Have you looked at my blog lately? Probably not, because I haven’t been posting much. I did, however, do a lot of work on it and my website. With the help of graphic designer Chelsea of Chelsea McKenna Design it’s looking pretty fabu. She does really “clean” work. Which is perfect, because as much as I love bordello chic in my design and decorating, my web presence needs to be a platform for my work. It shouldn’t compete with it. An overly fru fru design would be too much.
I love how she took my input, my love of quatrefoil, and all of my little, “Well, how about this?” and went with it. I love how my free weebly website and my free wordpress.com blog have the same look. A viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve taken a wrong turn on the internet. It’s more consistent. Even my FB cover photo and my Etsy shop headers coordinate with my websites. I’m feeling pretty spiffy.
Do you see that one right in the middle there? Yeah, her. With the flaming red curly hair. Yeah. I want her. So much so that I had to stop whatever Facebook scrolling I was wasting time with and blog about it. Blogging about it gets me five extra entries, don’t you know? It also means you know about the giveaway now, too, which means you’re competition… but I love all of you that read my blog so much that if you won and I didn’t I’d still love you.
Anyways, now that I’m here, I’m going to work on some real blog posts. About stuff that I do. That doesn’t have to do with scrolling through FB.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.
I may have been neglecting my blog here, but for good reason. I’ve been working on my etsy shop and my WEBPAGE! That’s right, I now have a webpage. I’ve got my own domain name and am using Weebly to built it. It even has a link to this blog. Crazy, I know. You could click that link back there, go to the webpage, then click the link THERE to come HERE! Eventually (when I figure out how) I’ll be moving my blog there. I’ll probably always keep my etsy shop, but I plan on also having a shop section on my webpage. Customers would be able to purchase directly from me, not me via etsy. Though like I said I’ve been working on my etsy shop, foto fuzing all over the place, adding new jewelry, rearranging the shop, even taking better photos for some necklaces that have been there for awhile. It’s looking great, you should check it out.
I’ll be back in the blog habit soon enough. I miss all of you out there in internet land!
4. Handmadeology is another blog with a huge wealth of info on how to succeed, not just on Etsy, but as a crafter/artist in general. Here’s an article I liked on 40 Tips to Craft a Better Blog.
5. And, as obvious as it may seem, the Etsy Blog has some great business promoting and improvement articles. This video on taking photos with models is well done and the next step I need to take with my photos.
Gorgeous typewriter from BMTvintage. Hard to write a blog on, though. 😦