45. Donate old copies of art/craft magazines to your doctor’s office
Not too old, please. We don’t want anyone thinking the contemporary craft movement consists of macramé plant hangers or hand-thrown ceramic fondue pots, so keep your . But those three-month-old copies of Ornament, Metalsmith, or Ceramics Monthly might just get picked up and read by someone who will gain a new appreciation for handcrafted work while they wait for their annual physical.
Frequency: Every three months
46. Link to artists’ and retailers’ sites from your blog, website, Facebook or Twitter account.
Spread the love. The more you can connect your visitors with other artists and craft retailers, the stronger the entire community becomes. If you have a Twitter account, participate in the #followFriday campaign, where each Friday you recommend other Twitterers to follow. If you keep a blog, devote one entry a month to giving links to other artists and/or retailers you admire. If you have a Facebook page, become a “fan” of artists and retailers.
Frequency: Depending on your social media outlet of choice, weekly to monthly.