Before I begin this post I just want to to say....I have been SERIOUSLY working on this blog! And trying to figure out how to get numbered comments but they just are not working! And once I do get them working we can have a GIVEAWAY!
Anyway, on to the REAL post now.
Today I have been wondering (crazy I know!) about how on earth do I get this blog thing started. And who started this way of communication and networking? Genius! But does one have to be a genius to make it work?
I have been on Etsy for just over a year and have made 36 sales. Not too shabby I guess, but not what I wanted it to be either. This is one reason for this here blog. Most of my teammates on my Etsy crochet team (Crochet Dream Team, coolest crochet team EVER) have a blog, Facebook Page (which I have) and a Twitter account (which I REFUSE to have as I really do not like Twitter!) I started this blog thinking "Okay, now EVERYONE will see the cute things a make and want them, too!!" Wrong. With all the blogs out there how does one even FIND my blog? Besides all the people who like my page on Facebook and like my Etsy shop, who do I get to like my blog?
I did have 9 followers yesterday (Woohoo) then discovered one was questionable so that one is gone and we are now sitting at 8. I started this blog in November 2010 (I think) and only have 8 followers??? Granted I did not keep up with the blog as I should have, but 8? That's it?
Then I started to wonder if I was interesting enough to even have a blog. Well, sure that can't be it, can it? I think I am a fairly funny individual, albeit boring becasue there isn't too much that exciting in my life, but I'm kinda cool right? I sure make cool things.....right?
All these questions swirling in my head and I wonder how I even have time to crochet! How does the power woman of today do it? How does she look at this task and say "I can totally do this becasue I AM WOMAN!!" I don't know about you but I sure feel like I am behind the boat on the "supermom" title of this day and age!!
I think I may have come to a conclusion. (I hope so anyway) I think I may have to tell "the readers" (who are cool and wonderful!!) about my life and thoughts, hence this rambling blog post. I think in order for people to like my product they have to understand who I am. Selling my wares may be more then just "Hey look at this!!" It may be "Hey, here I am. Come see what I can do!" At the same time I don't want to turn into a crazy crochet lady waving my hooks in the air and dangling a ball of yarn behind me screaming "Buy my stuff!!!!" Instead I will just be me. Odd at times, funny most times (hopefully!!), always creative and honest. I think I like to be honest & pure in what I do.
So, here is to crochet, stay-at-home/home business moms, and being honest in who we are! *dangles yarn from her back pocket.....BUY MY STUFF, BUY MY STUFF.........heehee