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{Goals – Week 2}

In bag, bags, blog, bloggers, blogging, blogs, etsy, goals on June 24, 2008 at 5:37 pm

                                             

It’s the second week since I made my goal of reaching 50 views here per day. The first week was good, I reached 453 views in one week…at 50 views per day, I should have 350 views per week so I exceeded my goal. This week was still as good, 456 views all together. It was the daily view count that disappointed me. It was up and down like a crazy roller-coaster, one day at 29 views, the next at 220 (that took some link love from other bloggers! Thanks guys!). It never stayed even relatively consistent which was slightly dissapointing, even though my promotion of the site didn’t change. I think part of the problem was that the Selling on Etsy Series finished up and it, I think, attracted a ton more readers. Obviously, I’m going to have to start a new series again! Which isn’t a bad thing, I enjoyed it and it gave me a secure direction here.

If you have any suggestions for a series with a “Creativity” theme, let me know! I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but I’d always like to know what the readers thoughts are!

Also, I’ve been looking into the local Farmers Market and found that it’s super cheap to attend as a seller! I’m SO excited!! It costs $20.00 for a (yearly?) membership and $10.00 every time you attend. You can also rent a table for $5.00. So affordable!! I’m making it top priority to attend this weeks Market and hopefully I’ll make a few sales! I’ve almost reached my goal for the Button Maker so hopefully just a couple Markets will bring me to where I need to be!

So here’s my goals this week:

  • 50 blog views per day
  • Start a new series
  • Attend the Farmers Market
  • Oh, and post the new Big Bags in the Etsy store

And a new week begins…

 

7 Things.

In bloggers, etsy, rules, seven, tag on April 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I was tagged by TwiddleStix with Seven Random Facts! I’ve done this before, a few months ago, but it was fun so I’ll do it again (:

Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. (Check!)
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

The Randoms:

1) I hate liver. I hate it. SO MUCH. Ewwww grosss SICK! Just the smell of it makes me gag. Gross but true.

2) I’m secretly getting discouraged with my Etsy store. I love the site, I love the sellers…but I hate the fact that I haven’t sold anything in the past…who knows how long. I think I have interesting products, I always get compliments on them from other sellers and buyers, but hardly any sales! I’m not sure what’s up with that. But yeah, secret frustration happening over here. I’m trying not to be discouraged, but the Glad Game is getting worn out.

3) I’ve always wanted to be a model. I’m not conceited, I don’t think I’m amazing looking or that I’d make it big, but I love posing for pictures and getting “done up”. I’d just love it if I could be a model. It’s not a huge secret, everyone is always giving me a hard time about being so eager to have pictures taken. I’m not thinking “I look amazing today, someone should take a picture of me”, I just think it’s fun.

4) I’m so jealous of my sister. I know I have a lot in my life that is amazing, but she makes me so jealous. She’s traveled, lived in Australia for a year, can move whenever she wants just because she feels like it, shops her butt off when she wants…I’m just jealous.

5) I was completely humiliated when I lost a tooth when I was 15. Who looses teeth that late?! It was so embarrassing!

6) I love family traditions. My family used to rent cabins at a lake during the summer and it made the best memories. I just love doing things similar every year. It’s fun and it builds great memories. I hope I can continue that when we have kids.

7) I’m a very honest person. Something that really bugs me is when someone can’t be honest back. It used to really get to me when boyfriends would break up with me for stupid reasons or lie about things. Hello! Just tell me! Yeah, it might make me mad for a little while, but I’d rather know the truth than wonder for months what I did wrong or what really happened. But it’s not all about boys. Just in general, I would rather someone be completely honest with me, in a nice way, but still honest.

Ok, now to tag seven people (Seven?!):

I Heart Peonies
Snippet & Ink
Enjoy: {the blog}
a new one: Lucky Me!
Christy DeKoning
Paper Chick
Style Me Pretty

….now just to let all these bloggers know that I’ve tagged them!

Confusion!

In blog, bloggers, feature, views, visits, writer on March 28, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Last night when I checked my views on this blog, they had mysteriously jumped 200-and-some since the afternoon! I’m thinking that I was blogged about or featured on a site and am not aware of it…either that or Blogger is messing up. But I like the first option better.

I’ve been checking my favorite blog and haven’t seen anything…if anyone knows something, fill me in!

Guest Blogger

In blog, bloggers, etsy, guest, planning, wedding, writer, writing on March 27, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I just blogged another guest blog on TransCanada Etsy Team blog. Take a look and leave your comments!

Fuel My Blog!

In blog, bloggers, entry, etsy, first, fuel on March 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Fuel My Blog has now posted my first blog entry for them! Check it out and leave your comments!!

Reading

In author, bloggers, blogs, business, comments, entrepreneur, etsy, readers, seller, writing on February 27, 2008 at 10:27 pm

So I was reading a decorating magazine last night, one of the few I bought lately…I think it was Decorating on a Budget (which is published by Country Living)…and I came across an article on women entrepreneurs. That’s inspiring enough! There were quick blips on how they got started and their experiences etc, which were super interesting (I wish they were longer, but their web site actually has more information). As I’m browsing through the different success stories (seriously, I hope I’m one of them someday!) I stop on a name that’s familiar. “Alicia Paulson”, where do I know that name from? I knew I knew her from somewhere! Then I read that she blogs and it all falls into place. Alicia Paulson is the author of one of my favorite blogs, Posie Gets Cozy, and daily reads (:

Not only is she an inspiration to me because of her success as a business woman, but also because of her success as a blogger. An example: She posted a blog yesterday, as in February 26, 2008, and it already has 79 comments on it. Not that comments are everything, but they sure are an encouragement to the author AND they show the amount of readers the blog has. Amazing.

So last night the meeting with Krystal went really well. I felt so professional sitting there for coffee and going over my list of questions and ideas. She said she’s so relieved that I’m helping her, she’s not near as stressed…which makes me feel so good! That’s all that I need (:

Most of our ideas are now written down and the biggest decisions have been made so all we need to do now is start to get the crafting items together so we can start to make the center pieces and other decorations. I’ll be posting pictures as we start creating! I can’t wait!

One of the many ideas we have decided on is to get these chair covers, ivory with green ties, for the reception. Should look stunning!

In bloggers, etsy, game, seven, tag on February 14, 2008 at 4:44 am


Ok, so here’s the thing. This post is a game. At the end of it, I’ll tag several other bloggers and they’ll have to do it too!!

First: Link the person that tagged you….ahem. Attention! Art4Friends tagged me!!

Then: List seven things about you.

Ok.

1) I’m the oldest of eight kids. Translated: I’m the guinea pig. Or was anyways…I hope they’re not still doing tests on me! Oh crap, what if they are?!

Being the oldest of this many kids has it’s ups and downs. I love having siblings that I can hang out with and have a good time with. They make life interesting, even if I don’t see them enough. The youngest are twins, 4 years old now, so there’s a huge age gap. But they’re still super cute and fun (: The downs…well, I’m sure you can think of some…

2) I’ve had 16 jobs since I was 15. Some of them were overlapping, I think at one point I worked three jobs.

I think this is one of the reasons I want my Etsy store to work so badly! I don’t really like working for someone else. It sucks. You always have them looking over your shoulder, assessing your work, telling you to improve when you know it already…it’d be so amazing to work for myself!

3) I knew I would marry the man I now call my husband since the first moment I saw him. Seriously. I know it sounds super sappy, but it’s true. One of my friends had taken me to a group get-together and as soon as I saw him, I thought “I could marry him”. And I did. A year later (:

Marriage is like wine. It gets better with age.

4) I have so many dreams for my life and what I want to be “when I grow up”…it’s insane. I don’t think I’ll ever grow up because then I won’t be able to finish my list!! My biggest one I think would have to be to write (and get it published!) a novel….ok, a novel series. Which brings me to number five.

5) I’ve been working on writing the same book for the past three years…who’s seen that Family Guy episode where Stewie is mocking Brian for taking so long in writing his novel? (I’ll see if I can find the clip). That’s totally me. I have so many good ideas to write down, so many plots, characters, cities and escapes…but it’s so hard for me to find the time to write!! I love it. Love it love it love it! But it takes so much time and it’s hard to find any to begin with. Besides, Etsy and my crafts fills me up already. But I WILL get it published one of these days. It’s a fantasy novel.

6) I’m eating hot hearts right now. My hubby and I gave each other our valentines gifts early. I got: hot hearts (YUM!), The Devil Wears Prada dvd, a hair magazine (I’m going to cut it all off!!) and a super sappy love note (: I’m so spoiled (:

7) I get pretty impatient with things that don’t work. So when I stick to something, you know it’s worth sticking to. Like Etsy and this blog. They’re fun and rewarding…after you get it going. Getting things going is tough and tiring, but once they’re on a roll…it’s great to look back and see what you’ve accomplished!

Lastly: Tag seven people you want to blog this game and let them know!!

Make It
Lasso the Moon and
Posie Gets Cozy