So I talked about finding the right place to feature your work
last week; this week I talk about the really fun part, which is actually convincing them your stuff is so awesome
they've got to post about it.
Getting a feature in one of the big blogs will rake in the views, too.… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on February 7, 2011 at 11:12am —
Added by Kate Jones on February 2, 2011 at 11:12am —
I talked about this series a little last week
, and I'm still not entirely sure where it's going. But in the meantime, I figured I'd talk about how I find people willing to feature or review my work.
You've seen me post about being featured here before. Sometimes these features show up out of the blue -- I've gotten requests from nowhere (always a yay!). But usually you have to work for them. You have to go out and show off your… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 31, 2011 at 2:52pm —
I met Julie of Creations with Heart
through the On Fire for Handmade
network -- a place for crafters like me to hang out, and a group of good folks.
Julie's one of those good folks. She makes some beautiful jewelry, to be sure, and she spends a lot of time on… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 28, 2011 at 12:33pm —
This was going to be part XCVII.2 or so of my Promoting Tips & Tricks
series. It's turned into a bunch of somewhat raw, not-entirely-complete thoughts about who I am vs. who I thought I was. Which might still be useful for promoting your small, online craft business, but this post wound up a little bigger than that.
Earlier this week, I dug up a draft of the next post in the above series. It's been… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 27, 2011 at 12:16pm —
Added by Kate Jones on January 26, 2011 at 3:11pm —
I'm not sure how I keep forgetting this, but when one is fighting depression, it can be pretty damn useful to focus on the things in your life you're grateful for.
Actually, it's useful all the time, but that's beside the point.
I started Tweeting about things I was grateful for, oh, I don't know, maybe a couple months ago. I thought about calling it 'Daily Gratitude' but realized… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 20, 2011 at 1:33pm —
Welcome to the second (and hopefully last) installment of me spewing my thoughts and feelings about 2010 onto the screen in clear, frequently obscene words!
Okay, I didn't actually use as many cuss words as I'd thought. But I think I was still pretty clear on the COMPLETE CRAPTASTICNESS of my year.…
Added by Kate Jones on January 17, 2011 at 3:18pm —
Another on my list of 'I don't even know who this is or how they wound up on my list', but it seemed a natural followup to last week's woodwork
, and the work is just as beautiful. But on a totally different scale -- Janadebra's Etsy shop
specializes in wooden hair ornaments.
Since I haven't got a lot to say about Janadebra I figure I'll go right to the… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 14, 2011 at 2:05pm —
I've been redesigning a lot of my labels (you'll start seeing the new ones soon, once I start taking new photographs of everything I sell...but more on that later...) and took a moment to consider the slogan I've been using on my labels, "100% Natural Ingredients, Always"
...I kinda hate it.
It's accurate, sure. And it's entirely content-free. And bland. And… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 13, 2011 at 2:06pm —
Added by Kate Jones on January 12, 2011 at 1:34pm —
By which I mean, not anything profound about death and rebirth or any such, but simply that I've brought back a couple of my favourite soaps.
I'd originally intended to produce a whole line of Japanese-inspired soaps, most of which didn't wind up working, but the Green Tea Citrus
soap was a definite… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 11, 2011 at 1:02pm —
So a couple weeks ago I blogged about writing without fear
, and then promptly went back to the same sort of stuff I've been writing for two years now.
I blame Riley
But here's a bit of what I was talking about. Over the month of December I participated in Reverb10
, a month's worth of questions… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 10, 2011 at 8:22pm —
I'm pretty sure I met Kenton Stiles of Twig Soup
at some craft show or other back in Colorado -- but it's been so long I plain don't remember. Kind of embarrassing but that's how the world works (and this is why I'm trying to catch up on my backlog of people to feature) so I'll just get on with the meat of it.…
Added by Kate Jones on January 7, 2011 at 10:18am —
Added by Kate Jones on January 5, 2011 at 1:17pm —
A consideration, in list form, of some of the things I saw on this trip and didn't stop to take pictures of.
- Chickens (photo courtesy of Andrea of the Manor of Mixed Blessings).
- My nephew (fortunately my sister took plenty).
- Most of my family.…
Added by Kate Jones on January 4, 2011 at 11:22am —
It's kind of hard to get enough. He's SO CUTE.
Even more pictures… Continue
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Added by Kate Jones on December 28, 2010 at 7:27pm —
So I've been doing a lot of thinking over the last while. Y'all have some idea of the kind of crap I've dealt with
over the last year and… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on December 28, 2010 at 10:21am —