Let's Get Social!

Let's Get Social!

June 08, 2018

Social media is a tricky balance at the best of times for a business account, but recently I’ve found myself following accounts I think Prophecy Girl *should* be following, rather than people and companies I actually like hearing from. It feels a bit false, and it’s also kinda boring. So I’ve had a declutter, and you might notice a few changes from here on in.

Firstly, I’m going to be retweeting and sharing more posts from fellow indie business owners - particularly UK artists and creatives. There are *so* many amazing artists, designers, and makers out there who are just not getting enough love. It’s incredibly hard to be seen in amongst big California-based accounts and pods of friends boosting each other’s posts. It’s obviously a strategy that works but I feel bad for all the equally talented folks who seem to have been left behind.

Instagram's new "hashtag follow" feature seemed like a way to discover new people. Maybe it's just me, but the same handful of accounts seem to dominate there too so we've not gained much. Don't get me wrong, those people have got the algorithm licked so kudos for that, but I think there’s enough sun for everyone to shine. So I’m done retweeting already-massive uber popular accounts; there’s so much more to discover out there.

The Prophecy Girl social media presence itself is teeny tiny (I’ve worked hard to gain followers, but it just ain’t happening fellas!) so I fully appreciate the power of a retweet or share. I hope to boost the signal for a few small makers; indie business owners work super hard and deserve more exposure (why are we so quick to share posts by huge celebs, but less likely to share a friend's business post?). A quick retweet or share can help someone make a sale and put a smile on the face of your fave creative maker.

I feel cringey even writing the word “sale”…it feels a bit dirty to admit that you’re trying to sell to people, but ultimately sales pay the bills. Note: there are loads of fantastic hobbyists making wonderful art, but those of us in business need to get comfy with the idea of selling our products AND our brand on social media.

I am *incredibly* bad at this myself! I think partly it’s a culture thing, and I’m being terribly British about it. My friends across The Pond are amazing at networking, selling, making influential friends and generally doing their thing and getting out there. I am in AWE! It seems so effortless.

It really helps if fans and followers share, retweet, repost etc. If nothing else, it's a massive confidence boost, and every sale counts! The "Just A Card" campaign does a fantastic job of highlighting this - I encourage you to join in. I'm going to make a concerted effort to do better on social media, for myself and others. So I will:

  • Follow people I genuinely like hearing from & be more "real"
  • Boost the signal for indie brands who deserve a wider audience
  • Try to be more proactive about putting myself forward (this one is HARD!)

Photo credit William Iven (Unsplash)



Sizing Chart
Prophecy Girl
PLEASE NOTE: All sizes are approximate and for guide purposes only. Where items have been measured flat, they are unstretched. When in doubt - size up!
Collard Shirt

Collared Shirts

(measured flat, fabric has NO stretch. A = armpit to armpit, B is nape of neck to hem)
Our Size UK US (A) (B)
XS UK 6 US 2 48cm 56.5cm
S UK 8 US 4 50cm 56.5cm
M UK 10 US 6 51cm 57.5cm
L UK 12 US 8 53cm 58.5cm
XL UK 14 US 10 55cm 59cm
2XL UK 16 US 12 58cm 60.5cm
3XL UK 18 US 14 61cm 60.5cm
4XL UK 20 US 16 64cm 62cm

 

Flared Skirts

(measured flat & unstretched)
Our Size UK US (A)
S 6-8 4-6 52cm
M 8-10 8-10 53cm
L 10-12 12-14 54cm
XL 12-14 16-18 55cm
XXL 14-16 20-22 55cm
3XL 16-18 24-26 56cm

Skater Dress

(measured flat & unstretched)
Our Size UK US (A) (B)
S 6-8 4-6 78cm 44cm
M 8-10 8-10 82cm 48cm
L 10-12 12-14 83cm 51cm
XL 12-14 16-18 85cm 55cm
XXL 14-16 20-22 87cm 57cm
3XL 16-18 24-26 91cm 65cm
Sweatshirt

Sweatshirts

S UK 6/8
M UK 10/12
L UK 12/14
XL UK 16/18
 
 

Vest/Tank Tops

S UK 6/8
M UK 10/12
L UK 12/14
XL UK 16/18
tee

Fitted/Semi Fitted Tees

XS Fits chest 32-34"
S
Fits chest 34-36"
M
Fits chest 36-38"
L
Fits chest 38-40"
XL
Fits chest 40-42"
XXL
Fits chest 42-44"

leggings

Leggings

XS 21"- 24" waist
S 24"- 28" waist
M 28" - 31" waist
L 31" - 34" waist
XL 34" - 37" waist
2XL 37" - 42" waist
3XL 42" - 46" waist

Inside leg measurements: full-length = approx. 28 inches, 3/4 approx. 16 inches.