Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jack (Jill) of all trades!

Hope that title is not politically incorrect!  Seems like everything we say lately has to be considered for fear of offending someone! Oh . . . heck with it!  Anyway . . . .

I'm back!  I have had a wonderful vacation from the riggers of promotion blogging in favor of blogging about my creativity, as I have been doing in my other blog during the month of August.  I know that this sounds a bit on the unfavorable side,  but I have had a time to be honest with motivations and take a frank look at my time availability.

"Promotion blogging" as I have labeled it here, is just that.  A blog that exists for the sake of promoting something.  I originally started this blog to promote my fledgling Etsy shop.  Along the way, I have met quite a few wonderful friends in the blogging world and other Etsy sellers. Blogging has blossomed into a healthy community "thing".

In looking back over my nearly four years of writing this blog, I have made a few observations:

1) I have blogged about my creativeness, but there are so many others who do the same. There are so many great blogs out there! I feel sort of like just one of the ships sailing in a vast albeit crowded sea.

2)  I have blogged about my family, from time to time, which I dearly love. (This is not strictly a family blog.)

3)  I have blogged about and participated with my favorite Etsy team, the Blogging Business Artisans.  I have met an awesome group of ladies (all Etsy sellers) thru my BBA team participation and consider them friends.  I thoroughly enjoy participating with them in this selling journey.  (If you are a serious blogger and are interested in participation with an active group, please visit our team blog.)

4) Blogging puts a bit of pressure on the writer, unless, of course, one lives for writing.  I like to write, but I don't live for it! I am a "jack-of-all-trades" kind of person, but "master of none" as I can hear my dad saying. I like writing, and sewing, and painting, and reading, and creating and . . . um . . well. . . you get it!!! BTW, my BBA team has a September challenge to try something new. . . that's gonna be difficult for me!

5) I can be consistent with something!  Over 530 posts just in this blog!! My gosh, I have been blogging for a long time!

So . . . . I do like the outlet of the blogging medium, if for nothing else than to have a communication outlet with you, my reader, and with my potential customers! This online selling environment can be a lonely world at times, and honestly, we all need to share our triumphs and our failures with an audience of like minded and friendly individuals.  Thus, I will continue blogging after my much needed break!  Hope you will continue to follow along.  I love having you! 

Looking forward to our chats and your comments!


BeadedTail said...

Welcome back from your break! I agree with your observations about blogging and think it's a great way to connect with readers in a personal setting. It's nice to get to know the people behind the products. That being said, my furbabies blog for me since I'm not good at blogging about myself! :) Can't wait to see what you come up with for this month's BBA challenge!

laura said...

I loved reading your post! Almost everything you said is what I am thinking, but you said it much better than I ever could. Keep writing and creating and thank you for sharing your story and your work!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Isn't it great how our blogs grow and change as we do :) My blog started mainly for promotional purposes, but I also blog about my life, inspiration and I love to feature other artists as well.

Erika said...

It is fun to read about others and their adventures. Whether it is on this blog or the other it is nice to see what you are up to these days.

storybeader said...

your blogging escapades sound very similar to mine. I started my blog to market my jewelry, but then I realized that I love to write. And I love our Etsy BBArtisans team! Glad you are a part of the team! {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

good summary.
I, too, started blogging for the same reason as you. But have discovered a world of friendships beyond my imaginings.
I, too, say about myself--I am a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. Oh well, I have lots of interests, and it does make life fun, even if a bit crazy at times.