Tuesday, February 5, 2013

January Top Commenters and February News

So I completely forgot about this post last month until it was way too late to fit it in with everything else that I had scheduled. My apologies. I hope that February has gotten off to a great start for everyone.

Top Commenters
My commenter base has been amazing the past few weeks. I especially appreciate all of the feedback that I've gotten about my new goals for 2013 and my recent photography. If you've left me one or more of those comments, thank you! Interaction with readers is one of the things that keeps me posting here every week. Thanks to Ann of Ann's Snap Edit Scrap and Jamie of Crafter on a Budget for stopping by and commenting regularly! Check out goodies from some of my other top commenters who are selling their handmade items online.

1) PATTERN - Crocheted fingerless gloves with flower by JNOriginals
2) Jewelry bracelet kit - Turquoise & hand-rolled paper beads by storybeader
3) Baby Shower Guest Book - Personalized Baby Buggy Stroller Design by memoriesforlifesb
4) Blue Kerosine Lantern Earrings Retro Hypoallergenic by StalkingTheWildSnark 
5) Shabby chic cottage style eyemask. Chambray Rose. Blue by PeriDotbyDuni
6) Sky Blue Crystal Sterling Silver Earrings by BeadedTail
7) Red Rose With Water Droplets Greeting Card by Cyndi Calhoun
8) Buckskin Mare Dale Evans Horse Buttermilk 5x7 inch print of original watercolor painting by tapestry316

Blog Sponsors and February 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." I have to give a shout out to my newest sponsor, Tiffany of MaddieBsBoutique. She sells hair bows and other adorable goodies.

Would you like to join the private sponsors?  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.

Out With the Old Sale
I brought back my Out With the Old sale this year for the beginning of 2013. There are a number of older pieces in my shop that I would really like to clear out forever to get my shop more streamlined and reflective of my current lines. Take advantage of these amazing deals while you can right here.

Bring It On February!
  • My Christmas HubPages traffic way exceeded my expectations this year. As I've mentioned before, last year I had ridiculously good Valentine's Day traffic. It hasn't been ridiculous this year thus far, but it's been very solid. I'm hoping the momentum will keep up and I can keep some steady holiday traffic going through Easter like I did last year. I had a great January publishing there with 10 new articles and hope to maintain a minimum of once a week publishing through February.
  •  Client work was a little slow around the holidays, but things are more or less back on track now. My regular client base has shifted a little this past month. However, I continue to get regular assignments coming in from familiar clients, which is great.
  • My first two shows for 2013 are going to be in early March and late April. It's hard to believe that first one is only a little more than a month away. I have a number of craft fair related tasks to complete before then.
  • Those of you who know me outside of this blog know that my social life has kind of exploded since September, which has been pretty amazing. It's great to have things going on just about every single week. It's also really nice to be back in the swing of things with the holidays done.
  • It is frustrating not to get outside and take pictures very often this time of year, but I'm determined to make use of every single warmer day that we get through the end of the winter.
 What's going on with your business and/or blog for February? 

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  1. Thanks for the feature :) And Maddie B's shop is adorable! I'm glad 2013 is starting out to be such an awesome year for you!

  2. Looks like a mixed bag for the month. It's nice to look forward and be excited about what's to come!

  3. The next weeks sound like you're going to be super busy, Rose! In a good way :) I can't believe Easter is at the end of March already.
    I'll be focusing on my shawls this month and also very much looking forward to warmer and especially brighter days!

  4. Thanks for the feature Rose! I've noticed a chipperness in you since last fall and of course since your new additions to your family! I'm very happy for how well this move has turned out to be for you and Jake and I always wish you two the best!

  5. Thanks for featuring my new lantern earrings. It was a pleasant surprise to find them here. My mom would totally love Maddie B's - I'll have to pass it on.

  6. Great features up top!
    I can't believe March will be here so quickly, along with your first craft show of the year. Crazy how time flies.
    Lots going on over at my blog right now, as I recently did a small makeover with it. =0)

  7. Thanks for the mention. It's always a pleasure to stop by

  8. What's going on with me? I am working on a new line of items for a TOTAL revamp of my Design shop! I haven't spoken much about it, but I am working behind the scenes. You have helped me, with your post about branding, with this task. I love your evaluation of your tasks and goals for February. I believe that I need to be a little more specific about mine! Thanks for your post! It is always helpful to read your posts!

  9. now that you're settled, I can see why you've been getting busier as the months go by. And it's great that you have steady customers! Congrats. on getting so many articles written for HubPages. Thanks for the shout out! {:-D

  10. What a fun post! WOW you've got lots going on hope you find time to hang with those cute kitties of yours :)

  11. This is such a nice feature post! Sounds like things are moving nice and steady for you and that you are prepared for a busy February.
    Everyday Inspired

  12. My first show is in March, too, and I haven't really started prepping for it yet since I'm kind of overhauling both shops. I might end up taking some older inventory with me just to get it out of my studio.

    What else is up with my business? Getting steady bridesmaid orders, which is unusual for this time of year--but I'm not going to complain! I like it when they order early. :-)

  13. Rose- I always love reading your posts! Thanks for linking to my blog :)

  14. Good luck with those early-in-the-year shows!
    Congratulations on the success of your hub pages!

  15. What an ambitious schedule you have ahead of you, Rose! I'm sure you'll swim through it very well, though--you are so organized. Thank you for including my gloves in this post, too.


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