Interior Design Community Interior Design Community stated in Google+ 6 years ago. We wanted to have a place where the design industry professionals could come together and share tips and tricks or even just to vent. Managing websites, handling social media networks, plus all the tasks required of a design professional. We knew that although one person might not have all the answers, together we would. We started weekly webinars with industry professionals, brands, design coaches, web developers, SEO strategists, makers, and so much more. We had group Pinterest Boards, Group lists of designer-friendly resources, Lists of great makers, a follow-back program for Pinterest, Twitter, etc. We were thriving.... until we weren’t. The algorithm changed, and we lost engagement.
We then started over again on Instagram. Shout out to our #IDCDesigners! We offer questions of the day to encourage designers to share and learn from one another. We spotlight interior designers doing exciting projects. We share the hottest industry news or industry initiatives that matter most to our members. We made you laugh with our homemade gifs. We grew to 88K followers, and we love our community, and yet, another algorithm makes it harder for our members to find us and to connect with one another.
We also have a smaller community on Facebook. It is small but filled with top industry professionals. The discussions there are deep and meaningful and help the businesses of our members. We have promoted our own designer’s quotes on blogs and Pinterest with many quoted later in significant shelter magazines. We work together to help non-profits, to help interior designers in need. We unite together to conquer some of the most significant issues facing the design industry. Currently, Facebook has been adding features to groups, linking them to business pages. These changes could be another indication that an algorithm is coming, make it harder for our members to engage and work together.
Now, we are starting here with our very own network on our very own platform. No algorithm shifts. No Ads. No distractions. Just great design discussions with talented design professionals.
Join us to be a part of something new. Something we can build together.