Are you familiar with Reddit? I know I became aware of its existence a couple of years ago and went to check it out, understanding that it was another platform to reach out to those with similar interests to me. That said, while I created an account, I hadn’t really learned much about it until I came to know someone who was very involved and into using it as a source of connection and interaction with others.
Reddit is “a massive collection of forums where people can share news and content or comment on other people’s post.” I found this page to be extremely useful in understanding the basics. According to this article, Reddit is the 6th most popular website in America. (Can you guess the five above it? I did pretty well before checking: Google, Youtube, Amazon, Yahoo, and Facebook.)
What subreddits – i.e. groups – to join? Well, check out the Cross Stitch subreddit. It’s home page shows that there are 155,000 members. Yes. That’s a lot of stitchers.
While I’ve made reference to the wonderful online community of stitchers that I’ve been a part of for the last few years, I fully admit my online community world was Flosstube, Facebook, and Instagram. I had not opened the door to Reddit.
The moderators of the Cross Stitch subreddit do a fantastic job of organizing events and activities for the group and, of course, there is tons of eye candy in the form of pictures of current project in the discussion. I was honored when I was approached to be the August Feature Artist of the Month. Super cool!
If you already have a Reddit account or if you join at this time, simply search for Cross Stitch and then join that subreddit – basically the equivalent of joining a Facebook Group on stitching, if you are more familiar with that platform. Once there, you’ll see at the top an announcement about the Featured Artist of the Month, a little interview with me, and a link to a freebie pattern I’ve created.
I’ve joined a few other subreddits (so many options worth exploring!) and I can admit that this platform is certainly another way to go down a rabbit hole of endless entertainment, knowledge, and connection.
Check it out for yourself! http://www.reddit.com