Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Back to the blog!
Well, it's been about six months since I've posted here. At least I have a good "excuse" or reason, I should say for my absence -- OTHER than "I forgot" or "I had nothing to say", lol. I've been quite busy setting up my shop, JuJuBeader on Etsy.com. I jumped into it with both feet (and hands and every other body part) and perhaps should've done some research first, but y'know...that's just not how I roll. My style is to jump in, splash around for a while and THEN eventually, little-by-little figure it all out. I think I can honestly say that for the first three, maybe even four months, I REALLY didn't know what I was doing! HA! I don't know why that makes me laugh, but I guess it's better than crying about it. My sweet husband and I have differing opinions and styles on how we approach new endeavors. He is much more of a left-brain thinker, while I'm much more right-brain, more creative & much more visual person, overall. He will ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS read instructions before diving in to anything. I will hardly ever read instructions. Again, I'm laughing...which is fortunate because it's just one of many reasons our marriage is as good as it is! I think we compliment one another in the best ways possible. And yes, we make a good team. So, back to Etsy. I guess it was around April or May when I started to understand the in's and out's of how it works and what I should be focusing on, like better photos and tags & titles for my items. I had never even heard of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) before I started on Etsy and boy is there a lot to learn! It can be overwhelming. But I'm trying to take it one-day-at-a-time. I still have gobs & gobs to learn but I've come a long way! This does not necessarily mean that I now know what I'm doing or that I'm any kind of expert. But I'm forging ahead and learning and growing exponentially. I'm kind of going about it with the attitude: "fake it 'til you make it". I'm learning each and every day and I'm enjoying the process of reaching the various plateaus as I proceed with this experience. And so, I hope that you as my reader gain some enjoyment as you read the trials and tribulations of my business and of my life and I thank you for riding along!