Posts Tagged ‘clicks’

New Blogging Site

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2008 at 3:00 pm

OK, so I hooked up with a new blogging promotional site today, just to see how it works for a while. See the widget to the left? If you click on the main part of the widget, you’ll be taken to another blog which (as far as I can see) is completely random. If you click on the bottom part of the blog, you’ll be taken to the BlogUpp! Site. There you can get a widget for your own blog (:

Not that I’m a know-it-all with this site yet, but I suggest getting one of these widget if you’re a blogger. It will help spread the word about other bloggers and in turn, your blog. Your widget will appear on other blogs and you’ll earn more views / readers.

I’ll let you know my thoughts on it as time passes.

Goals – The Last 2 Weeks

In etsy on September 3, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Goals Goals Goals!

So lets start with the week before last. I had a great week that week, seriously. Awesome!! A total of 708 views, which was mind blowing! A lot of it had to do with my features that week. Several successful Etsy sellers shared their financial experiences with my readers and were able to help a bunch of us our with their advice and stories.

Also that week, several of my fave bloggers stopped by to give their advice in blogging.

It was a great week!

And now to last week. Another good week, consistant and that’s always a bonus. The KJ Blog received 374 views which is 24 above my goal of 350! I loved looking at my stats and seeing them consistantly around the 50 views per day. Just what I’m looking for!

More to come today!! I finished another bag last night so there’ll be pictures!

Goals: Week 7

In blog on July 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm

This past weeks goals were so much better than the previous weeks. I’ve continued to keep the goal of 50 daily views because I think it’s attainable, although I’ve had some recent trouble in reaching it.

Last week, I made an effort to send some “fuel” to my blogger friends on Fuel My Blog every day, comment in the discussions over at Blog Catalog daily, and also comment in the blogging forums at Etsy (daily as well). I noticed all of these things worked together to bring my views up a bit, but there’s still a tad bit of tweaking I need to do. I also kept an eye on who visited my blog and made sure I took more peeks at theirs. I’ll be working on that a bit more this week as well.

My views reached 302 this week, only 48 off of my goal…which, spread out over 7 days really isn’t that much! I’m still working on it, and we’ll see what happens!!

Note: I’ll be taking a break from Wedding Wednesday this week as there’s huge stuff happening at work (after hours stuff) and won’t be able to concentrate on it! But next week will be a gooder, I promise!

More creative posts to come!…


In crafts, etsy, seller, sellers, selling, store, stores on July 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm


The other day, in my Get a Makeover post, I wrote about using different items in your product pictures to show the size of your products. You can do the obvious, and place a ruler in the picture (this is a good technique for fabric sellers) or you can be a bit more creative. Lusummers store has some great examples of this. See the cute little pin cushions at the top? As soon as you look at this picture you know the size of the product. She’s done it in a creative way, without using a ruler, by using an item we all are familiar with: a book.


I wanted to show you this picture as well because it’s a great example of a clickable picture. One of the best tips I’ve read on Etsy is this: Use a main picture that will draw in the viewers interest and make them want to click. To do this, it’s best if you just give them a hint of the product and make them have to click to see what exactly the item is. Have the picture at a weird angle, show them just a piece of it to get them curious. That’s exactly what Lusummers did here. From this picture, you don’t really know what the item is but it’s colorful, interesting, and fun so you want to click it to see more!

Make sure to apply this to your new items and when you’re updating old photos!