Thursday, June 7, 2012
Kismet and Crafters
I came home late from my daughter’s dance class last night and flipped on my computer just to check emails, Facebook, and Twitter messages. When I landed on Twitter, I saw the hashtag #scrapchat. Whoa. They were having a live chat then and there. When you participate in one of these chats, you just use the hashtag for each statement you key in and click the hashtag. Which makes it a live chat.
I was pretty excited—even though I was exhausted. I am not a night person at all. I hung in there and chatted with some interesting folks. The group hosting the event was ScrapExpo, who holds these huge scrapbooking conferences throughout the country. (One of these days, I'll get to one!) And they were chatting with Melissa Francis. I had no idea at first that they had a guest and was just chatting away with Rachel. Then we started chatting and asking Melissa scrapbooking questions. (Click on those names and you'll be taken to their blogs.) It was so much fun to pick her brain. It really just felt like a bunch of people getting together to chat about scrapbooking. Ni-ice. Here’s the thing: I had no idea that they are major designers and scrapbookers.
But it never really seems to matter how “big” scrapbooking artists and crafters become. Most of them are so inspired that they want to teach you everything they know. That is pretty cool. And generous. When I first started scrapping, one of the things that amazed me about the women and men I met were their generous spirits. It thrives among crafters everywhere.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to keep track of all the hashtags and events on Twitter. I just lucked out on this one. Now I know a couple of fabulous designers. And all because of a late night dance class. Kismet, wouldn’t you say?