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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…

 

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 blogs, camera, contest, crafting, design, etsy, favorite, photography, sponge on February 15, 2008 at 11:01 pm

So I was checking out my daily blogs…because I’m addicted and have to slack from work (it’s FRIDAY!!!)… and I came across a contest that Design*Sponge is running. Has anyone else checked it out? Are any of you entering? In case you’re interested, here’s the link (: It looks great!! I’m thinking of entering even though I don’t have that much time left. I was having a great brainstorm the other night about doing something for the house, so I might enter it if it turns out ok. I’ll have to post pictures too.

Speaking of pictures. I really do need to get a new camera. I was looking at the Cannon Rebel before and loved the feel and look of it, I’m thinking it’s almost time to splurge.

Don’t forget to check out my favorite blogs to the side!! I love reading them every evening, they always put something interesting up!