I cannot believe that I have been blogging for a year and also I have had my shop on Etsy for a year. It was through Etsy that I discovered blogging. I read about it in the forums where it was suggested that blogging was a great way of advertising your shop. I know I have had one sale through my blog. But it is not just for advertising, I love blogging.
Etsy has also given me another interest, photography. I took so much time trying to get my photographs right for my shop and I think they are pretty much ok now. I recently got a new camera, a Panasonic DMC-TZ3. I chose this one because of the zoom. It has also got a macro setting which my old one didn't have and this is great for taking photos for Etsy, but also I have taken some lovely pictures of flowers and wildlife. I am never without my camera, I have got some great shots when I am out walking with Jasper. This was taken on one of our weekends away at the coast. Jasper loves the beach.
I started on Etsy selling jewellery. The only problem with this is that there are zillions of jewellery sellers on Etsy. I rekindled my love for knitting and then crochet so I now include these items in my shop. I love crafting and Etsy is a great way to finance my crafting habit.
Then earlier this year I discovered Entrecard. I can't believe that some people manage to make 300 drops in one day. I usually manage just over 100, I get sidetracked when I am dropping, reading the latest posts and commenting.
I am going to make an effort to post more on my blog over the next year. It is going to be a strange year for us, as long as our visa application goes through ok, we will hopefully be moving to Australia. Before we move though we have to sell our house and then we will have all the goodbyes to our family and friends. I am not looking forward to that bit.