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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The big scary world that is the internet

Hello there! 

I'm going to be honest about something before asking you all for a favour, which I hope you won't think badly of me for.

Fact: the world of the internet is a hard old place to navigate. Now I don't mean typing a quick question into Google and finding an answer to your question, but making your mark on the internet. The internet is central to all of our lives (what would happen to the world if the www went down I wonder?!?), and as a blogger and owner of a small business even more so. The internet is where you promote your work, network, and if you are lucky, make money. Be it through blogs, or one (or many) of the many common socail media networks, the internet must be navigated in order to get anyone to see your work. Ok, so some people may 'stumble across' you. Believe it or not, though I think regular readers will definitely nelieve this, I had a lovely lady comment on my blog, compliment my crochet, and told me that she had found my blog by googling the word 'faffing'! Fair enough, after a quick search myself searching for the word 'faffing' in fact lead to this page of my blog.

So people can stumble across you but how do you spread the word to attract others?  I feel that I am blogging as much as I can fit in around my crochet and full-time day job (and thank you to you all for your views and comments as I am now the top result on Google when you search me!), but other sources of social media I am using to promote my work are just not getting the views they used to get. 

Really what I'm getting at is that I'm really struggling with this whole internet thingy at the moment. I don't want to just sit about and disappear into the ether, which is where you lovely people come in :-)

I know that many will be reading this on your phones where it is a lot more faffy (ha!) to leave comments but for this time only I would really REALLY appreciate a little comment to this post. It doesn't have to be a long one but I was wondering if you could please let me know how you got to see this post....

......perhaps it was via Twitter or Instagram, or even Facebook (I wish! reach is at an all time low...), maybe you saw this post on Bloglovin', or Google Plus.....or maybe you just stumbled across this post by a random internet search or came to me from another site. It would also be great to know whereabouts in the world you are from as I love to know where my readers are!

Thank you :-)