Handmade Artists' Forum

Outreach Events Promotions and Contests => Google+ Ring => Topic started by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 21, 2013, 10:21:42 AM

Title: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 21, 2013, 10:21:42 AM
Greetings everyone!  There will be a Google+ Ring starting soon, to compliment the FB and Twitter rings already active here at HandmadeArtists.  We all can't get too much promotion, right! :laugh:

This will work much the same as the other rings.  By signing up, you will be committing to post for another artist at least once a week...   maybe twice.  We'll see how many of us there are. 

This will start as soon as there are 6 or more folks signed up.  To sign up, leave a reply in this thread with the link you would like promoted when it's your turn to be featured!  The link could be a shop here or elsewhere, your blog, your FB page, or whatever you like!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: daydreemz on February 26, 2013, 11:57:19 AM
I'm in :)


Sher, Day Dreams Custom Sewing & Handmade Gifts



www.daydreemz.net
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102568258085728882603/102568258085728882603/posts/p/pub


https://www.facebook.com/daydreemz

Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 26, 2013, 12:50:13 PM
Terrific, Sher!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on February 26, 2013, 12:50:43 PM
Count us in too.

https://plus.google.com/u/1/100543556292951916311/posts


www.etsy.com/shop/roziespearls (http://www.etsy.com/shop/roziespearls)


https://handmadeartists.com/shop/roziespearls (https://handmadeartists.com/shop/roziespearls)
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 26, 2013, 01:18:47 PM
Great Rozie!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on February 26, 2013, 01:30:19 PM
 ;)
Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: beadthing on February 26, 2013, 05:31:29 PM
Count me in as well Sandi.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 26, 2013, 06:06:15 PM
Wonderful, Pam!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: TheAlchemistsVessel on February 28, 2013, 10:48:22 AM
I will give it a go.

https://www.handmadeartists.com/shop/Blackbird Metalworks.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 28, 2013, 06:15:54 PM
Glad to have you, Alix!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: CrochetByTeresa on March 04, 2013, 04:04:50 PM
Is it too late to jump in?  I'm new to all of this, but willing to give it a try.
https://handmadeartists.com/product-details/Clothing/Shirts/Light%20blue%20cotton%20tee%20shirt%20with%20crocheted%20trim%20on%20neckline%20and%20hemline/?pid=2013022808412338a0b (https://handmadeartists.com/product-details/Clothing/Shirts/Light%20blue%20cotton%20tee%20shirt%20with%20crocheted%20trim%20on%20neckline%20and%20hemline/?pid=2013022808412338a0b)
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 04, 2013, 04:11:58 PM
Not too late at all!  We will be starting in the next week or so!  Glad to have you!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: ElectronicGirl on March 06, 2013, 07:19:12 AM
yep. i can do this.

here is my g+ page : https://plus.google.com/100721108584012046257/posts?hl=en

this listing is pretty nifty: https://handmadeartists.com/product-details/Jewelry/Necklaces/Love%20a%20Black%20Panther%20%20necklace%20gift%20for%20her%20easter%20/?pid=20130226065910ca423

when does it all start? or do we just start posting the previous posts?
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 06, 2013, 08:43:47 AM
Welcome Electronic Girl!  This will start soon.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: ElectronicGirl on March 06, 2013, 10:59:14 AM
okie dokie. ty
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 06, 2013, 09:23:11 PM
Hello everyone!  The first week is up!  Click on this link to get started:  http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,9034.0.html

This will be so much fun!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 07, 2013, 05:37:06 PM
Sandi


i change it on this post too.


Sometimes it takes me awhile to figure out how to do stuff online  :-\  I feel like this sometimes.


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 07, 2013, 07:50:24 PM
I think you're doing great, Tress!  Hang in there!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 07, 2013, 09:25:35 PM
Thanks Sandi It's been one of those days.   :P


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: daydreemz on March 11, 2013, 06:06:58 PM
Grrr....my Day Dreams page is down.  I can use Google + but on my personal page.  Hope Google will have it up soon!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 13, 2013, 11:02:04 AM
The Week 2 thread is up!  Click here ...  http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,9075.0.html (http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,9075.0.html)

Happy posting everyone!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: TheAlchemistsVessel on March 13, 2013, 09:57:11 PM
My link isn't working I'ma gonna try it agin...

http://www.handmadeartists.com/shop/BlackbirdMetalworks (http://www.handmadeartists.com/shop/BlackbirdMetalworks)

or if that don't work we'll go with the old standby

http://www.handmadeartists.com/shop/TheAlchemistsVessel
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 13, 2013, 10:20:27 PM
It looks like they're both working now.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Uniqlets on March 14, 2013, 08:09:20 PM
Is this my google+ page link?
https://plus.google.com/u/0/113116964345594392664/posts
Does anyone know the size for the new photo?
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 14, 2013, 08:12:50 PM
Yes, that's it!  The new picture is HUGE.  You may not want to change yours (I didn't).  Check out the posts in the other Google+ ring members and you will see the size of the new picture.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 14, 2013, 09:16:05 PM
Ok, How did ya all get all those photos on your cover page. I like it. It looks good. I'm gonna do the same with mine. Hope your having a good night?


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 14, 2013, 09:50:22 PM
Honest, Tress, it's been a while and I don't remember how I did it.  But mine is the old small photo header. 

Can anyone answer Tress' question?
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Uniqlets on March 14, 2013, 09:54:58 PM
I changed to the new cover size but I have no idea how it is showing up.  If anyone has a chance, would you please look at it?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/113116964345594392664/posts (https://plus.google.com/u/0/113116964345594392664/posts)

Thanks
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 14, 2013, 09:57:59 PM
Ummmmmm..........  it's bigger than the screen on my laptop!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Uniqlets on March 14, 2013, 10:18:57 PM
There is a major problem with the dimensions they give.
Ummmmmm..........  it's bigger than the screen on my laptop!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 14, 2013, 11:30:13 PM
Oh boy, don.t ya just hate trying to figure stuff out.  :-\


Lisa, it's pretty big but, the photos look good. I think I read that you can't make it smaller again. not positive. I'm just as big wish I hadn't made it bigger. Anyway how did you get all those photos in their? Since I can't sleep i'll try and figure it to but I haven'y been able to so far.


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 15, 2013, 08:16:04 AM
Good Morning,


I gave up on trying to put multiple photos so I did this instead. what do you think?


https://plus.google.com/100543556292951916311/posts


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 15, 2013, 08:54:05 AM
It is simple and to the point.  I like it!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 15, 2013, 08:58:30 AM
Cool  :)  I like it too


Thanks, Sandi
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: beadthing on March 16, 2013, 12:45:50 PM
I changed to the new cover size but I have no idea how it is showing up.  If anyone has a chance, would you please look at it?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/113116964345594392664/posts (https://plus.google.com/u/0/113116964345594392664/posts)

Thanks

I like it.  I may change mine again.  It is not my brand, but I am thinking that needs to be changed as well completely across the board on all areas.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 16, 2013, 01:30:05 PM
Hey Pam,


Thanks, I was thing the samething across the board. I did my twitter page too. I haven't gotton to facebook yet because I've been busy sewing pouches. Anyway here is my Twitter page.


www.twitter.com/roziespearls


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: TheAlchemistsVessel on March 16, 2013, 05:36:45 PM
My post for Rozie is up. 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/104581763336818850835/posts

Apparently you have to be logged in to see it or else you get post dating back to Jan 14, 2013 instead. I don't know why.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 16, 2013, 06:50:16 PM
I'm logged in and am getting the same thing!  This is weird.............................
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 16, 2013, 08:27:34 PM
It is weird. Some how quite a few posts are gone. I went thought the link from the first post and they are a bunch their up to yesterday. Hope she gets it fixed. Bummer.


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 16, 2013, 10:06:41 PM
I was thinking there has to be a link that you can go to so you can let google + know the trouble you are having. I had to do that with facebook. Is any big company it took them 2 weeks after i reported the problem. Google can fix it. Also, if you go to the first week and click your link you will see all our posts. even the ones from yesterday. I would let them know this also.  Hope this helps.


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: TheAlchemistsVessel on March 17, 2013, 08:33:48 AM
OK folks I have tried again.  I do not know what is going on, when I am on google I can see it, when I click back it is the Jan14th post.  Argh!

By the way the new banners look huge on your own page, but I think when others view them they are more in line with the page and not so enormous.


https://plus.google.com/104581763336818850835/posts (https://plus.google.com/104581763336818850835/posts)

NOTE:  Yes you can contact Google with issues and problems, and it is a nice feature.

From your profile click on the Gear, choose Feed Back, there is a series of dialog boxes that appear, write the problem down, highlight the problem on the page, block out personal information, take a screen shot of the problem and click send.  Easy-peasy. Let's hope they do fix it.  Nothing from February shows up either.

(I'll tell you all a little secret, this is pissing me off big time!)
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 17, 2013, 10:51:03 AM
I just wanted you to know Alix I think your items are beautiful. I'm headed to Etsy to pick you up. Hope your day gets better.


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 20, 2013, 09:56:21 AM
We've made it to Week 3!  Here is the thread:  http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,9109.0.html

Thanks to everyone for participating!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: TheAlchemistsVessel on March 20, 2013, 10:37:40 PM
Instead of using Alchemists Vessel, because that profile is obviously VERY BROKEN and it doesn't look like Google has any intention of doing anything about it any time soon, I will be re-directing the Ring posts through my personal profile and the "pages" I have connected with it.  :)
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 27, 2013, 11:02:39 AM
We've reached Week 4!  Thanks to those who have persisted in the weekly posts.  Please don't burn out on this now...  last week's featured artist, BeadThing, got a sale from this ring.  It works so much better if we all participate!

This week, we are spotlighting Alix!  Here is the link to that thread: http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,9165.0.html

Please be sure to post in the weekly thread once your post is up so that we can all comment/share!

Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 29, 2013, 08:00:17 AM
Week 4 is on now...  Where is everyone?????????????????   :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on March 29, 2013, 11:12:10 AM
Sandi,


I just wanted you to know that i will post next weeks Wed. or Thrus. I'm having Hernia surgery at 10:00 tomorrow morning. It's pretty bad. The Surgeon gave me a choice today at 5 or in the morning. I'm thing I should be alittle better by the middle of next week. Didn't want you to think I stopped posting.


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 29, 2013, 04:21:30 PM
Sandi,


I just wanted you to know that i will post next weeks Wed. or Thrus. I'm having Hernia surgery at 10:00 tomorrow morning. It's pretty bad. The Surgeon gave me a choice today at 5 or in the morning. I'm thing I should be alittle better by the middle of next week. Didn't want you to think I stopped posting.

Best of luck to you, Tress!  This ring needs to move way down your list of things to do until you are recovering.


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: beadthing on March 29, 2013, 08:37:59 PM
Got mine done.  Go here and #1 them both.  Love her things.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/110317413792216731338/posts
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on April 04, 2013, 12:34:58 PM
Sandi,


Did you stop. I personnally don't think you should. I know everyone is busy but lets face it it takes longer to check all your email then to make one post. It did wonders for us our views where up for both shops. I could see where they come in to Etsy from Handmade. I didn't get a sale but, Pam did. For us it's all about getting them to the shop. Anyway, know rush getting back to me your probably working.


Tress
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 04, 2013, 03:09:00 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I am SO SORRY to be late with this, and thanks to Tress for rattling my cage!!!!!!!!!!!!

The thread for Week 5 is up; here is the link: http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,9199.0.html

Don't forget to post in that thread so that we can all comment and share!
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Roziespearls on April 04, 2013, 05:36:14 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 10, 2013, 11:31:35 PM
It is late Wednesday, but it is still Wednesday!  This week, we're promoting Electronic Girl.  Here is the link to that thread:  https://handmadeartists.com/shop/ElectronicGirl
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: TheAlchemistsVessel on April 11, 2013, 10:48:37 AM
Am I doing this in the right thread?

Here is my post for Electronic Girl.

https://plus.google.com/110828014984890727309/posts/edit/d?hl=en

Link will take you to the profile page and the post should be the very first one.  Have also shared on my other pages as well.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 17, 2013, 10:54:01 PM
Perfect, Alix!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  This week's featured artist is Lisa from Uniqlets.  Here is the link to the week 7 thread:  http://handmadeartists.com/forum/index.php/topic,9254.0.html

Be sure to post your Google+ link there so we can all comment and share.  Thanks to those of you who have hung in there through this ring.  I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 25, 2013, 11:17:27 AM
Again...   Happy Wednesday everyone!  Let me take this opportunity to THANK EVERYONE for participating through the entire course of this, our first, Google+ Ring.  It was hit and miss at times, but there have been positive reports of increased views and a couple of sales!

After a break, this will start again.

Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: Beth on May 19, 2013, 09:42:41 PM
Quick question.  I got an invitation from Andrew to join HAF on Google+.  When I click on the invitation, it brings me to the site.  I don't see anywhere where I am supposed to say yes or no or signup.  Any ideas what to do??
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 19, 2013, 10:50:45 PM
Here is the link to HandmadeArtists on Google+:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/105201293545836745767/posts

You should be able to add them to your friends list from that page.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on May 20, 2013, 10:07:07 AM
I get lost on google+ and I'm not sure what I'm suppose to do there....anyone care to teach me before the next ring starts?  :P ;D
Debbi
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: beadthing on May 20, 2013, 10:24:40 AM
It is much like  FB, you post what you want and you share what you want. Instead of 'like' on facebook, on Google+ you #1 it.  you add people to your circles there instead of adding freinds.  You can choose what your circles are.  Friends, acquaintances, or create a group that they go into so that you can organize.  So in a nutshell, just another FAcebook.  It has chats and 'hangouts" etc.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on May 20, 2013, 09:15:01 PM
oh, then I'll probably opt out...I don't need another facebook time sucker.  :o :laugh:
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: beadthing on May 20, 2013, 11:18:15 PM
My blog is set up to automatically share to google+ as soon as I hit publish. You can also use your hootsuite to do the posting for you there as well.
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: YankeeBurrowCreations on May 21, 2013, 03:27:41 PM
I use the google+ button when I share items and blog ring posts...I never thought of hooking it up to my twitterfeed....duh me.  :P
Title: Re: Google+ Ring Starting Soon!
Post by: beadthing on May 28, 2013, 11:34:05 PM
I shared my post for the blog ring, fb ring and twitter ring  on the google+ ring as well.  It is here.

http://abeadthing-pam.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-newest-feature-is-colette.html