So this big old world of the interwebs has the neatest & coolest ways to connect to people, share your creativity & enables you to just tap into areas you never knew you had inside of you.
I'm not even sure where to start here.
OK, about a year & a half ago, I opened up my Etsy store...
I was really happy with the the sales I did. I mean, I am the person who is going to knit regardless anyways. I have a ton of stuff sitting in totes for my own sake of wearing... at least this lessens the chances of me making my husband wear knitted things that he'd rather not wear.
But I've also recently tapped into another skill that I've been really trying to perfect & work hard at... plus, its just relaxing to me.
I know I've mentioned it on here before, showing some of my things I've made, some of the things I've doodled with.
It's become something that I just love to do as another outlet.
Here's my issue/question.
I've been making all my latest designs on some nice quality paper, in difference sizes & really wanted to put them in my Etsy store... for a decent price... Like $3.50 for 5x7 ...& $5.00 for 8x10 sizes.
Unique pieces of art that can be framed & put in your home...
But Rebecca Jo Knits.... that name was created with the idea that I'm a knitter.
So do you think its OK to put my hand lettering things in this same store... or do I need to change my name?
& if so, to what?
It's funny because when I created all my social media pages, I created Rebecca Jo Knits as everything because of this blog - a little tie into "Knit by God's Hand"... My main thinking, God created me (hence the name of the blog - & hello, Biblical reference) & then I figured I knit & created things so I just always stuck with that name for my twitter & Instagram.
Would the name Rebecca Jo Creations or something like Belle Crafts work for an Etsy store?
It would be fun to make something with Belle in it - even though nothing I have is Beauty & the Beast created...
ugh... see.. this is hard.
& then would I need to change all my social media handles?
& that's a whole OTHER issue...
I see these beautiful Instagram accounts that are created solely for their one nitch.
|A knitting Instagram account|
|A hand lettering instagram account|
I almost created a Etsy store account so I could highlight all the things I'm creating... but then I wasn't sure I wanted to deal with 2 account - or 3 ... or 4?
Do I keep the knitting stuff separate... the hand lettering separate? ... dont even get me started on wondering if I should keep my photography stuff separate.... mercy - ALL THE THINGS.
& then its like, do I keep running & vegetarian & fitness & church stuff separate.
I didn't know where the line was to draw so I've just left everything on my same account.
No wonder I'm nearing 6,000 pictures on there.
But I know when people go to look for things on Etsy, they look at the account's main page & if its not all pleasing to the eye, does it turn people away from visiting my Etsy page.
Geez.... Girl Boss I am not.
I just dont get all the promotion of social media & how to use it.
I just feel like I'm me.
.. I do knit... I do hand letter... I do create things .....I do run... I do eat vegetarian... I do love my dogs... I do love church.. it's all my life.
So tell me - seriously - give me honest thoughts & opinions....
when you see someone's IG account, do you see or care if things are all booked together on one page - or are you drawn to the pretty staged artsy ones for products?
& what do you think I should do about my Etsy name?
Or do you even think my hand lettering art work is worth even trying to sale?
Help a girl out...
I'll just be in the corner knitting until someone gives me some answers.