Monday, October 3, 2011

Short Term Goals for October

Before looking ahead, I need to check behind me, since this is one of the reasons for  "shouting out" my short term goals.  Did I accomplish what I set out to do in September?  I added a destash section to my Etsy shop.  But there's not too much interest, and I don't want to spend a lot of money relisting them.  I might just get rid of all my unwanted beads in monthly giveaways!  Last month I listed rolling more paper beads and taking time for art journaling as goals.  And I did those things, amid many other fun activities and chores.  So what are my plans for October?

Reevaluate my standing in Etsy
Since Etsy is changing its ways, I thought I'd do the same.  Am I a good team member?  Do I participate in all that Etsy has to offer?  I really need to read the Etsy newsletter more carefully and see what's in the works, like the introduction of search ads.  Which I am definitely opposed to.  I skipped putting together a treasury for the AWE team (Art Walk on Etsy - firstfridayartwalk) last month and feel horrible about that.  If I'm part of a team, I should be involved!
Note to self: Open and read the Etsy newsletter, reevaluate what teams I really want to be involved with.

Roll more beads
This might sound repetitive, but I need to roll another bowlful of paper beads.  Last month, my lot of 60 beads sold in 3 days on Etsy!  And if I'm going to participate in any holiday craft fairs, I definitely want to bring some beads!
Note to self: Make another large lot of beads, and some smaller holiday lots.

Participate in my art journaling course, Falling for You
I feel like I've fallen off the wagon with my art journaling class.  I've missed two weekends that I set aside for journaling.  My excuse: getting ready to leave town and trying to get caught up again.   It seems like such a long time ago that I actually sat down at my work table and did anything other than write checks!  Ugh!  I got my Koi watercolors in the mail before I left on my trip and tried them out (above).  Expected a waterbrush with the kit but it wasn't there.  So I went out last Saturday and bought one. 
Note to self:  Try out my new waterbrush and catch up on my homework!


Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Sounds like you've got a good plan for October! Love your paper beads and the watercolor journaling!

I also need to evaluate teams -- I'm on too many to properly participate. Some really aren't social teams but only need a link to a newly listed item or whatever, so that helps. And I need to participate regularly on blogs like AlphabeThursday that are so much fun!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

I like the idea of doing monthly goals! I'm opening a second Etsy shop this month, and I know that will take up a lot of my time, but that's about all I've planned for.

Blogging Business Artisans said...

I like how you not only wrote down your goals but then put them in BOLD at the end. Really makes them stand out.

I need to reevaluate things, too, and look into all of the changes that etsy has made.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Congrats on the bead sale and the journaling! I hope you make and sell more beads as well as journals in October :)

randomcreative said...

I think that the beads will do well for the holidays. Good luck with your goals!

BeadedTail said...

You have great plans for this month! I never take the time to read those Etsy emails either. I keep saying I'll read them later but never do. I need to work on finding more time in the day.

Athena said...

Good luck with all your goals! I think you can manage them. :) I need to be a better team member, too.

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