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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm Back!

And it's been awhile! So sorry! I was so happy to see I had some comments from my last blog! Thank you so much!

I am ready! I had so much fun when I had a contest on my blog awhile ago, that I have decided to do it again!

Now I just need to decide what it will be! If you have any ideas, please, let me know! My first thought is to have a milk glass item! I have some cute things such as a pretty lacy plate, or a vase...oh just so many ideas!

Let me know what you think...and keep watching! My next blog will be a fun giveway!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Bad Blogger!

I really didn't set out to be a bad blogger!! It just happened! My dream was to be a good blogger..one everyone couldn't wait to read!

But that's okay, I have my followers that leave comments when I finally do post a new blog..and I'm grateful for them!

Tonight I am going to write more about both of my Etsy shops. I have two, http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com/ and http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ .

Jenscloset was my first. I started that almost a year ago! It will be a year on April 1, 2009! April Fools Day! In this past year I have learned so much. I am happy to report that my shop is doing quite well, and my goals for 2009 are to reach at least 1000 sales. I am now up to 501.

My second shop, the milk glass shop, I started in September. The main reason was that I had so much milk glass that I thought it was time to open a separate shop for it. The look to this shop is a little different. I have it a little more uniform than my 1st shop. I use mainly pastel colors for my background on my pictures.

I've been able to gather useful information from many different venues. The one I used quite often was the Etsy forums. There are a lot of nice Etsy shop owners that are more than willing to help give ideas on promoting your shop.

I must say my photography has improved so much since my "early" days on Etsy! Some of the help I've received regarding photography has been through the forums.

I cannot say it enough times...you need to promote, promote, promote!! Get your name out there!

The other vintage sellers on Etsy have also been a big help to me. They are more than willing to offer advice and more than willing to answer any questions I have. I want to give a particular "shout out" to Surrenderdorothy (that's http://www.surrenderdorothy.etsy.com/). She's awesome! She's always there for me, with straightforward advice! No mincing words with her!

My favorite new place-my new hangout..you want to know!? Read through my blog, you'll see..I did a quick blog about my new favorite hangout! Twitter! www.twitter.com/jenscloset. What a fun place...another place that I have found friendship and support. Twitter isn't just Etsy shop people, but twitter people come from all types of business, from all over the country...the world, for that matter!

I'm trying to decide what I want to do for my one-year anniversary with Etsy. I'd love to hear any ideas you have out there! A contest would be fun...I did one contest on my blog, and would love to do that again!

This year has truly been the best year of my life! On February 14th, 2008, yes...Valentines Day!...I learned that I was being laid off from my job! I was devastated! Guess how long that feeling lasted!? I can't really remember, because it's really all in the past..and it happened for a reason. I have never been happier. I picked myself up and started a whole new life! I'm proud of what I've accomplished in a year!

I thank all of you that have read my blog..all of my new Etsy friends...all of my twitter friends..thank you...you've been a huge support to me!

Here's to another great year!

Best wishes to everyone!