You feel like the new girl to class. You're new to twitter or to blogging or to your industry (heck, you may not even know your craft HAS an industry!).
You've found some awesome blogs, podcasts, magazines and books. You are learning and trying and figuring it out.
You are a fangirl. You can NOT imagine talking to (let alone emailing!) your favorite podcaster, author or any number of cool people.
But you want to grow. You want to be part of it, to feel like you really are a member of the group or the industry or just, you know, not on the outside.
Oh, honey. I get it.
No one wants to feel like we're on the outside, but so often (especially online) we are. We don't know the secret handshake or the inside jokes or what TNNA is.
So here's a little reassurance.
We all feel like we're on the outside.
No one knows the secret handshake (or if they do, they haven't told me yet).
No one has it figured out.
And here's the crazy thing:
There is no “group”, no “insiders”, no “cool kids” (well, ok, most of the crafters I know are cool, but none of them know they are cool).
We are all working away in our studios at things that make us happy.
And we love to share it with others.
So if there's a person you'd like to get to know…
Or a magazine you'd like to pitch to….
Or a blog you'd like to comment on…
You officially have permission.
You are cool enough. You are enough enough.
And if you still feel a little shy or are wondering why your overtures aren't turning into friendships, you may enjoy the class Diane and I are teaching next week. We're going to share our low-stress, no-stalker way of approaching the people you admire. Join us here.