- Blogs: Like you, we spend a lot of time on art and crafting blogs. It can become an endless search. We start on one blog we like, and click away on all the various links, looking for a great project idea or a new technique. For this reason, it’s a great idea to have your email address listed somewhere on your blog so we can easily contact you if we want to get in touch.
- Flickr: This is where I spend the majority of my recruiting time. I like Flickr because it’s easy to conduct a specific search for what you’re looking for. I also like that you can peruse various art groups, as well as view users’ favorite pictures.
- Etsy: We also do a lot of recruiting from Etsy, though now that there are so many users it’s becoming more time-consuming to navigate. But we do like it because we’re able to search for more specific criteria. It can be dangerous though, as we frequently lose our way, and wind up finding things we want to buy for ourselves. J
- Pinterest: This relatively new site has become a very valuable tool for our editors. If you aren’t familiar with the site, it’s basically a giant, digital inspiration board. You can create “boards” of your own to “pin” images to. This makes it extremely easy for us to enter a topic like “art journaling” and find all images labeled as that, as well as boards that are entirely made up of journal images.
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