It started a few years ago with a blog. I wanted to write about my knitting, my design efforts and other stuff. Slowly but surely, I developed readership—for I while I was obsessive about readership—so I joined Site Meter—so I could see HOW many readers I had, and who referred them to my blog. (Since then, I have learned I am (or I was!) in the top 100 knitting blogs--if anything my readership has gone up since then. )
If you are interested in knitting or crochet, it's almost impossible not to be on Ravelry. It's THE resource for knitters and crocheters. And so, I joined Ravelry—and love it. And I love that I can (and have!)been able to sell patterns on Ravelry. Needless to say, there is a link to my blog on my Ravelry profile page. And a link on this blog back to my Ravelry store--where you can buy (or download free) patterns.
Then, all my Word Nerd friends ended up on Facebook, and well, I had to get onto Facebook.
But too many people play Farmville, or Mafia Wars, and too many strangers want to be my friend—so not only am I on FaceBook—Golden Apples has a fan Page—any one can be my fan. And Fans will be treated to videos first, and free pattern, and other stuff as it comes along.
Today—I uploaded a Knitting Video to the Golden Apples fan page-- a 9 minute tutorial on how I start socks for working 2 sock on 2 circs.
Meanwhile, SiteMeter tells me, that some of my blog readership is coming from Twitter—I am not on Twitter (make that I WASN'T ON) Twitter—but as of today.. I am tweeting, too. And seeing who is tweeting about me! My twitter account is still pretty new (no photo yet)--and no followers, and not yet following any one--but that will change, too, I am sure.
Next is a phone upgrade, so I can tweet from my cel phone, and let you know that I have completed some element of the on ROY G BIV sock (right now, the cuff is totally completed — all knit, and all the ends woven in.)
Or that I have started a small triangular shawl out of some cashmere blend sock yarn (I forget who when and where—but I look it up)
Saturday, at the Mets game, some knitters admired the colors in the ROY socks—and wanted to know what yarn. When I explained—8 balls (7 colors and grey) they lost interest and expressed it was too much work to do a real stripe and weave in all those ends.
Me? I think its entirely worth it! I will have the stripes I want, and they will be perfect—even over the instep, as I work the gussets, the striping will be consistent!
By tomorrow, I will have RO and maybe even ROY and photo's of the same—but for now, just a bunch of links—and the new video on my Facebook fan page.