Today is the first of an annual Craft Fair Day on The Spike.
I get a lot of emails from Spikers who run small businesses selling or making things, asking if I will post about them on The Spike.
This is a tricky one as if I do one, I kind of have to do them all and without getting a sample in, using it and photographing it, (which is hugely time-consuming and means I will neglect my children and husband even more than I already do), it’s just sort of a meaningless free plug. Which I really try hard to avoid. A meaningless paid-for plug, okay. A free, meaningful plug, fine.
So this is my digital version of a craft fair. Think of The Spike as a cheerful church hall, decked out festively and smelling sweetly of homemade beeswax candles – the tables for selling are the comments section and what you do is leave a comment pitching yourself and advertise your product to fellow Spikers.
You can obviously do what you like, but for maximum impact I reckon you ought to start with what you’re selling: ***PERSONALISED BROWNIES*** then a short thing about what they are, your website and a deadline for Christmas orders. Just for a laugh see if you can keep the whole thing to 100 words.
I DECLARE THE SPIKE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR… OPEN!!! 20p entry, thanks.