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Thursday, April 23, 2015

April's Resolutions (I'm a Little Bit Slow...)

I have been falling down on the job. The truth is, in a dream world I would just make art, and all the business and social aspects of my business would take care of themselves. And I'm not sure why that it--I am a social person and I like talking to people, but I've been diligently avoiding both blogging and selling my art.

One of my friends actually told me that she was worried about me turning into a hermit! I didn't drive much following the back surgery, and by the time I was completely off the vicodin, I was just out of practice at making the twenty minute drive down to town. It was no longer a habit in my life. Not good.

So one of my new April resolutions is that I will get out of the house at least once a week. I've had a couple of exciting things happen on my trips to town (more on that later), and I'm pretty sure I'm over that.

Another resolution is that I will try to post something new in my Etsy shop every day. When I started on Etsy in 2006, it was nowhere as ginormous as it is now. People could find me on Etsy. Now, even when I am posting regularly, I feel like I just get lost in the shuffle. I can't fix the enormity of Etsy, but I've really been working on posting every day. I work in the studio in the morning, bring things up to the house to take pictures at lunch, and edit and post in the afternoon or evening.

Finally, there's the blog. I am going to try to write every day, at least for awhile. If I don't do something EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I seem to quit doing it entirely.

How often do you post to your blog? I suppose I could write every day and only post two or three times a week, but I would definitely have to schedule it and have my phone remind me on days when I was supposed to post. (I'm fifty-one; I can't even remember an every day word like "plate.")
Here's the bracelet I made yesterday--lots of shades of purple with oxidized brass wire and findings.

P.S. I forgot, there's one more thing I'm going to do every day: comment on and visit other blogs. I got so much encouragement and inspiration and friendship from fellow bloggers, and I know I need to get that back into my life.


Christine said...

beautiful bracelet! Welcome back to blogland Karen. I blog every day, I seem addicted.

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Karen! I see you've got lots of plans! How exciting! That's great! I wish I could visit more blogs and comment too, cause I love doing that, but there;s so many things to do!!! Have a great weekend! patsy

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful bracelet ...
welcome back in blogland!

Have a great weekend Karen!

Faye said...

What a gorgeous bracelet! You are so talented.

arianezuber said...

Loveley bracelet indeed ;) wonderful combined...