Thursday, September 8, 2011


Designing a new blog is so exciteing for me.  I love to set up a blog for a customer and look back in 3 months and see how far my customer has come.

When I design a blog...I just design how it looks I don't really do much with the content.  BUT without content a pretty blog is not very useful.

Before adding your blog you need to know what it is you want to do with it....
Is it for a hobby
A how to blog
Your life blog
Your etsy business blog

I have alot of folks who want to set up an etsy shop blog and that is so fun and a great tool for your business.  To have a sucessful blog, post atleast once a week.  You can blog about new listings, the materials you use (this is a great way to show the value of your product...what makes it vintage?, EXAMPLE if you make handmade Llama yarn, take your readers on a field trip to show them the process of your craft...) you can blog about sales, you can blog about your family, you can blog about treasury lists, and craft shows you will be at....This will keep your blog updated EASY....You will want to add extras like a facebook feed, twitter feed, etsy mini, and maybe a gallery of your past work..(I don't have a gallery...instead I use my facebook page. but that is my choice works best for me.....(these extras you will need to intsall...but they are super easy)  

You can laugh at me....I know the rules but look at my posts....LoL.

The people that want to set up a fun craft blog......with galleries, contests, crafter of the month, links of your favorite pages, giveaways and more.  You are ready to go guns blazeing....

BUT YOU NEED TO STOP.....Here is how you set up that type of blog
1.  Have me design your blog....
2.  Set up your social media if you want them
3.  set up your gallery if you want one....In flicker...or smug mug...or a smiliar company.
Once you start posting projects....people will follow.  when people start following you will have submissions to the gallery, you will then have a group to select crafter of the month, you will then have interest from vendors to do giveaways because you have followers,  You will then have contestants to begin time goes and the word gets out...more followers will come..and before you know it you will have your hands full....and your dream of having a successful blog has come true.

It is okay to say....coming soon...And it is okay to fine tune things as you go to find things that work for you.

What do you think????  Did I make any sense???  Do you have any questions???


  1. Of COURSE you made sense:-) Helpful as always...

  2. I also know the rules but am apparently a rebel and insist on changing them to meet my whims. ;)
    I do have a question though... WHat have you found is the BEST way to get your blog info out there and how do you convince the people who you know visit regularly to actually FOLLOW?