I’ve been surrounded by clever, crafty women my whole life. I doubt I’ll ever make my own lace to decorate my hand-sewn wedding gown like my great-grandmother. I have at least dabbled with crochet, quilting, beading, sewing clothes, needlepoint (not very good at keeping my stitches even), cross stitch, embroidery; and while intrigued by polymer clay, lampwork beads, scrapbooking and rubber stamping, I have limited myself to reading about them.
I’ve attended craft fairs and shows from literally both coasts of the United States and quite a few places in between. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to venues, booths, and traffic.
While my personal experience as a vendor has been limited, I have spoken with many professional crafters and have a good sense of what works from a marketing perspective.
My professional background includes Computer Science and Communication Arts. Combined, they make the perfect combination for marketing and promoting businesses on the Internet. My primary focus has been on writing web-related content and has lately migrated to writing press releases. My main business site is Your Message Consultant.
On the Blog About Crafts I plan on sharing my crafts as a business knowledge along with my marketing and web skills to share with others ways to improve their crafting businesses.
My other craft-related site showcases Crafty Websites by providing free one-way backlinks and promoting craft-related websites.
Well, I guess that’s enough about me. Hopefully, you will find this site helpful and maybe be inspired to participate.
Blog About Crafts has moved servers, changed templates and has a new focus. I’ll still talk about crafts and the business of selling them but I will be including a number of new features and have plans to make this even more of a resource for crafters.
For almost two years I have been blogging here and hope the new look and focus will bring even more great folks to visit.
If this is your first time here, please look around, there’s lots of great stuff and more than a few interesting conversations. I invite you to leave your comments, suggestions and even complaints within the entry that you wish to discuss and look forward to meeting even more great folks!
March 3, 2010
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