I just came back from an amazing conference put on by Visual Art Exchange called IGNITE! It was a fun filled session with three panelists : Erick Kirks from LeapDog Marketing, Britt Freeman from Designbox and Mike Williams from Triangle.com  all discussing online marketing and social media.  A few key points I walked away with...

Open up, show your experiences and process-personalize your website. This is something I struggle with.  More often than not I talk myself out of posting something because I think, who wants to know that?!?!  Well, I guess there is someone who does. So to you, I write this post.

Second, no one is perfect and showing that is ok.  They called it failing forward.  Just start and take the imperfect action forward.  Dont wait!  So, here is my blog post as is.  Im not going to overly think them any more-and instead of not posting anything, hopefully someone may get a tidbit from my not so perfect post.  

The other key point that I found interesting when partaking on this time consuming roller coaster ride of social media is be a good partner.  Dont just expect to throw your stuff up on a website and have everyone come check it out.  Find a group and people who you admire, be interested, engage, communicate and SHARE and then they will do the same for you-hopefully.  

To sum it up, its time to put on my fancy frock get my hair did and go social with Haden Designs!