Link Hype 5-11-12

Link Hype 5-11-12

 We hope May is treating you well and bringing some pep and passion to your business!  Summer is nearly here and that means craft fair and wholesale show season.  While you’re getting ready for all of that, we’ve found you some great articles to help you sustain your passion for your work and tweak how you’re using social media to ensure you’re telling a story, not just advertising.  Happy reading!

This week Spin Sucks shared a great guest post that lists the Three Things Your New Company Needs In Order To Dominate.  These 3 things apply to new businesses and existing businesses alike because there’s no way you can grow without them.

Feeling like you need a boost to get your passion for your work back?  Rachelle of Magpie Girl has some great ideas to help you remember that Small Is Powerful: Sustainable Passion.

We all know we should be telling stories, not just shouting our deals.  A Storied Content released an amazing article, A Dozen Ways to Optimize Story-Driven Social Content: Marie Forleo and Corbett Barr.  You won’t want to miss this one.

All of us feel like a failure every once in a while.  This week Marie Forleo explained why that’s not necessarily a bad thing with her post on, Feel Like a Failure?  Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing.

In a bit of reverse engineering, Social Media Today gives some advice on how to engage with your fans via social media by looking at why it doesn’t always work for big box companies.  You’ll enjoy their post, Brands Using Social Media Without Engagement – Isn’t That Just Traditional Advertising?

 {Featured image via Misza}

Written by Megan

Megan Eckman is the community coordinator for She loves meeting new creative entrepreneurs and sharing their knowledge with others. She also runs her illustration business, Studio MME, which helps people rekindle their wonder.

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