Anyone have the name of some good crafting forums?

@rebelmel (1387)
United States
July 15, 2010 1:13pm CST
I plan on having a friend host a giveaway for me on her blog. The prize is going to be either a piece of my handmade jewelry or a gift certificate to my online shop - I still have not decided. The giveaway is most likely going to take place next week, and one of the biggest things one can get out of a giveaway is the traffic coming to and from my shop. I heard somewhere that "a giveaway only lasts so long, but the links last forever." which brings me to my question; who can help me out with forums where I could post links to my giveaway when it starts? I prefer crafting sites, shopping sites and giveaway sites, but if you can think of another place that might help, please, feel free to chime in! Also, for anyone who is interested in the actual giveaway; I have a link to my blog in my profile, I plan on letting all of my readers know when the giveaway begins, so follow me, or check back. You can also message me on here and I can be sure to send you an email back when the giveaway starts. Good luck to anyone who enters, and thanks in advance if you have any helpful suggestions!
1 response
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
15 Jul 10
You can post something on Twitter and Facebook letting people know you're doing a giveaway. People can press "like" to enter the drawing and you can direct them to the photo or info via twitter. There are some other craft related pages on fb that might let you post your giveaway info as well.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
15 Jul 10
These have already been taken into consideration, but I was actually looking for forums (similar to this, or the forums on etsy) that I can promote on, too. Thank you for the response, though!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
15 Jul 10
Those forums are time consuming to find and post at. If you are following retailers or craft companies chances are they may follow you back. Their other followers may decide to follow you as well and spread the word for you.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
15 Jul 10
Well I plan on tweeting for my giveaway anyway, but I'd like to post on forums too. I know it can be time consuming, but I am trying to get my shop and my products out there, so I need to do whatever I can. If me posting on a forum leads to ONE sale, I think it's worth it.