*another beautiful day, NFL full slate of games, and a cup of sunshine by my side and I am raring to go. Takes a sip, begins to blog....*
I always told myself I wouldn't expand my social media anywhere else besides Facebook and Twitter. However, when I started seeing some amazing contests on Instagram, I jumped aboard. At that point and time that was my only reason for using that site. I only had 20 followers which was fine because I wasn't using it for anything else.
That's before I created Cards Over Coffee.
I began to interact a little more after figuring out the website, began following more, having more follows and posting links to this blog on there. Right now I have grown that account to almost 400 followers and get a few view hits from there as well.
One thing I hadn't done on there, other than win a contest, is trade.
That's until now.
A buddy of mine on Twitter, @StephenJFurlong, tagged me on Instagram in a couple of Allan Houston autographed card photos that jwilbscards posted. I really liked both cards and decided to start a small conversation.
At first, the conversation was very slow. I look at it as kindling. Since you had never interacted with a person before and they are messaging you about a trade it kinda throws you back some and you want to feel that person out first. So you start the fire base with kindling and you continue to throw a stick or two in. Then you may poke the fire before sticking in some papers/boxes/ etc gradually building it up. Before you know it, you are throwing gasoline on the stinkin' fire and that thing is burning wild.
That's how my first trade with jwilbscards went.
*takes a sip, well two, then another and heck, why not a chug. Begins to blog more*
What started out as a conversation for one of his Allan Houston autograph cards, turned out to be so much more. I seem to have a lot of those kind of trades.
Instead of blabbering on anymore about details, I will simply let the cards do the talking.
And then came the jewel of the trade......
This trade went so smooth.... and silky and creamy...well...think I am jumping into my breakfast thoughts now..
*takes a sip, takes a box out of the fridge*
This Marie Callendar's Chocolate Satin Pie is the perfect coffee pairing if you don't already know that.