eliapolis asked: Hi there! I only recently found your blog and just wanted to let you know how much I love seeing your photos pop up on my dash. There's something so calming to me about them, especially in the midst of all the Hunger Games fandom stuff that is usually on my dash, haha. But also, I recently moved to the desert, so learning about succulents and their care has also been very helpful to me. So thank you!
You’re very welcome! This message made me so happy. I hope your move went smoothly and you’re adjusting well! :)
katrinachomps asked: Hi. I'm trying to create a page for my etsy store and was wondering how you got a following that responds well to your page and asks questions? Do you have any advice for a beginner? Many thanks!
Hi! Thanks for the question!
I started this blog a few years ago and it didn’t have much of a following until this summer. I think the best overall advice I have is to stick with your internet ventures even if they don’t immediately gain a following. Most of my blogs have take a while (a year or two or three!) to get off the ground. Be patient and post consistently, but don’t be afraid to take breaks when you need to. Avoid getting burnt out before you have a follower base—! Having like-minded people to interact with is, at least for me, what makes blogging so rewarding. I’ve found it’s important to find a way to interact with other thematically similar blogs. I try to balance original content with reblogs so my page doesn’t exist in isolation from the rest of tumblr and the succulent-appreciating internet community. With etsy, I’d definitely recommend adding other shops and items to your favorites.
At the end of the day, though, I firmly believe it’s the quality of your content/product that matters the most. If you’re making something of quality people are bound to catch on at some point. It’s a big internet out there, but there’s a niche for everything. With etsy, I’d suggest specializing in a few distinctive items which are always included in your shop’s inventory, and circulating images of those products around tumblr with your shop’s url set as a click-through link. I don’t think there are any tricks to getting followers that actually work, aside from posting good content and demonstrating a certain level of transparency and professionalism.
p.s. I’m so sorry it’s taken me this long to answer you. I just moved and I’ve been trying to get my apartment/self/job in order for the last week or so. Feel free to send me the link to your shop. I’d love to see it.