I spent much of the day yesterday writing a pattern packet and doing computer work. It seems that at the rate we have been making new things, it has been prudent for us to update the site every couple of weeks.
From the feedback we receive from our customers, having two newsletters per months isn’t excessive in their eyes. I am happy about this, because the last thing that I want is to be pesty and bothersome to our customers and subscribers.
I am not the greatest person when it comes to marketing my things. While I like to talk about it here, I don’t typically mention it too much in other places and I am beginning to think that perhaps I should. I have said before that I am really bad about posting new projects here on the Lumberjocks.com site too. I suppose I figure that I talk about them here in the blog and that people would see them there. I feel rather redundant when I post projects in my gallery, but the more I do, the more I like to be able to see all of my work in one place and presented so nicely. So I have made the (sort of) commitment to post a new project at least once a week, as when I look at my gallery I noticed that it is missing some of my nicest designs.
Here is the link to the project:
I am happy with the overall update of the site. We have decided to do more ‘cross-linking’ on the product pages. While this may seem a small thing, it is really something that took a bit of thought for us to decide whether to do it or not. We don’t like too much ‘in your face’ stuff, and we don’t want to overload customers who are there to buy. But we have so many products on our site now (and the number is always growing) and we feel that showing similar products is something that people may actually like. The links are under the product descriptions on the product pages and not in the way in the least. They can easily be ignored but if people are interested, it may do a good service for both them and us. So we figured it was worth a try.
So much to learn and so much to think about!
I have been wearing many hats lately it seems – more so than usual. But it is very satisfying to see things coming together and I think that it is a good way to keep motivated in several different directions of being creative.
I am still looking forward to taking the day tomorrow for myself, and I should have some fun projects to show you on Monday. In order to do that though, I need to put a full day into work today, so I can take that time without remorse or guilt.
It is rainy today, which is a shame. I had planned to take a walk through the woods while the trees are at their peak. I wanted to get some nice photographs of them before the leaves were all to the ground. However, it is a gentle rain, so perhaps the leaves will hold on a bit longer and by Monday or so the rain will pass. I hope that will be the case.
I wish you all a wonderful Saturday. I hope your weekend is filled with fun and creativity. Enjoy the beauty!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"