social networking overload
so, I was referred to another social networking site, referralkey.com. I’m hoping that this one would actually be helpful in growing the business. I will have to say that after having accounts for linked in, facebook, twitter, branching out, stumble upon, a few other wedding sites and now referral key, I’m totally exhausted. Again, I spend more of my time marketing online than making...
finding a niche
how to find your niche? I wish I can tell you how, but unfortunately I haven’t found mine. But moreover, I’m too scared to find a niche. what if it doesn’t take off? what if no one wants any of the products? how long do you wait before you call it quits? if only I knew, I wouldn’t be making this post, now would I? You read about so many artists and crafters who make...
Social Media Marketing and Me
Social Media Marketing—just the thought of it already overwhelms me. from blogging to tweeting to facebook posts. What I want to know is, who has the time to keep up with everyone you’re following, coming up with something to say and then actually doing the work your business provides? I do believe that it’s beneficial to have all the information you could ever want and need at your...
by George she's got it!
okay I think I may have figured it out. I think the blog will feed the twitter and the twitter will feed the facebook! please please please make it work…
twitter to fb to tumblr and back again
Okay, I am completely confused now. How sad is it that I’m a designer and I can’t figure out this whole feeding thing? But in my defense, I’m a print designer and know almost nothing about how this social media stuff works. I feel sooooo old! anyway. I’m not sure what’s feeding what so I’m hoping that this post will post on the blog which then will feed my...
website & blog design
okay, so now the website is done and the blog page wasn’t super great. actually, it wasn’t really a blog so, I decided to direct the blog to my tumblr blog instead. but then I felt that the blog should probably match the site, right? but I’m not a web designer and so I figured I’ll just find a theme close enough to what my website feels like. And it looks like I may have...
So why is it that when you think you should blog about something, you can’t think of anything to talk about, but when you do think about something to talk about, you end up thinking of more stuff to blog about and so you end up with a novel. How much and how often are you suppose to blog? is it against “blogging etiquette” to blog a bunch of times in one day and then nothing for...
finally settled in
it’s been a while. I know… funny how things often come up when you finally think you’ve got it all figured and planned out. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. In my case, it went like this: The husband got laid off in late June. I had finally finished designing my summer/fall line of notecards. Got the plates made. Got the paper cut. Ready to print. Mid July,...
horizontal stripes, to wear or not to wear
So this weekend, the kids needed new clothes and so did I. I haven’t shopped for clothes for about 2 years or so now. I still can’t get over that I have a huge mid section and that “because of the two kids” isn’t a good enough excuse anymore. so Old Navy had lots of stripes. Horizontal stripes… I couldn’t remember the rule of which ones make you look even...
Thoughts before bedtime
So, before I can fall asleep, I usually peruse the fb, the twtr, the lnkdin, the tmblr and the pantry. The last one is for a late night snack…let’s just leave that one for a later discussion. I usually have better thoughts before bed. Things that would be great to blog about. Hold please… (1 minute lapse.) Sorry, had to serve my cupcakes in bakery story before they rot....
early morning post
Have you ever had an evening that seemed to go extremely slow? Last night, I went to bed at 10pm and woke up at midnight thinking it was 6am. The night pretty much went on the same way, sometimes it had only been 1/2 hour and I swear I slept for 3 hours. Then in typical fashion, little miss monster got at up at 6:15am and said, “Mama, it’s wake up time and I want breakfast.” And...
motivation, web design & printing
so this past Wednesday…okay hold that thought. my mind wandered off topic again. I wonder if there’s an app that will make typewriter sounds as you type on a computer? because I think hearing the tap tap tapping gives you a rhythm that helps you type better and faster… 2 minute pause to research that online. Please hold. (5 minutes elapsed) Wow. I actually found one. pretty...
Online presence and blogs...
So I spent most of last night picking out the best theme for the blog that is to be the platform in which my letterpress studio will take off from..yada, yada, yada… well unfortunately I got caught up in trying to adjust the HTML to my liking and screwed it all up and stayed up until 10:45p (yes, that is late for an old lady like me) trying to fix it. mind you that I don’t really know...
attending to the blog
so, since the press is now up and running, I figured it’s time to attend to other things like the blog and other social media that’s suppose to help spread the word. So I’ve done some remodeling to the blog… hope you like it.
so I have recently decided to organize my “life”… and perhaps that will help with time management to make life smoother with launching a business and attending to kids and husband. now this has been an ongoing process. I have several notebooks that I have decided to make into date books using date stamps and vintage typewriters. to this day, they have not quite been...
Art o mat
A friend sent me a link to art-o-mat…artomat.org I really think it’s a great idea. My 9-year-old and I are thinking of submitting a prototype. Time to figure out cool artwork that will fit in the box.
"my" new year
this saturday marks another year of my existence. MY NEW YEAR. not sure what that really means. I suppose i should have some kind of big agenda or something like that. but at this moment I cannot think of one… why is it that when you think you have a lot to say on a blog, when you really sit down and decide to blog, nothing comes to mind. I suppose it has to do with worrying about sounding...
This is a test of the teenee mi social marketing...
This is a test of the teenee mi social marketing system. This is only a test. ************************************* If this had been an actual blog post, it would not say this is a test. This concludes the teenee mi social marketing system.
Sorry, it’s been awhile since I posted anything. Sometimes when you think you finally figured out your path… LIFE happens. You know what I’m talking about. It’s those times when things just come all at once and you’re not sure where the time has gone. That’s been my life this past few weeks and needless to say, I hadn’t even thought about blogging. The...
my barbie: not quite all american
yesterday I was trying to figure out how to blog and what to blog about. while I was working on my decoupage wooden tray, random thoughts came to my head and I thought, “hey if I can have a discussion in my head, why not blog about that discussion.” Too bad I couldn’t just dictate my thoughts and have it go directly to the blog so that I won’t have to try to remember what I...
connecting all my social media accounts
i’m hoping that this post will be posted on twitter and on the facebook page for teenee mi. cross your fingers.
more social media marketing
http://www.craftypod.com/2011/08/16/video-of-my-social-marketing-102-workshop/ now it’s time to make stuff.
how much to share
how much personal thoughts should one share on their business blog? or does it really matter, if the blog is really there for journaling purposes. or should one have a separate personal blog to post things that are not relevant to their craft?
thingsbright.com — →
great blog for crafters
to be rated in the 2nd percentile...
oops, i guess that previous post should have been a quote not text. oh well. i’m new at this. Today i decided to find other ways to bring income into the household… so i looked into work at home data entry places that are legit. i did find a few. one actually had a test for typing (3 different ones) one for characters only, one for numbers only and the other was for digits only....
“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” Wisdom of Confucius