Hello everyone! I have been browsing blogs and etsy a lot lately looking for things I like about people's advertising, logos, set up of their shop, pictures...you know research because I am about to open up my shop! I got my logo made up thanks to my friend Jason, whom I have known since I was like 6 or something and had TOTALLY forgot he did graphic designs! DUH! It wasn't until his wife left me a comment to remind me. I think it is so funny how I have so many male friends who, once they got married, I am not friends with their wives and hardly talk to them! heehee
ANYWAYS- I REALLY don't understand sometimes what makes a blog popular? I know if basically comes down to either REALLY awesome NEW, fresh ideas OR ( unfortunately ) butt kissing and networking! I barely have time to make the crafts and post them on here but to have to network with other craft bloggers all day everyday is just too much sometimes. When I do, my numbers go up. When I don't, they stay the same whether I am posting everyday or not. I think it is HIGHLY annoying when some big blog with thousands of followers says, "Check out this new blog I found" and I go there and yes, cute blog...but NOTHING is original and I am left thinking, why did they feature this blog for being NEW? Does anyone else feel that way ever? Like, there are certain tutorials that have been on EVERYONE'S blog so why waste time doing them and yet, people are STILL posting them on their blogs. Stuff like that irritates me. I don't know why. Mainly because I guess if I am going to have a "popular" blog where people come to get good ideas or learn or enjoy my crafting, I want it to be because some of my stuff is original and not the SAME thing everyone else is doing too. That being said, am about to jump on one band wagon which is the feather hair clips. I found them to be so freaking cute, yet I would never wear one. Isn't that weird? Does anyone else ever find themselves loving something even though they themselves would never own one and wear one? I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that my hair is short and I think the clips look weird on me. Then other thing is that I go to walmart and the post office and so where the heck am I gonna wear this cute feather clip too? I can just picture me in my PJ's around the house vacuuming with this awesome clip in my hair and NO make up on.
I am working on some tutorials right now and hoping to get my etsy site up and running within another week or two. I have the logo and now I need to work on making me some tags for my stuff and some hair clip holders to clip them onto. I also hate the crafting and selling means doing all this other crap too but if my stuff starts selling I will be happy and it will be totally worth it!