It’s February, the month of love, and I want us to spread it around like crazy! The theme for this month is self-love/self-care. You will be seeing posts related to ways you can take care of yourself and your business to help you grow. If you have something to share, please consider writing a guest post!
In addition to taking care of ourselves and our businesses, I want you to pay attention to how you take of other creatives and their businesses online. Last week, I went on twitter and came across some people being quite rude about something another creative had shared. They linked to it and then proceeded to poke fun and laugh. To be honest, it made my stomach turn. Just writing about it is having the same effect. I always worry about people not taking care of themselves or comparing themselves too often to others. I honestly didn’t think I had to worry about people trying to make other people feel bad about something they created or shared. I debated jumping in the tweets to say something but thought better of it. Instead, I want to make something positive come out of something negative.
I want you to take the time to be positive and loving towards other creatives and their businesses online this month. I do realize that this is what we are probably all doing all of the time but let’s really make a point of it this month and forever after that.
Here are some ways you are already spreading the love online: retweeting a tweet, sharing a Facebook post, commenting on an Instagram photo and pinning a blog post on Pinterest. Let’s amp this up a bit by making a point of saying something positive or kind when you spread the love. Let’s use the hashtag #spreadtheloveonline so we can check in on all of the goodness being shared.
Want somewhere to start? Please share your latest blog post, product, Etsy shop or anything related to your business in the comments below. Then, go through and pick something you like from someone else to share. I will be doing the same. No comments yet? Consider sharing this post to spread the word!
I have always wanted Handmade Success to be a place where creatives are supported and celebrated. I believe that we have a responsibility to build each other up and not tear each other down. No matter where you are on your journey, I want you to know that I think you are amazing, strong and creative. Let’s start making a point of letting others know that we feel that way about them too!
I can’t wait to see what everyone shares! XOXO!