Time out for a jewelry diva rant folks! And, I'm really talking to those wonderful designers, manufacturers, and other folks in the jewelry business world. Listen up!
The time of the blog is here. In fact, we are well entrenched in the electronic apparatus and are quickly over-taking the old hardcopy media that you are so familiar with.
I'm not saying hard copy magazines are out, but what I am saying is that you need to tune your brains into those of us on the cutting edge of new media – those of us in the blogosphere who are here trying to get the word out about your jewelry.
I can't tell you the number of times I'm surfing around, discover a great site with Fabo jewelry that I know my readers (and I got a lot of 'em!) would love to read about and, yes, SEE, as in view. Yet, I'm stopped by some kind of ridiculous copyright statement: "The images on this site are not to be copied without permission. Yada, yada, yada."
Okay, so yes, protect yourself. But, also give us blog press folks something in return or you will continued to be ignored. The digital world is a mixture and text and images. We are like a big beautiful interactive scrapbook for readers to pick and choose what they want to read and look at.
When you have a web site but have no information available for blog media folks like moi, that means you want to be ignored. Am I right? That you want us all to just click on by. See ya! (Somehow I don't think this is the case.)
So, get a clue. It's the age of the blog, baby, and that means either have a media area with downloadable images and maybe a press release even, or get over yourselves and get rid of that has-been hardcopy-mindset copyright BS on your sites.
Okay, rant over…back to blogging about brilliant jewelry folks who want to been seen.