At the Independent Fashion Blogger meetup in New York last month, a gorgeous blogger nagged me to set up a Facebook fan page for my jewelry line. I think it might have been Vyque. If it wasn’t Vyque, I’m blaming her anyway.
I reacted to this idea about as well as Dee from What’s Happening reacted to Raj’s trying to rush her through her strawberry milkshake.
How am I supposed to keep up with all this shizz? I have the blog, Twitter, personal Facebook, some MySpace account I haven’t checked in a year, a LinkedIn account that I forgot the password to, an Iqons account that I liked except it wasn’t very user friendly and so on. Plus, I have to read 50 million blogs, give or take a few. But if a smart young lady like Vyque tells me to do something, I figure I better do it. And guess what? The fan page is a great place to collect all the photos of gorgeous clients wearing WendyB jewelry. The official Wendy Brandes website is reserved for the serious studio photography. I’ve posted the client photos on the blog, but they’re scattered throughout all the posts and hard to find. Now I can put the client photos in one place and, as you’ll see, pictures of the jewelry on actual people give you a better sense of the size of the pieces than pictures of the jewelry in isolation.
Even better from my point of view is that peeps can post their OWN photos of themselves in WendyB jewelry in the fan album. If I haven’t posted your photo yet in my album, feel free to do it yourself and save Mama a little bit of work. She’s got 50 million blogs to read.