Crafty Nation Debuts at CHA Chicago

Posted by Connie Reece on July 21, 2020 at 1:43 am

Yesterday friends Jim Long and Toni Lyn launched the beta version of Crafty Nation, a new social network for crafters, at the giant Craft & Hobby Association trade show in Chicago.

Online video is in the process of altering our television viewing habits. In a recent post Jim, a veteran videographer and self-described “new media micro mogul,” wrote that social networks are becoming the New Television. “Social networks, empowering core constituencies of passionate users around targeted, niche market content, are emerging as a powerful media marketforce.”

If you’re interested in making or finding beautiful handcrafts, or if you want to see some excellent video samples of niche market content, give a visit. Here’s a short (1:30) clip from their video blog of opening day at CHA. (I chose this one, of course, because it features a shout-out to me. What can I say? I’m shameless.)

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Comment by Carolyn Manning

Made July 22, 2020 at 10:43 am

Hey Connie, this might be giving away one of my 8 random things (but I’ll use it anyway), I fancy myself a bit of a crafter, too. It’s good exercise to keep the typing fingers nimble. Thanks to you, I’ve joined Crafty Nation; don’t know what I’ll do there yet, but I’m part of it.

Comment by Connie Reece

Made July 22, 2020 at 6:25 pm

Hi, Carolyn. I added you as a friend on Crafty Nation. I look forward to reading your 8 random things!

Comment by Marti

Made July 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

I’m not very crafty, but popping in to say hello form a twitter! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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