Saturday, April 18, 2009

What came first, the Online Shop or the Blog?

I couldn't really tell you. Personally, the shop came first for me.

When I realized people were having a hard time finding the storybeader's shop on Etsy, I decided to use my blog, Stroll Through Storyland, to direct them there. I think it took me a few months to get my bearings, in both shop and blog. Soon I found the etsybloggers street team, that great group of artisans who also have a literary talent and a love of the internet.



A lot of my friends at Etsy are now over at Artfire, another online venue for handmade goods.


But do you know about BlogFire? It's the Bloggers Guild of Artfire. If you have a vertified shop on Artfire and have a blog, you are more than welcomed to join us on BlogFire.

Learn more about BlogFire at Blockhead Radio (Exposing Artisans to the World) on Tuesday, April 21st, at 8pm EST. To listen, just sign up at the radio station's site, so you will be able to join in the chat room. If you sell online, Blockhead Radio is a must. And if you love art and the people who create it, you'll have a load of fun with this crazy group of people. Come on over, to chat or lurk - we don't mind. And enjoy!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

I've been considering joining art fire recently. I think Etsy is pretty saturated. What do you think of it so far? Are you making more sales there than you did on etsy? Do you like it better?

storybeader said...

hi Nancy, sent you an email... Didn't mention it here, but there's always 1000 Markets. A little more artsy, than crafty....

NICO Designs said...

I am interested in how artfire is doing. It does seem as if they are promoting the site which is great

I liked your intro for this post...

erika

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

My shop came first as well.
I initially started my blog to get traffic to my shop...but it's grown into so much more than that :)
I'll have to try and stop by on Tuesday...making a note now!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I just opened an artfire - can't afford to go verified quite yet, but hopefully I'll have a few more sales soon, and as soon as I do I'll be joining blogfire!

BeadedTail said...

My shop came first too. I'm going to have to check out Artfire one of these days!

uniquecommodities said...

My shop came first!

Deronda designs... said...

Hmmm, my blog came first. I used to "share" with my family on the family blogs. They got tired of hearing about my beads, so I started a bead blog. Then Etsy, then a new bead blog, now add Artfire. Love Artfire, giggle every time I listen to Blockhead Radio.

Andrea said...

My shop came first too. I signed up for Artfire months ago but keep forgetting to "open-up" shop over there. I need to get on it!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I'm going to go check out BlogFire, thanks for posting! I have an Artfire account, but I haven't made any sales over there yet.

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