Folksy Ltd

Blogs how do I do it?

(Cade & Co Design) #1

I’ve noticed that some shops have a blog button on their page. How do I get one do I have to create a blogging site elsewhere that the button links to? Sorry to be so clueless but I really want to create a successful little business for my mum & myself but most social media is a complete mystery to me but I know it is vital to making my business visible.

Thanks for any help

Kindest Regards

(Grimm Exhibition) #2

Im not clued up on blogs, I have one but cant say its made any sales or increased views but its fun to add to every now and again.
I think I used a google blog site to make mine.

(Susannah Ayre) #3

Yeah it’s super easy to set up. There are an absolute insane amount of blogs out there- although a lot of which are set up with the best of intentions but the owners just get bored after a little while. Sometimes it’s just one more thing to do (on top of facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc) that people just get bored of it.
There are loads of helpful websites about setting them up if you google it.
Plenty places to set a blog up with, Blogger, Wordpress etc.
It’s easy once you get going.

(Silvapagan) #4

A blog is just like an online diary of your thoughts, activities, items you make, comments etc, that other people can read. Google picks them up best if they are updated everyday, but that’s not usually possible for most crafting workers. Once a week would be plenty. Include pictures, links, questions, and promote your blog just as you would your business - eventually they will promote each other.

(Marie Allen) #5

:coffee: I have a blog but what with everything else I just never seem to get around to updating it very often. It is a great way to promote though, as blogs do seem to get lots of views

(Cade & Co Design) #6

Thanks for getting back to me. I have just set one up but I think I’m going to need some help to make it look as nice as I would like it to look. Over to my kids I think. They seem to take to all this social media stuff like ducks to water but for me it is a bit of a dark art!

(Cade & Co Design) #7

Thanks for getting back to me Grimm Exhibition, Mustard City, Curious Seagull & Hare’s Moon Yarns. I have now set one up. It’s not as good as I would like it to look yet (a job for my kids I think as they all take to social media like ducks to water & it’s all a bit of a mystery to me). I want to be able it to link it to my shop so that people can identify with me & my products; I have noticed that some Folksy shops have a button that shows the blog symbol, does this symbol link to their blog sites (I’d go into a shop & check it out but I don’t know which shops I’ve seen it on) & if it does how would I set this function up? Also someone on another thread mentioned that they had found my Pinterest pages but that I had not linked them to my shop; I would go back & ask them how but I can’t for the life of me find the thread. Does anyone know how you do this? I agree trying to find time to fit in everything is a nightmare. However I am determined to make mine & my mum’s business a success. I live in the South West & wages are so low & employers can take their pick & then easily change your pay & working conditions, so I would ultimately love to be able to just work for myself or just part time for someone else. However without a lot of work that’s just not going to happen. So here is to putting my best foot forward & learning all that I have to to make a go of things in a really short space of time.

Kindest Regards Debs xx

(Silvapagan) #8

Go to your shop Dashboard, and the Shop Appearance. At the bottom of that page are fields where you can paste the URLs of your blog, Pintrest, Twitter name etc.

Also, I would put the word “Tiara” or whatever the item is at the start of your descriptions, not at the end.

(Cade & Co Design) #9

Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help. I will get the kids to help make my pintrest site & blog sites look good and then add the links to my shop & I will rename my products as per your suggestions asap.

Debby xx