I just stumbled upon this post over at Hipstercrite about self promotion and blogging.
Gah! Self promotion has always been somewhat of a nightmare for me. I'm actually really a shy person so the idea of self promotion- even for my shop- gives me the shivers (even though I am aware that it is fully necessary). I'm not the kind of person who is going to comment on a blog post just to link back to my blog. If I don't have anything authentic to say I'd rather not comment at all. I fear that posting each new blog post of facebook makes people cringe! I don't generally promote myself or my business in daily conversations (maybe I should be?).
What are your thoughts on promoting your self, your blog, or your shop? What has worked for you? What has proven unsuccessful?
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