Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!! & What's New for 2010!

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Happy New Year Glitter Pictures

I can't believe how much my Blog has changed since I started it. Can you believe it's been over a year? I can't. Time has really flown by, and blogging has been so much fun!! :) There are so many wonderful people I "met" in 2009 through blogging, I hope to meet many more in 2010!

Last year I had decided to feature as many shops as possible on the blog. It was amazing how many shops were looking for some free advertising. This year (after Jan.) I'm going to focus on new shops or shops with under 5 sales. If you have a shop that falls into this category (or know of one) and would like a feature - leave a comment on this post or convo me through my Etsy Shop. Maybe I'll have to do the features on Fridays. I'll call it "Feature Friday" - that would work! If there are enough shops I'll do 2 features/wk. What other day would work? Maybe Tuesday
- but what would I call it? Tuesday Toots? Maybe not :)

There are times when I have some small things to post, you know what I mean - it just doesn't fit in any where, and isn't enough to do a whole post. So I'm going to start "Mish Mash Monday". There will be a MckLinky at the end of each post for anyone who would like to join me! It would be great if by the end of 2010 there where a bunch of blogs that were doing their version of "MMM".

There are many great Give Aways planned for my Give Away Blog! Everything from a Sundial Ring, to candles, scented bears, soaps, coffee, tea, craft supplies, jewelry etc. I'm always looking for shops that would like to have a Give Away - so if you are interested please email me! If you would like some help with hosting your own Give Away on your blog - I'll gladly do that too! I've posted some tips, ideas etc on How to Have a Successful Give Away on the blog. If you have suggestions or questions just post them there!

I found this wonderful site that supports "Mom Made" items!! You can add your shop quickly and easily, see where everyone is from and check out some of the wonderful shops/items that are made by mom's just like you!

Do you have any big plans for 2010? What will you be doing that's new and exciting on your blog?

I hope that we all have an Awesome 2010!!


  1. hey there.

    I am *hoping* to open my own shop in January... just trying to figure out the particulars (costs, shipping fees, etc)

    I'm changing my entire blog too.... the BIG change happens tonight at midnight, so be sure to check it out!

  2. HA 'tuesday toots'!! hilarious!
    Happy New Year to you!

  3. Happy New Year Audrey! May you be blessed!

  4. Thanks so much for adding my mini to your blog Audrey! You're a doll! Hope you have a wonderfully Happy New Year! :)

  5. I think it's awesome you are going to focus on the "under 5" sales stores. Everyone can use a helping hand. I still have to do some "master planning" for my store and blog.

    Have a Happy New Year!

  6. I would love a feature! I only have 1 sale. I look forward to all the new things you will be doing with your blog. I really haven't thought about what I will be doing new. Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year!!

    I wish all the best to you & yours in the coming year!

    I just hope to get a bit more constant on my blogging, and to keep on supporting handmade bussiness!

  8. it sounds like you have a great plan for 2010.
    Happy New Year to you, may this be your best year lyet.

  9. I just love your blog and what you do for all those fab crafty artists on Etsy Audrey! I wish you a very Happy New Year too and I can't wait to see what you do in 2010!
    I'm so glad to have "met" you :)

  10. You've got some great ideas, Audrey! I think it's great that you plan on focusing on those shops which are new/have few sales! Everyone needs a little helping hand now and then, and you've been great!

    I wish you much success in the coming year!

  11. Happy New Year!

    I think the Mish Mash Monday is a great idea!

  12. Happy New Year! I'm blessed to have met you in 2009, and look forward to getting to know you even better in 2010!

  13. Great post! My resolution is to blog more in 2010...I was a major slacker with my blog in 2009, hee hee. I hope to post at least once a week and update my Etsy shop even more often.

    Happy New Year! :)

  14. Yeah,
    Happy New Year, carry NO Fear,
    Shed No Tear,

    Your blog look great!

  15. Happy New Year to you! Looking forward to the new ideas! I'm hoping to include tutorials on my blog this year!

  16. great ideas look forward in seeing them

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  18. Audrey, so many wonderful ideas.
    I love the MMM, I too notice my blog changing evolving as I learn more about blogging and my is great.
    I will email you about a giveaway!
    Talk to you later,
    and thanks for your well wishes :0)

  19. I would love a Friday biggest problem has been getting itmes sold...all my friends say my stuff is great but no one is buying! I have had 1 sale :(

  20. Thanks again for adding my Etsy mini too! I would also love to do a feature - I'm still pretty new (officially opened Nov. 22) and I have 7 sales so far. I think it's really great that you're helping out newbies like myself!

    Happy New Year!

  21. Hiya, can anyone help me. Im looking for like a fireworks display or something to do new years eve. I have a 18month old daughter, so no clubbing etc please. I've tried looking on the internet and cant find anything. How would i find out whats happening locally?


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