I overslept today until noon. I was tired I guess. I did work hard getting out my blog this week end. Food blogs are work because you have to cook and take pictures then clean up. Craft blogs are a challenge because you end up rewriting several times until you feel comfortable in posting them. I also got posted an item on Etsy too yesterday. Now I am trying to finish up an order for a set of pillowcases I sold. I have to finish the monogram on them. I see the buyer just emailed me. She don’t need them until mother’s day. So now I get to rush around. I better get the light box out and draw the monogram so I can email her some pic of what I can do with that.
You Go Girl.
Again Momoe, just reading you schedule wears me out. I just sit all day and sometimes cry. I think I’ve done a major thing if I take a shower. I think I’m going to give up my ebay listings because I made $1.33 on my last sale; before the ebay fee is withdrawn………sigh.
I stopped listing things on Ebay in the early 2000’s. It seemed like the bottom fell out of it. It was costing more money than what I could make. I only went to Etsy this year to sell handmade crafts that I am good at. So far I am ahead because the fees are low and their % of the sale is small. I have a lot of fabric and supplies so it just made sense to try to turn them into some cash. My only expense was a postal scale, envelops and shipping labels. At the rate I am selling the shipping supplies should last me 5 years.
I watched all the videos on it and I am trying to network using facebook, pininterest and blogs. So my blog, pininterest board and my blog’s facebook page has taken off with traffic but only an occasional person wanders through my etsy store. I just think people don’t have any money to spend. It looks like to me that it is seasonal fall sales for Christmas for what I am offering. I am going to keep on making them because I like doing it.
I would like to change the name of my blog to match my Etsy store name. I wanted to use this name here for a long time but 5 years ago I created a recipe and posted it for Old Dutch Dressing and Google picked it up and now they send me about 35 viewers my way a day for that recipe. When I created this account 7 years ago, my email name was automatically used for the blog name. I didn’t understand the software here so I just let it go. I was writing a bunch of political stuff to copy for the use at DAG so it didn’t matter at the time. I have since deleted all those blogs and just went with food. I just wonder how much a name change will disrupt traffic.
I STILL get email notices about that one post. I don’t really have a suggestion but if you can change the name without losing the contacts from old posts, it would probably not cut down on the traffic. However, even if it does, the traffic on the Etsy site might pick up. No good answer. I sold a packet of 5 books today but I probably won’t make $5 on the whole transactions, too much work for no return but I’m so anal that I’m not sure I can stop altogether and I have several friends that want me to try to sell oddities for them. We’ll see…….sigh. ~~dru~~
Go out and look at the old things
I know you like antiques
Get out and see the world
As always Sheldon
Wise advice and I’m starting to “bloom” again.
Sun, if not too hot, really improves me mood and the fact that I may qualify for some Federal help on my mortgage is picking me up a little. I do shower twice a week; once for my counseling session and once for my AA meeting.
(not being very effective but it gets me out of the house a lets me see that others have it far worse)
My next move is to start having lunch again with girlfriends, even I can afford $1 tacos. THANX for reading Sheldon at least I’m not really suicidal just down and constantly irritated or agitated.
As Always too ~~dru~~
AND yes I love antiques.
I often feel this way.. ! 🌹🌹🌹💙
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