On October 22, 2013 Now I know…. “likes” aren’t where lies the substance of Nicole Hanna Jewelry (hopefully). But, I’ll be honest, my obsessive disorder needs to see nicely rounded numbers. Numbers by the tens. It’s a sickness. Seriously. I see 3578 and it just eats a piece of my soul. But I see 3600 and the heavens open up, angels sing, and I don’t feel like organizing my beads compulsively.
Plus, and most importantly, I like giving things away and celebrating a sense of community with my friends, fans and those who have supported me while on my journey of self-employment, and yeah, maybe there was a little self-discovery there too. My next giveaway (5000 Likes) seemed too far away, and the holidays are coming, and I’m feeling the fidgeting spirit of the winter season beginning to needle its way into my cold, cold heart, and I feel like giving things away early.
With that said, this isn’t about a number of likes. It’s not about a compulsive need for giveaways. Not really. It’s about showing my appreciation for those who have supported me and my work these last two years. Some through monetary support. Some through gentle encouragement. Some through a simple share on social media which has helped establish my business and, in the end, liberate me from selling platforms with high fees and platform-centric ideologies. Because of the support (none of which is less worthy of my appreciation than the other), I’m happy to (hopefully) offer a better experience to each and every one of my customers, fans and friends.
So, for every 100 likes (3600, 3700 all the way through 4900) I will be giving away a tutorial bundle package to one Facebook fan of Nicole Hanna Jewelry. This package will include all available published tutorials, and the package will grow as new tutorials are released. Essentially, the package will be better at 4900 “likes” than at 3600, so there’s incentive to come keep me company on Facebook and obsess over social media with equal measure! However, because I know not all fans are interested in crafting jewelry, there is also the option to receive one surprise Nicole Hanna pendant of a $75-100 value! Let me know which gift you would prefer when claiming your prize.
I love social media. I love to get to know you. To read about your own creative journey in the posts you leave and see the fruits of your labor in all the photos you share. This, to me, embodies the spirit of the artistic community, and I want to do whatever I can to foster this environment. Mostly because I’m pretty self-serving and it makes me happy, and why wouldn’t I do something that makes me happy? But, hopefully, maybe just a little, it makes you happy as well.
Facebook updates no longer allow access to the list of fans in its entirety (due to its own limitations and individual privacy settings) so with every 100 likes I will edit this post with a new winner, chosen randomly from among my Facebook fans who have commented on the corresponding post for each 100 “likes” (the post will be labeled “Every 100 ‘Likes’ Giveaway”). And because I have to:
And seriously… thank you all. I’ve been sometimes a wee bit overwhelmed (in a good way!) and very humbled by the amazing support I’ve received. The wonderful compliments and encouraging words, and your kind gestures are what keep me motivated to push myself, provide (hopefully) fun content, new designs and a time of general merriment. I appreciate you all!
3600 “likes” – Maria La Cavera
3700 “likes” – Caitlyn Hogan
3800 “likes” – Shana Mykytiuk Reeder
3900 “likes” – Macy Hall
4000 “likes” – Helen Radford
4100 “likes” – Jorie Johns Browder
4200 “likes” – Carrie Craig
4300 “likes” – Paula Glaze Pope
4400 “likes” – Colleen White
4500 “likes” – Monica Anselmo
4600 “likes” – Marcy Bell
4700 “likes” – Russ Martin
4800 “likes” – Vicky O’Brien
4900 “likes” – Claire Faulkes
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