Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Today's post is going to be short and sweet, but I'm putting it here because I know it would just get lost in the faceless noise of Facebook, Twitter or any other social media if it was just a shout out there. One of my new goals to bring back the real person-to person connection in craft blogs and I'm challenging you to join me - and you don't need to have a blog to do it!
Starting this week I'm going to start making a conscious effort to comment on blog posts I click on or projects I bookmark with a Pinterest pin. Less of the 2 second "click, skim & leave" or the even briefer "click, pin & forget", I'm going to take a few extra seconds to let someone know I saw what they made and say a little something about it. Not spend added hours seeking stuff out, but a few seconds when I'm already looking at something. A genuine comment, not a quick, generic "That's so cute!". Just to let them know their effort and creativity is appreciated and noticed.
I've really missed the direct person-to-person blog interactions since crafting went viral & social - both as a reader and with my own readers. Clearly I'm not the only one, given all the comments echoing that feeling on my Quitting the Craft Blog Rat Race post from a couple weeks ago. So why not do a little something to bring back a few personal connections? It doesn't take much effort and it doesn't mean spending ages. Let's all try to take an extra moment when we see something to let that person know what we liked about their work, ask a question or just share a feeling. You might even get an unsolicited comment yourself:)