Category Archives: Blogging

Have You Looked at my Blog Lately?

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.

SaslowFBCover-NewRed-01Spiffy, right?

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Fairy Giveaway from Castle of Costa Mesa

Tania Prosser is a fabulous artist at the Made Local Marketplace.  She made me aware of this giveaway for beautiful flower fairies from Castle of Costa Mesa.  

 

Giveaway

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.

2012 in review

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.

Click here to see the complete report.

Not Neglected

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!

Ciao!

Adriann

5 Biz Links I Love

1.  This Etsy Treasury HTML Tool has made presenting the treasuries I make SOO SOO SOO much easier.

2.  I’m really enjoying “Everything Etsy”.  This article on craft shows caught my eye, but don’t stop there!

3.  The Etsypreneur Newletter.  Interesting ideas and tips.

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. 😦

Small Biz Gal Treasury

I’ve been thinking a lot about all the things that go into being a professional artist that have less to do with making art and more to do with being a “professional”.

‘Small Biz Gal’ by MadameSaslowsCurio

Being an artist means I need more than my paint, beads, and yarn. I need to run a small business to get my art out there! Here are some of the extra tools of my trade.


Copper Toned Magnetic O…

$15.00

Black Wooden Abacus, Ki…

$26.00

Office Desk – 8″…

$30.00

Weekly Blog Planner / O…

$3.00

Handmadeology Magazine …

$4.99

premade etsy shop banne…

$10.00

The Best – Pencil Set

$6.00

Tahitian Metal Yucca Pl…

$495.00

Air Plant in Round Bowl…

$20.00

Custom Business Card De…

$25.00

Bursting with Brillianc…

$11.00

Round Web & Blog Button…

$2.00

Grow Idea Make Repeat …

$4.50

Planner Printables. 8.5…

$10.00

Re-Imagined Light Bulb …

$6.00

Keep calm and drink win…

$15.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio