Thanks for the information and inspiration from Lumberjock extraordinaire, Mark Decou, I also took the handmade pledge.
Read Marks post on the subject, its a good read.
(go ahead, I’ll wait.)
Ok, I took the handmade pledge, and opened up my own Etsy store. So in addition to all the projects and posting I’ve been doing at LJ, I’m going to focus some more energies back on the blog that got me (invited!) here. (Did I say thanks recently Martin?).
I also have set up a Facebook page as a companion to my “regular blog”. It was created exclusively for my 30 in 30 challenge, but has become a very useful tool to connect with the public, friends and family interested in my art, and useful in that I can keep that as a seperate identity from my personal facebook page. Become a fan and get (infrequent) updates of future events and offerings, like the (proverbial) follow up to my 30 projects in 30 days challenge.
Mark has seen an increase in his traffic from the purchasing public via LJ’s…which goes to show you never know the path someone will take to find you. I have a small cache of goods already posted to my shop.
Handmade craft has never been so high-tech!