Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Link List and a show announcement

Before I get into my weekly link list, I want to give the information for my show TODAY.  There is not a lot about it available online, but you can see the information here.  The address at the bottom of the site is where the show will be.  It's from 10:00AM-3:00PM.  If you are in the Milwaukee area, please stop by if you can.  Hopefully this will go well!  They do a spring show, too.  It would be awesome to get something regular going, especially that's so close to where I live.  Don't forget that if you can't make this show, I have another one November 12 also in the Milwaukee area.

And now onto our regularly schedule program: this week's edition of my link list.  Enjoy!

One thing that I don't like about being away from home for extended periods of time is not being able to renew listings on a regular basis.  No matter what Etsy preaches about the new Relevancy search, people who go to YOUR Etsy shop are still likely to look at the most recently listed or renewed items before anything else.  Thus, it's still important to renew regularly.  With Statsy, you can schedule your renewals ahead of time.  Even when you aren't going to be away from home, if you have an irregular schedule or just forget to do it, you can still use Statsy.

This is probably an article that I got through an Etsy newsletter at some point last year.  It's one of the better ones they posted, hence I bookmarked it.  This isn't the same old same old Twitter advice.  This article includes a lot of tips for making meaningful connections on Twitter.  Twitter still isn't where I spent much of my time online, but I do keep working to make my time there meaningful.

If you have a Facebook fan page, you can make your life a whole lot easier by syndicating your blog posts so that they post there automatically.  If you link your page to Twitter, they will automatically post there as well.  (Under Edit Page, click on Resources.  There's one called Link your Page to Twitter.)  Thanks to Deb for posting these instructions!

I haven't posted any tutorials from Jessica in a while and couldn't resist this one.  What a cute idea and so simple.  These would make awesome wrapping for any type of small present, wedding favor, or shower favor.  The best art is that you can customize the colors any way you want to fit a specific occasion.

Thank you for all of the great feedback about my pumpkin recipes hub last week!  I'm so glad that has been so well received.  I will have more fall recipes this month and next month.  But I thought I'd share one more warmer weather recipe while people may still have the chance to make it.  I love lamb and enjoy this original take on the kabob idea.  You can substitute other veggies to suit your preferences.

Did you use one of the resources, tutorials, or recipes from my link list?  Leave me a link in the comments or send me an e-mail ( with your photos and stories.  I would love to post them here!


  1. If I were in your area I would definitely come visit your show! Wishing you the best of luck with that and hope you have lots of fun and sales :)
    The paint swatch boxes are cool!

  2. I hope the show was a big success for you.

  3. Good luck with the show! Take pictures if you can.

  4. That Statsy is a good idea! I'll have to check that out. I like those boxes too!

    Glad your show went well!

  5. those kabobs look delicious! And thanks for all the neat links. Since I moved my web hosting from Firefox, I went back and re-syndicated my blog posts. Thanks for the reminder. Hoping to try and make some boxes too!

  6. The Statsy AutoRenew is a great idea for when you're out of town!
    And I love those little boxes :)

    Jesse's sister-in-law makes awesome kabobs...I'll have to check out this recipe to see if I can match her :)

  7. Thanks for all the links. That Twitter article is thought provoking.

    I will have to look into syndication. I do all that manually now.

  8. I've thought about Networked Blogs before but have not done it. Thanks for posting Deb's tutorial -- makes it easy to do!


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