Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Top Droppers and Commenters and August News

As I'm not teaching right now, I didn't think that I would be so excited about summer, but school schedule or not, summer is still the best.  It's hard to believe that we only have a month of it left.  We're going to do our best to enjoy it as much as we can.

Here are the top 10 for July.  Thanks so much to those of you who also take the time to leave me comments!

If you're new to this blog, you can check out my Top Commenters widget on the right side of my blog.  It's under my blog roll.  I will feature an item or give a shout out to everyone on that list in this monthly post.  I really appreciate those of you who take the time to leave me feedback!

Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus and Awww...Mondays and for stopping by and commenting regularly!  Here are some lovely items from the ladies on my list who have Etsy shops.

1) Purple Swirl Polymer Clay and Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Earrings by BeadedTail
2) Mother's Day Photo Album Scrapbook - MOTHER by memoriesforlifesb

3) Wedding Wrist Corsage. Fabric Pom Pom. Fairytale Bride. Pink. Prom. Tulle and Lace. Shabby Chic by PeriDotbyDuni
4) Original ACEO OOAK Set of Three - Sunset Triptych - Watercolor Paintings by tapestry316
5) Handmade Blank Journal - Purple Petals by storybeader
6) Personalized Journal Follow Your Dreams Custom LINED Journal Choose Cover Color by ArtfulRising
7) Original ACEO Boy Portrait Male Leaf by clockworkghOst
8) Post-it Note Clipboard with pad, mini, 2-sided, purple floral, blue floral by MisterPenQuin
9) Fine Art Print Watercolor Reproduction - Sketchbook Series - Haunted By the Left Unsaid. by NFallonDesignStudio

SALE...or not?
I'm still in the process of clearing out my Christmas in July sale items and haven't made up my mind what kind of sale I want to run next.   If there is something that you want to see, let me know!  Otherwise I may give it a rest for a few months and then gear up again for the holidays.

Blog Sponsors and July Advertising:
I have an awesome round up of blog sponsors!  These lovely ladies all have Etsy shops and/or blogs.  Check them out on the left hand side of my blog under "Private Sponsors."

Would you like to join them?  It's only $3 per month or $10 for 4 months to advertise with me.  Check out all of the details about it right here.

Bring it on August!
  • The HubPages Apprenticeship program is continuing to go well.  I'm getting in a better groove with my revamped writing style for the program and reached my goal of writing 24 HubPages articles for July.  I usually average 10-15 articles per month there so this was a stretch.  We'll see if I can meet it again this month. I had second article chosen for Hub of the Day this month, Button Craft Project Ideas: How to Make Easy Crafts with Buttons, on July 30 so that was a great way to end the month.
  • It was every bit as amazing as I thought it would be having Jake on a M-F schedule and getting to revamp my own schedule to match that this past month.  We did so many fun social things in July.  August will be a little less busy, which is fine.  We still have some great plans in the works.  I'll be posting more about that as it develops.
  • I'm not planning to do any more shows until October and am not planning any big promotions on Etsy until then so I'm putting some of my shop agenda on the back burner for a couple months.  I will still be creating and listing at least one new item on Etsy every week, but I'm not setting much of a schedule otherwise.  I am still trying to stay ahead with card making, but there's no reason to stress out or burn out on making other show items at this point
  • I've picked up a couple new writing clients and another new writing opportunity this past month.  Those of you who do freelance work know how nice it is to have regular work every week, which cuts down on some of the constant work searching that you have to do.
What's going on with your business and/or blog for July?

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  1. Wow, I'm glad to hear that you're finding so much success with your writing career! That's really wonderful Rose- you've been rocking things lately:) I'm with you too on summer- even though it's not a mark for me either of break, it's still a more relaxed time filled with fun & vacation:)

  2. Love all the purple features :)
    July was a great month! Congrats on having another Hub featured and on some new freelance clients! So glad you and Jake are loving the new schedule :)

  3. Honoured to be included in that lovely purple and pink collage. Thank you so much for the link love, Rose!
    July has been pretty busy for me as well, hopefully I'll have some "me time" in August.
    Wishing you continued success with your freelance writing!

  4. Thanks for the shout-out. I'm proud to be in the mix as well.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  5. Congrats on your continued growth to your writing work plus what's going on with your shop! I'm so happy for your hard work paying off and wish you continued success! Thanks for the feature too!

  6. So glad that you and Jake are getting used to your new schedule! Good idea to have a goal of creating and listing one new item a week! And your freelance writing sounds like it's doing well! Congrats. I've been real excited about participating in challenges and writing about the creative process in my blog. Hope to continue this month. {:-D

  7. So glad to hear your summer has been so awesome. And congrats on the new clients, that's awesome. Enjoy the rest of the summer and enjoy your break in August, it's much deserved.

  8. Wow, way to go on all the articles! I should set a goal and start writing more Squidoo lenses again. It's so exciting when I get a rare sale off a widget and earn a commission.

  9. I'm glad to see i am in your top dropper list, with some great blogs too :-)

    Continued good luck with your writing, have a brilliant weekend ;-)

  10. Thanks for the inclusion in your top droppers post x

  11. Congratulations on your hub being chosen for Hub of the Day! That's great that you've picked up more writing work.

  12. Sounds like things are going great for you this summer, and congrats on your writing projects. Enjoy your break from shows and have fun for the rest of the summer.
    Everyday Inspired

  13. Congrats on all the hard work! And thank you for featuring my aceo :)


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