Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I get this strange feeling.....

Every so often, while I'm working in the workshop, I get this strange feeling like someone is watching me! Hmmmmmmmm.............. 

I don't think I'm imagining it. Someone IS watching me!
Oh no! Everywhere I look there are eyes following me!

And MORE eyes following me!

Then my wife taps me on the shoulder and says, "Did you forget that you work in a puppet shop again, dear?" "Sigh!" Yeah, every once in awhile, I have to be reminded of this strange, but wonderful reality. I build puppets for a living! It's a way cool, childhood dream that has come true for me and is now my regular daily workweek. I actually have to pinch myself some days to see if this is all really happening or not. 
Very fun, but strange profession at times. I still get a kick out of it when my adult kids tell me about one of their friends who asks................
 "What does your dad do for work?.........  He does what?!?"   

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fumbling on Facebook....

I'm probably one of the last holdouts for getting onto Facebook and finding out how the social networking and such works. I did finally join up last summer and muddled through the process, and have slowly but surely gotten familiar with things on there and the basics of how it works.

One thing I really struggled with before signing up on Facebook was figuring out if I should have a personal page or a business page (I mistakenly thought at that time that you could only have one or the other). I had seen a lot of people who made obvious business posts on their personal pages. And the Facebook business page set up, I didn't quite understand how it worked.

I asked my son-in-law about it (he's very smart when it comes to computers, social media, etc.), and he strongly suggested I go for a business page if I was going to use it for my business. Well........, I was a little stubborn, and after looking at the situation and thinking it was better to go the other way, I set up a personal page, and started out that way.

Finally, about a month or so ago, after noticing some business pages, I did some more research on the whole thing and discovered you could have both a personal page AND a business page, and there were definite advantages to having a Page just for the biz. Also, per Facebook policy, you are not supposed to be using a personal Facebook page for business. They can close your personal account! Yikes!

So......... I have since apologized to my very smart and kind son-in-law, and also started a business page for Puppets and Props on Facebook. This is actually just a long way of saying I put up a business page on Facebook. If you get a chance, take a look, and of course, please 'Like' my page!