This week we have the ever entertaining Vintage Eye telling us a little more about #SSPS on Twitter.
Tell us a little about your shops
I have 3 shops. I started out selling my art on satellitedaisy and quickly figured out that nobody wanted it. So I moved on to selling vintage which people did want to buy. I spun off VintageEye to separate the art from the vintage then opened VintageEyeFashion to contain the clothing & other wearables. It seems to work pretty well.
What is #SSPS?
#SSPS is twitterese for Shameless Self Promotion Sunday, a lame version of #follow friday!
How did #SSPS get started?
It started while tweeting listings with a few other Etsy sellers, including WorldVintage, who came up with the name and took off from there. A bunch of us RT anything with a #SSPS tag & ask others to do the same. It seems to work pretty well. I've been lucky enough to be featured on some fantastic blogs & had been using twitter to return the favor since I don't blog. Somehow the whole act of self promotion seems less dirty when done tongue in cheek & in large numbers!
Is it just for Etsy or can anyone play?
Anyone can join in for #SSPS. We have Etsy sellers, Ebayers, bloggers and various other shameless wonders.
I hear you got kicked off of twitter for a while. Is that true?
I have been kicked off Twitter on three separate occasions for over tweeting! The nerve! The limit is 2000 tweets per day & that # gets broken down into smaller limits. What those are exactly, well, if I knew that I wouldn't keep getting kicked off!
How much time do you spend promoting other shops?
I love to see what people are making, selling, buying, blogging, talking & or bitching about & really enjoy promoting other shops as well as my own. It's hard to say how much time I spend in the promotion game but let's say I at least RT a few items or shops every time I'm online. Sometimes it gets totally out of hand & I'll do Back Page Finds for everyone who pops up in my twitter feed. I root around in the last page of their shop & tweet an item or blog or site if that's what they have (Just did that yesterday) I've been known to plug a Blog O' The Day & do the occasional Thursday Shout Out or pimp people's treasuries. I am truly shameless when it comes to promotion. We are all trying to make a go of it so we may as well help each other out!
I did try #SMSS or Saturday Morning Shoe Shoe a few times but that went over like a fart in church & even a shameless wonder like me can't overcome total lack of interest! I guess not everyone loves shoes as much as I do.
I have met some fantabulotastic peeps on twitter & am enjoying the crap out of the whole thing!