I'm from singapore and the scrapbooking community is growing .... its still small but growing... that's paper scrapbooking i mean. We have about 2-3 main LSS in the country and 2 online stores....
i personally run a community online to bring together scrapbookers from the country...
question is.... many of them are traditional paper scrappers... im trying to introduce digital scrapbooking coz i think its WAY COOL but finding it a little daunting! i've added one or two tutorials to help newbies along but many people seem to be sticking to paper scrapping still
anyone has some idea on how I can spread the word arnd and make people see the beauty of digiyal? does one go abt organizing digi crop sessions? then there is the whole issue of laptops and stuff...
how did you hear about digital scrapbooking anyways?
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I found it one day while doing an internet search for DVD slideshows. It was Nov 2004 and I wanted to make a slideshow for ppl for Christmas. I found SBB and got hooked! lol! I had always wanted to try scrapbooking but refrained b/c of the cost/mess.... so once I found digi, I've become an addict, lol!
As far as spreading the word, what if you asked your LSS if you could put on a digi-scrap class and/or presentation?
I think one of the main things is to remind people that digi doesn't HAVE to replace paper. You can do both... I do. I love the hands on of traditional scrapping and always will but digi is just as fun and has lots of benefits you don't get with paper... like no mess!
you could be like me and start up conversations with people standing in line who are buying paper scrapping supplies. then give them a website address or two to check out . . . make little business cards with your avitar and web address to keep in your purse and once you've had a good conversation, be like "oh, if you want to read more about it, just go here." heh
Putting a plug in your siggy line on emails or on your siggy line on other sites (where allowed) is a good way.
I think that digi is great, even if the person is a paper scrapper... there are so many incredible elements for scrappin' that they can print out at home and use. Might just get people interested that way too.
Jas, another way is to send out emails to your friends or members in the forum... Attached in it some nice LOs and state the advantages of digital scrapbooking... then ask them to spread the word...
This is what most websites does..