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Granny Green’s Big Night Out: 25th October 2010

by Sarah on October 23rd, 2010

This week at Granny Green’s we’re concentrating on craft and the internet!

Social networking is becoming increasingly important, not just for keeping up with friends but for making connections and for marketing and selling your small business or event. As a case in point, Granny Green’s itself wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the power of Twitter!

We’ll take a look at all of the main social networks – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Ravelry (specialised networking for knitters and crocheters), setting up accounts and, as social networking’s pointless if you don’t know anyone else on there and we’ll already have a ready-made network for you there in the room, adding others to your networks and making friends.

Blogging’s a great way of sharing projects and ideas, too, so if you’re interested in setting up your own blog we’ll be looking at both how to set one up and what to fill it with! We’ll also take a look at sites like Google Reader as an easy way of following everyone else’s blogs, how to link to others from your site, and compiling a list of bloggers and Tweeters, so if there’s an Edinburgh-based site you’d like to suggest or would you like your existing blog or Twitter account added to the list of Granny Greener’s blogs and Twitter accounts, just let us know in the comments!

If you have a laptop, please bring it along if you can (the more the merrier!) and we’ll supply the wifi! If you’ve set up accounts on social networks/blogging sites in the past, but never used them, it might be an idea to recover the passwords and usernames before you arrive, too!

Even (or perhaps especially!) if you’re not interested in social media, we’re still open for craft, so bring along some crafty projects you’re working on for some crafting while you chat!

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One Comment
  1. don’t think I’m ambitious enought with my knitting !

    http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2009/07/16/im-jealous-of-sarah-applebaum/

    also if anyone has a http://www.knit-a-square.com done I’m happy to post to South Africa for you – just give me the info about your yarn type on monday and your email address so I can enclose that with your square

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