Uh, I thought summer just ended. Seriously. Where does the time go? They say it really flies when you have kids, and I definitely agree with that, but it really disappears when you work full time and have kids.
Recently I was asked to participate in the Yarn Group of TNNA’s planning meeting. They haven’t had a planning meeting for TEN years, so to be asked was quite an honor. It was a day and a half of meeting with the most passionate people in the yarn industry, and I have to say I have never been in any meeting where everyone was 100% respectful, dedicated to the cause, and excited about the future. So what did we talk about? Basically YARN. And everything about it! Working alone is so isolating, it was so great to connect with other like-minded people and just talk shop, and see how we can grow our industry more.
I joined the Yarn Group’s marketing committee, and we discussed various ways to help LYS owners stay informed and get foot traffic into their shops. One of the things we have all been hearing is that the LYS owner doesn’t have the time to keep up with a million different social media platforms, or the time to learn how to market effectively through them. So we created accounts on social media platforms all across the Internet. Please follow, share, reblog, regram, retweet, repin, etc!
And a neat way to see everything at once: https://www.rebelmouse.com/YarnGroup/
The meeting was in Vegas, by the way. I have never been. I definitely spent way too much money on food, but it was SO worth it! I don’t gamble, so it evened out. It was nice to walk around and see the sights after planning all day.
After I got back, I started planning out stuff for Fable Fibers, and I decided to start doing club subscriptions. So, I will be sending out an email to those of you on my mailing list about it. I hope you sign up for it, so you can see what the fuss is all about! Link: http://www.fablefibers.com/mailing-list