We are Po&Mo, a mother and daughter team that sell hand-crafted goods to (hopefully) the masses at our folksy store: http://folksy.com/shops/billumz
It's really up to you what you want to put on your bio, but including a link to your shop or blog can only be a good thing, as it will lead to more exposure.
Here’s another tip – when you tweet about your shop or a new product, you are more likely to be retweeted if someone can RT without having to shorten your message. eg if someone retweets something of mine, it adds "RT @mogstogs: " to the start which is 14 characters. I know that, so I try to keep sales stuff to less than 126 characters. (although I don’t always manage it!)
I’m not saying it’ll make everyone retweet your stuff – but if I try to retweet something, and immediately I’m over the 140 limit, I’m not going to fanny about trying to reduce the length of it, I’ll just give up.
Another matter that was brought to my attention was the need for picture hosting. Now, if you want to show a picture of something you already have for sale on Folksy, this isn't a problem as Folksy already has the picture hosted for you. However, if you're looking for feedback on an as yet unlisted item, then you need to upload the photo yourself. The most obvious places to do this are Twitpic and Yfrog. Both sites are designed for use with twitter, and because of this you do not need to create a new account to use them. Instead, you can just sign in with your twitter details. You do not need to worry that either of those sites will have access to your twitter log in details. They are instead run as applications, an extension of your twitter account. To be able to use them, you need to "allow" the applications access to your account. This is not as worrying as it sounds - these applications will never be allowed to tweet anything of their own accord, and you retain complete control of your account.
To approve either of these applications, simply go to either Twitpic or Yfrog and click log in. You are given the option to create your own account, or log in using your twitter account. I'd recommend that you use your twitter account, as I already have enough log ins for various sites around the web, and don't fancy having to remember another one! This will then take you to twitter, where you will be asked to approve the application, and sign in if you are not already signed in. From there you will be asked to approve the application simply by clicking "approve". Then, voila, you can use either of these sources to share pictures.
To do this, return to your site of choice. I've personally chosen Yfrog, as Twitpic kept displaying error messages when connecting with twitter, which annoyed me. I think this is due to issues on twitter's end, but still, I'm trying to write a guide here, and these errors are really irritating. So, with Yfrog, the homepage when you are logged in displays the upload form - very efficient! Click browse, and select your image from your PC. Then you can write about it in the box underneath. Remember this will appear on your twitter feed, so you are restricted in the amount of characters you use - 100 max. Then simply click post it, approve the application, and wait for it to load. The yellow and white striped bar shows the sites progress in uploading your image.
Then, it's all done! Your picture is uploaded, your twitter feed will display the picture when the tweet is clicked on, and you have a lovely page just like this one. Simples!
Well that gives me lots to think about...
It does, doesn't it? I'm kind of worn out from all this typing too, so I think that'll be it for now. If you have any questions, as always, stick them in the comments. We really appreciate any feedback we get as well, so keep it coming! As always, happy twittering, and good luck over on Folksy - I'm not sure about everyone else, but our sales are still pretty shocking!