Hi all, I have never been on a forum let alone posted a blog. I am a relative virgin blogger but thought i would post the importance of buying handmade. Its more for our perspective customers, but also to keep it in fellow makers minds about why they make Handmade in the first place. Here is the blog post, hope you like it…its very simple.
Its easy to get bogged down with the difficulties of getting the word out as ‘makers’ and also increasing our Client lists. Its just so tough, my philosiphy on this is to group together on occasion and help others. I wrote this post so that i could find a good way for all my fellow artist/maker friends to post to my FB business page (https://www.facebook.com/theskivingscholar) with ease while not obscuring the point of my own page. I think i will do this at certain intervals to encourage people to buy local, i know so many people that make beautiful handmade items.
A fellow artisan silversmith colleague thanked me for the post saying she had found it really motivating and just what she had needed. This in turn made me feel more upbeat because that was an unexpected but nice comment and last week was pretty horrid. I think every once in awhile we are all either up, down or somewhere in the middle and we can really benefit from the support of others!
The Skiving Scholar