May 29, 2017 at 9:19 am #6836
I belong to a facebook grouo called Make Do and Mend, all about living sustainably, recycling, re-using and reducing buying stuff etc. Every chance I get I mention morsbags (and do a link to morsbags website) in any relevant posts, am now up to almost once a day probsbly! They don’t seem sick of me banging on about it yet(!), and so far have had really positive, interested responses, so hopefully it might help spread the message.
Does anyone else do anything similar on any other social media platforms? I’m only on facebook, so I’m talking about instagram, twitter (and any others I’ve forgotten)May 31, 2017 at 8:58 am #6843
Cath, thanks for posting this and for getting mentions of morsbags out. The group Make do and mend sounds as if it would have members on the morswavelength.
I’ve only recently joined facebook and don’t do any other social media, I reckon I spend long enough online as it is! Anyone else?June 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm #6852
I don’t use twitter or instagram but I do help run the morsbags Leicestershire Facebook page. It’s quite an active page and really useful for our Leicestershire pods.
I think we have twitter connected to Facebook so anything posted on Facebook goes onto twitter too.June 5, 2017 at 5:22 pm #6875
Yes a student doing a phd in criminology set it up for me. The first so many words automatically go onto twitter and it seems to get quite a lot of retweets and followers without us having to do anything Instagram does seem very popular so maybe Tori and I could have a look at it. I think it is mainly photo based so good to put record of bags made.
Catherine your pod is a shining example of a pod built up on social media. And it is an instant way to communicate.June 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm #6877
As one of the members of Whissybags, I post photos of some of my completed bags on Instagram, tagging it with Morsbags and Whissybags (also tagging recycle, reuse, bagging and others). People have shown an interest and someone following me is now making a bag (or more) a day during June.
Barbara from WhissybagsJune 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm #6878
Rosie, I will try and get one of my children to explain Instagram to me.
Do we have a morsbags Leicestershire account?June 5, 2017 at 10:06 pm #6879
I’m currently trying to understand Pinterest!June 11, 2017 at 11:52 am #6916
Hello Whissybags, I wonder if you mean me doing a bag a day in June? I think I follow you on Insta, and I’m definitely trying for at least one bag a day this month. I’m Frogglin over there.
As for social media word spreading, I use the hashtags, and also insert Morsbags into any conversation I can. A friend started a Bag Free June challenge in response to an excellent TV Series over here called “War on Waste” which looked at all the many many bags, coffee cups, food and old clothes we waste every year. I’ve mentioned Morsbags so many times in that Facebook group I’m wondering if she’ll kick me out 😉June 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm #6969
Hi Dartfrog / Frogglin
Yes I did mean it was you making a bag a day in June – I think that’s great. I make three at a time on a production line basis but I only seem to be able to do three a week as I’m so busy doing other things as well.
The other members of Whissybags are all keen gardeners so they don’t make many during the summer months but do their bit during the winter.
I don’t do Facebook, I feel as though I would spend all my time on my mobile or computer but do enjoy Instagram. I look at Pinterest but my enthusiasm for that has waned somewhat.
Having seen a programme on coffee cups recently, they are another thing that appal me as you can’t recycle them at all as they have so many different components in them. Not sure whether the coffee outlets would appreciate it if you took your own mug!!
Barbara (Crafty Foxes) from WhissybagsJune 27, 2017 at 6:43 pm #6978
We always take our own re-usable cups to the coffee outlets and they are fine about it.
Barbara, we have just had a big thread donation if they are any use to you. We meet at Fabric Guild in Oadby on thursdays 11-2pm now if you are ever passing it would be great to see you and I can pass on some threads. RosieJuly 10, 2017 at 8:43 pm #7043
I post regularly on behalf of the Harborough HIT Bags Morsbags pod on Facebook – visit our page here: https://www.facebook.com/HarboroughHITBags/
It’s taken time to build up a local following, and we still have some way to go…but we’re spreading the message.
We’re playing a little with instagram https://www.instagram.com/harboroughhit/?hl=en but not as regularly as Facebook.
We’d love some more followers on our pages…or some constructive feedback on how to improve 🙂
EmAugust 30, 2017 at 9:01 pm #7249
I looked on your Instagram page and realised why you are not getting as many hits as you should be. You need to include some hashtags i.e # followed by a descriptive word. The words I use are: #morsbags #recycle #recycling #reuse #bagging #sewing #needlework #handmade and our own name #whissybags.
You can of course add any other words you think describe morsbags (I’ve just thought that we should include #free) so long as a hashtag precedes it – only use lowercase.
My daughter and granddaughter helped me out when I first started; on Instagram I am known as craftyfoxes1404.
Hope that helps
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