Well, here is another "networking" tool. Pinterest And I have to tell you how addicting and fun it is!
OMG... it is like creating treasuries about anything that you like- anywhere on the net. I just started this a couple of days ago and I am up to 30 boards. Everything I can think of gets a new board (or subject).Things like Gates ( who doesn't love an old castle gate?) or Bridges.. I go wandering on Etsy and find pictures of things I like, But I also go to Google images and bookstores and all sorts of places.
And of course you follow and get followers. And you can take pictures from others boards and put them on your own. And you can promote your own Etsy shop too!
To join up- you have to get an invite...they can invite you, but it takes (I hear) 2 wks OR you can ask someone who is already there to invite you- and get right on. You can sign up with your name or your business name as I did. I want my brand to be about my business and not really me.
Come find me and join in the fun! www.pinterest.com/homespunloft