Heavens. The last thing we need these days are MORE social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and the ever-annoying Twitter. But I guess it doesn’t surprise me that the niche sites, like Stylehive, Curbly, etc., are drawing crowds as a way to get away from the masses on the bigger sites and focus on more specific needs. I had a chance to talk about this at Craft Congress last weekend, and from what I can tell, there’s so much out there to help us promote our fairs, businesses, or just ourselves, that sometimes it’s very overwhelming and simply too much.
So when I was reading Jennifer Perkins’ Naughty Secretary Club blog post on all of these social networking sites, it was a breath of fresh blogosphere air. I was also intrigued by one site she mentioned, Lov.li. It’s a social networking site for people who identify themselves as “crafters,” but is open to anyone from artists to those who enjoy making. There’s also a store component, along with blog features, the ability to add friends, and, of course, comment on profiles.
I don’t know about you, but the last thing I need is another web site to check, but something tells me we’ll start to see more and more familiar faces on Lov.li as word spreads. Heck, the minute I signed up and said where I was located, Lov.li hooked me up with a “local” crafter… who just happened to be Danielle Maveal! Now, look at that! If you sign up, make sure to leave your name here so everyone can friend you.