Thursday, October 21, 2010

Etsy Holiday Bootcamp Pledge

I just opened my Etsy Shop in early August 2010 so all of it is new to me. I have found that other sellers and the Etsy Staff are very helpful.  There is SO much to learn.  Apparently they have decided to have their First "Holiday Bootcamp" for Sellers to gear up and be successful during the Holiday Season. 

Bootcamp started Sept. 23rd, but apparently I didn't read the email.  So today when the "Bootcamp Instructions" arrived in my inbox, I did read it.  And I've decided to take the Etsy Holiday Bootcamp Pledge."

Here's The Holiday Boot Camp Pledge. If we're going to rock this season together, we're going to have to make a few promises to ourselves and to each other. So here it is:
I, ______________, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere! 

Here's wishing everyone a Wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas Season, complete with:
1. Never having to rush
2. Everything being well-planned
3. Never a cross word or bad mood
4. Plenty of funds to buy the essentials
5. Plenty of fabulous (calorie stripped - if only in our imagination) food.
6. The love of family and friends.
7. Compassion and giving to strangers
8. Good Health for everyone
9. Happy, joyous, smiling faces
10. Praise for our Heavenly Father for His Wonderful Love for us.

Happy Halloween
Happy Thanksgiving
Merry Christmas

My Etsy Shop

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting Started

So, I have spent all day taking pictures (incorrectly) and then redoing them in order to use a 50% off coupon  that expires today to buy a photo book of my creations . . . only to discover that the discount does not apply .... Rats !

So in the process of ordering this photo book, it asks me if I want to share on my blog.  Well, then I had to go back and find the email to figure out my password etc.  So here I am. 
Making my first post just to get the web address to my blog so I can share the photos. 
Somehow I thought my first post word be more . . . . hmmm. . . . profound.

So much for that thought.

Here's hoping it works.