We talk about starting blogs for your business and promoting yourself on social media to grow your craft business all the time on Creative Income. One thing we never seem to mention or prepare you for when it comes to putting your life out there on the internet is exposure.
Honestly, it’s not something I ever really took into consideration until reading this post by our friend Crissy Herron from Indie Biz Chicks about her love and hate of being internet famous. It’s a really great frank article about the things you could have to deal with if your online store or blog start to become really successful. The realities of putting yourself out on the internet are that there are going to be people you don’t know or have never even seen who read what you write and admire what you say. That is definitely something to be aware of and keep in mind when committing yourself to a public life on the internet.
Do I sound overly-dramatic? Definitely. But what I’m telling you is true. There is a reason I have three separate Twitter accounts. When you start taking your craft business seriously as a business, you’re going to have to realize that some thing are going to have to get filtered out, especially if you use the same account for your personal life as for business. People will be following you because you make great products, not because you have adorable kids (even though I’m sure they are absolutely adorable).
Read this article from Indie Biz Chicks. It will help you see the difference between social media for business and for personal use and it give some great advice on how to deal with becoming internet famous.