Do you dream about a sky high number of Likes on your Facebook post? Then you shouldn’t post a picture of a not so perfect product in the middle of the day. Especially not in a group where quite a lot of the members are working or studying and can’t do Likes and Comments when they are secretly checking their Facebook account in their lunch break. Which is probably why this picture got only 61 Likes, of which at least two were from my own Facebook friends.
Or maybe you should. Maybe that was what made people like the next version so much better? They had already seen the first picture, taken some pity on me and when they realized it was just a prototype combined with the right timing, then they all wanted to clap their hands and cheer me up? I don’t know. I will never know. But I do know that there are a lot more people having time to engage when they are browsing through their Facebook pages on a Friday evening, at the peak of sit-down-in-the-sofa and relax time, than early on a Tuesday afternoon.
So, when I posted this picture in the same group 4 days later, there was a massive change in the response.
2,500 Likes! My phone didn’t stop making noise before long after bedtime. It was such a rush, there were so many comments and people nearly screaming for the pattern. They even said they wanted to pay for the pattern, knowing #Strikkesida is a non-selling Facebook group.
I might not have dreamt about a response anywhere near this one, but did I like it? Not really. I LOVED it. I was queen for an evening. I had created something “everyone” liked and were talking about. My post was pushed up to be the number 1 post on the most popular knitting group in Norway with 100,000 members.
It confirmed I had created something unique and that I was on the right track. In course of a few days Knitting Windows was no longer just in my brain and a vision for “whenever I find time to do something about it”. It was born and filled with the first content. The Norwegian pattern for the Felted Bunny Basket (Tovet påskeharekurv) was the first thing out, followed by the English pattern a few days later.
This was the birth of Knitting Windows. The first window that will get real content will be the Patterns window. More patterns will follow, but also more windows. I just have to decide which window to open first. Eeny meeny miny mo …
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