hey there lovelies and a very happy wednesday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share just a small handful of useful links with you that might inform, educate and brighten your day!
my first recommendation is a social media service called IFTTT. it allows you to update your social media channels much more quickly and effectively. it's part of a new strategy i have for keeping in touch with you lovely readers more effectively.
if you have any personal experience at all with social media management, you will know how frustrating facebook updates can be. less than half of the people who like your page get to see your updates, which is kind of frustrating.
i have a facebook page for this blog (which i cordially invite you to like!) and also a free facebook community perfect for creative souls.
because facebook is the most awkward of the networks (with the most hidden rules and therefore the most chance of hiding your posts from your followers) using IFTTT allows me to schedule everything within facebook itself, whilst allowing it to post to my other social media profiles automagically. which is cool!
i'll let you know how i get on with this new tool (this is my first week trialing it's use). feel free to let me know if you see more of my updates over on facebook :)
my next recommended piece of awesome information is craftyminxes free crochet school. this series of gorgeously informative lessons is such an awesome resource. full of useful information, and a total step by step guide to beginning your crochet journey.
i have started working my way through the lessons from the beginning once again. i really want to become a more proficient crocheter and to be able to read patterns and crochet perfect squares.
wish me luck!
my third and final link for today is a thought provoking article all about the cult of consumerism and planned obsolescence.
i don't know how much you are aware of this idea of creating goods in order to fail ultimately. therefore forcing us to buy new ones at regular intervals.
within the article reference was made to a light bulb that has been burning for over 100 years. these articles really make me think - i find it maddening that things like this are true. i feel a strong urge to somehow extricate myself from this consumer bubble we're all in. i feel the urge to come over all "the good life" and plant our own food and install solar panels on our home.
how do these kind of articles make you feel? do they strike a chord with you? do they make you think?
i'd love to know your thoughts.
have a great day lovelies!