Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Feeling invisible, and out of time

Sometimes I wonder if I actually type in invisible text. I'm also almost certain that even though what appears to me (through my monitor) that the digital pictures I have are actually "of something"....I'm beginning to think that somehow they must be appearing as white spaces or that infamous "red X" when viewed through another computer. Think I need to contact those geek squad folks to come take a look at my laptop.

I also wonder if anyone else suffers form not having enough time to keep up with promotional efforts, and also create. In the past couple of weeks I've set up pages on MySpace, Ravelry, Craftersbuzz, Flickr, and the feature on HGTV.com where you can post your crafts. This is in addition to my already having this blog, a page on Indiepublic and a couple of other places. And I know I need to find other places to get my name out to also. But....now that I have all of these initially set-up, I'm wondering how I will ever keep up with using all of these various sites to the potential that they were intended - for networking. I could easily get sucked into spending 6 - 8 hours a day just updating all of them. Add that to what is usually a 10 - 12 hour work day at my "real" job, and plus the occasional shower and meal, and as little housework as I can get away with, that doesn't leave much time in a day to actually create anything (which is the reason why I'm advertising to begin with). And what's even more frustrating, is that even with all of my increased efforts the past several weeks.....I'm still getting very minimal views in my shop on Etsy or on any of my pages that I've just spent the time to create. I really don't know what I'm doing...but whatever it is, it's definitely not effective!

On a positive note, I did get asked by my daughter to donate a few of my items for a fundraiser raffle that her law school is doing.....she'll be home in a couple of week's to pick out which ones she wants. So no sales, but more advertising....which can never hurt.

Oh, well......off to go fix a quick bite to eat, and see if I can figure out this invisible text and pics dilema.


  1. I completely understand how you feel! I held off on starting a blog for the longest because I felt that I already had too many sites to keep up with (and that's not nearly as many as you do). I just took a peek in your shop & think you have some lovely items! The baby safe bears are darling and I think the magnets are a great idea! The gift card wallets would be great for business cards! Lots of hearts your way!

    ~Jaimi @ Eli N Opus

  2. Oh man I know!! I closed my Flickr acct. because I just couldn't do it anymore and it wasn't getting any views anyway. Even with my blog, I don't think I've made a sale from it yet. But then I keep reminding myself that its rough right now for alot of people, around here anyway. I don't have the energy, we have been sick with this cold bug for so long it zaps everything out of us even when taking meds. Hang in there!

  3. Glad to know I'm not alone. Thanks guys, for the support.