The "Baby Boomers" of RedBubble

I know the term “Baby Boomers” refers to those of us born between 1946 and 1964, but today I am referring to those of us that have been on RedBubble for a long time, either since RedBubble’s inception in 2006/2007 or for the past 8 or 9 years. We’ve been up-loading regularly, followed hundreds of people and gathered a fair amount of followers ourselves. We’ve commented, had comments in return and we’ve added beautiful images to our favourites and had our images favourited in return. We’ve joined groups and seen many groups bite the dust and some of us are even hosts of our own groups.

So, let’s face it, after so many years of doing it all here on RedBubble, how much longer do you think it/you can last? Something must change. And I’ve been seeing a lot lately of just how us ‘Baby Boomers’, who are still in love with RedBubble after all these years, are implementing change.

Of late, I’ve seen more and more long-standing Bubblers opening multiple profiles. Two or three and even seven profiles! And just what is the benefit of that, you might ask?

One benefit is the splitting of your work — one profile for your art, one profile for your photography, one profile for your digital works, one profile for certain products only, like Framed prints or Throw pillows. And after so many years, as our profile ‘allowance’ gets full (we’re only allowed 30 Collections with 100 images each per profile), we might want to consider adding another profile. Of course you can delete some of your works to keep within your ‘allowance’, but many of us are compulsive hoarders and hate deleting anything! lol!

Another benefit is that a new profile sparks interest again, gets the creative juices flowing, calls for new ideas, ways of thinking and doing things differently. It also provides new opportunities for more sales.

I’ve come across many innovative ideas that Bubblers have come up with for creating new profiles. Some of them are Annie Riker, Iskybibblle, Jane Holloway (also known as Artistree), Charmiene Maxwell-Batten and many others (that I can’t find in my Following list now!) Many of these Boomers are also avid Bloggers with their own websites.

One draw-back of having multiple profiles is the amount of work it takes keeping up with comments and features. We all also know that it takes quite a long time becoming “known” on RedBubble, so you would think that a new profile is not worth it. But an easy way of putting your new profile out there, is to have a link to it on your main profile page. Your current followers will be thrilled to see what else you’re up to!

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