journalism and even French, Lisa now helps businesses take advantage of the power of social media. "One of the biggest misconceptions people have about social media is that it's a fad" Snedeker says.

ONE Minute with Lisa...

ONE time when I was little my parents left me with their friends in Japan for two weeks and I didn't want to go home when they got back.

ONE day I hope to return to China.

ONE movie I would never tire of watching --'Field of Dreams' and 'Out of Africa'.

If I had to create with ONE color for the rest of my life, I would pick sage green

ONE of my best strategies for fueling my creativity is running.

If I could add ONE hour to my day, I would read.

ONE thing I hope to gain from teaching this course is new insights.

ONE thing you really need to know about me is I like good conversation.

ONE thing I know for sure is that prayer works

Find Lisa on Twitter: lisa_snedeker

Photo credit: divadea

Monday, April 4, 2011

Social Media Help for Crafters

Still don't have a Facebook page for your craft business? Does the thought of Twitter cause you to twitch? Well no worries friend! This week our Handmade Triad group will be delving into the world of social media at our April meeting. To get you started, here are some links to help you get a leg up.

Videos for Creating a Facebook and Twitter Page:
If you are like me, visual learning is sometimes easier than reading instructions. Check out HubSpot's video here for setting up a Facebook page for your business. You will set up a page, learn ways to promote your page and tips for creating a great page.
HubSpot also has a video here for setting up a Twitter account for your business.

Ebooks - Twitter and Facebook
Meylah, the blog devoted to building an online creative community, has a free downloadable eBook to get you started with Facebook, Twitter and Flikr. Inside the presentation are additional links to articles to help

See wasn't that easy? Now that you have your page built, check out Meylah's article on 10 ways to maximize your Facebook fan page here. And finally after your Twitter business page is ready, check out the post by Social Media expert Chris Brogan on 50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business.

Be sure to check out our blog tomorrow. We will feature local social media expert Lisa Snedeker. Lisa will be taking our group through a Social Media Bootcamp that will surely get us 'in shape' with social media.

To find out more about Handmade Triad click here.

Photo Credit: Asthma Helper

Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Treasury Winner--VOTE!

Below is a list of 3 top picks for the March contest (based on number of views) Vote for your favorite--winner announced online & at the next Handmade Triad Meeting (tuesday, april 5th).