Thursday, January 3, 2008

2008 Resolutions

For this New Year, I hope to follow these "resolutions"...

1- No last night hectic creating, completing or designing of new items. I also hope to have all new items for all craft shows underway more than 1 week in advance and no more 1am nights the week before a show.

2- Spend more time with my family and work more efficiently this year.

3- More quality promoting on the ETSY forums.

4- More Blogs, especially features on fellow Etsians and suppliers. I'd like to have the time to blog 4-5 times each week.

5- More quality items, even if they come at the expense of items that sell well, but offer
a low return on my time and investment.

I think if I can stick to these resolutions, I can easily accomplish everything I plan to do this year. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out Etsy last year and I think I have a basic understanding of what will work for me and my shop. I hope to continue to offer my "wearable art" creations and offer new items that visitors to my shop will find exciting and different.

Later tonight, I'll be sending out questions to 1 supplier and one new ETSY seller and the 1st response to the questions will become my 1st feature crafter/supplier of 2008!

til next time!
R

2 comments:

Anne a.k.a. contrariwise said...

Good resolutions. Especially about the 1 AM nights.

But if you promote more on the forums, you might be trading the hectic 1 AM creating, with posts on the forums. I find myself drawn to them late at night.

(One of my resolutions is LESS time on the forums. LOL)

Kathryn said...

Yea, it's hard to find a good balance of crafting-time and internet-time:) There are days when I don't let myself turn on my computer so that I fucus just on crafting that night. Other nights I make myself sit down and write up a few features that i can post throughout the week. I joined the 90-day challenge to blog about other artists, thought that you might be interested:
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5355669&page=18