June



June

June brings new things and exciting projects!

Society 6

I’ve voiced my issues with the quality of Society6 T-shirts before. The main reason I went to Threadless for my shirts. However, their ancillary stuff is pretty good. Their phone cases are durable and the laptop sleeves are well padded. So I have moved a little to the left and opened a Society6 store. I’ll keep the shirts on Threadless only though as I feel the quality is far superior. You can visit both stores at the links below.

Society6: society6.com/littlefears
Threadless: littlefears.threadless.com

Ann-William

My good friends at Ann-William loved the title of an old post of mine, Villains and Birdsong. So much so, they’re writing a story about it. You can read a snippet HERE, and with a bit of luck, the complete story will be published this year and may eventually be turned into a novel. Nice. Also, they have just released a new book, Krissy’s Notebook, available now on Amazon.

Check them out at https://ann-william.com/

It arrived – Collaboration

I’ve mentioned a few times I’m trying to get back to collaborating with people after the last few collabs collapsed, but it looks like this one may actually happen. Decided to pull in two people I knew well and narrow down a collab to a phrase. “It arrived.” My partners in crime for this collaboration are Layne and Forrest. If all goes well, we shall be publishing a piece of art or fiction next Sunday to the theme of “it arrived.”

Layne: chewing-on-glass.com
Forrest: forresting365.com

Collaboration Observation

A lot of us blog, write and doodle because it’s what we love doing. But it’s nice to have our creations seen by others on the internet. Getting seen is something a lot of us struggle with. So my suggestion to folk this week who want to be seen is to ignore those articles like, “10 great things you must be doing on social media today”. Instead, grab 2-3 mates in the blogging or social media world. Get together and do a small collaboration.

Pick a theme, like ‘it arrived’ and each of you writes a post on that topic. Beauty blogger? Pick a brand of make-up that you all have and each of you can incorporate it into a look. Lifestyle blogger? Pick a tea brand, Instagram your cups and link to each other. Consider a 3-way interview, run it on Discord and invite people to join.

When you publish your posts, @ each other in your tweets, Instagrams and Facefungi.

I’d wager most of you would benefit more from getting together with fellow humans than reading another “top 10 social media trends” posts.

A helpful link, I wrote a huge post on collaborations a while back. You can read it here: littlefears.co.uk/2017/11/13/blog-collaborations/

Cups of tea

And just a wee note, that if you love what I do and want to support the Little Fears, you can buy us a cuppa on ko-fi or pledge as little as $1 through Patreon. It’ll help me, help you, wake each morning with a groan and cry of pain as you read my woeful puns.

I’m not really selling the benefits there am I?…

Little Fears on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/littlefears
Little Fears on Patreon: patreon.com/littlefears

    

 

  1. Awesome, you know forresting365. How dope is that? Also, I purchase a ton of T-Shirts from Society 6, various styles, different blends. Thankfully, I’ve had no issues.

    Good luck with everything you have planned for June!

    1. Eeeeevryone knows Forrest. The issue I have with S6 is it’s so hit and miss. I think they sometimes run out of the main shirts they use and just grab any old thing as a filler. Been a few years since I bought an S6 shirt, but their reputation has remained so I guess they still do it sometimes.

      1. Haha. I think everyone knows everyone on WordPress, or will at some point.

        Now, since you’ve mentioned this, I assure you I’ll get a botchy shirt from Society6 when I order in a few weeks. That is how my luck goes. Lol.

  2. Hi. Interesting post with very helpful tips. Just started writing a piece entitled “It Arrived” hope to have it ready for next post. We’ll see. Thanks. Have a great day.

  3. Super cool phone case!!! Your t-shirts are so rockin’ as well!!! I ended up ordering t-shirts from a place called custom ink. Checked out Threadless and seriously can’t remember why I looked elsewhere. I’m blank. Too much research and my brain starts dumping. But for whatever it’s worth, I really like them. I have friends who are quite well off, own a coffee shop and order from a wonderful free-trade place that greatly benefits people in India. And I think the t-shirts are organic cotton. Sigh. I wish I could do that right now…(spacing that name too, but can look it up if anyone wants!) but it’s uber expensive unless You order a lot and my budget probably is a twin of Yours at the moment. I lucked out because my neighbor saw my prototype tshirts…loved them….and gave me a donation to order more so my price went down a bit. ANYWAY…custom ink stayed SO true to all the colors of my painting that it stunned me! They are Hanes 100% cotton, preshrunk and tagless. Wash well. Really like the quality.

    Cool about Ann-William! Will buzz by and check it out!!!

    And Thanks for the shout-out!!! How very fun. I can’t wait to see what Y’all came up with! I’m posting a precursor tomorrow. Yay!!!

    Have I told You that You ROCK?!!! Cheers! ☀️

    1. Awesome Forrest. Honestly, I looked at a lot of PoD websites, and Threadless had the best tees. Even when they had a drop in quality, they were still head and shoulders above the rest. The only problem is, only tees ever sell on Threadless, haha. I want to redesign my storefront someday to a white background with a lighter look as I don’t think the dark is selling my products very well. Gotta redo all the photo mocks though. Doh!

      1. Oh yeah! I think Your tees are great and they look fantastic!!! Threadless is really cool! I love the cut/style You chose. My second will be more feminine like that. I seriously can’t remember why they didn’t work for me. It’s exhausting searching around! . Tirelessly searched for someone who would just print my painting. But….Yes!!! I completely understand!!! Just sharing. And I still think that ONE hipster sporting Your shirt at a premier, music fest or such is going to shoot You over the moon!!! Cheers!

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