Thursday, April 30, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

Congratulations to Heather Leavers, winner of Oceanside Creations' April Facebook Giveaway! The prize was a $10 gift certificate to my Etsy shop, Oceanside Creations good towards any item in the shop. Thanks to everyone who became a fan this month. More giveaway fun is sure to follow on this blog, and I hope to have a Facebook giveaway every few months. Follow Oceanside Creations on Facebook to hear about upcoming giveaways for Facebook fans.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yep...I'm starting a blog

I heard that having a blog could be good for business, so I thought why not give it a try. One more way to spread the word about my jewelry can't hurt. I never really thought of myself as someone who would ever want to post my life all over the internet (who would read about it), but I have enjoyed the sense of community that being part of has brought and see this as yet another way to connect with this great network of artists. After signing up for Tim Adam's Etsy Marketing Secrets e-mail course, where he strongly suggests starting a blog to promote your craft, I decided to give it a try. I will use this forum to talk about my jewelry making business, to share about myself, and to promote other artists.

If you blog and happen to read this I would love to know about it. What do you write about? How often? Any helpful tips about interesting readers and sharing your art with others would be great.