Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fresh Start, New Selling Venue, and New Years Resolutions

Hi Friends:
I am back after a long hiatus. A lot of things have changed and a lot of things will continue to change.

In case you haven't noticed, I no longer have my own stand alone website. Traffic wasn't coming, and honestly, it was too much work to try and maintain it and the E website. And frankly, I didn't have the time. Also, I have distanced myself from E and have set up shop on Zibbet. I no longer agreed with E's definition of handmade. I am no longer angered by it, but I no longer want to talk about it and give E more publicity by talking about it. Because every time I publish E's name, I give it more power on Google and such. No more. I will still support the handmade artisans there, but whenever possible, I will ask to purchase something offsite and through Paypal.

So, I am now on Zibbet and I couldn't be happier. There is sense of community and a pride in the co-founders for their product. They have wonderful customer support and a chat room that allows you to engage other sellers on the site. I have already made friends in the short months that I have been there. And I have already had sales, which is wonderful. It will take time to get all my listings up on Zibbet, but that's okay. I am doing this correctly and making sure my listings and tags are correct, and my pictures are good.

New Years Resolutions - concentrate on the shop and get as many things listed as possible. Work on the blog and get more followers. Work my butt off to promote and get more sales. I have Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Promote other Handmade artists on Zibbet. Get the name of Zibbet out there and help make it bigger than E. I am one person, but one person becomes 2, then 4, then 8, and so on.

Who is ready to come on the journey with me?  I can't wait to see you all there and see my friends grow.


  1. Hey there from a fellow Zibbeter. Glad you are liking it over there. You are so right about the friendly community. It seems we have a lot in common with our goals and getting back in to blogging. I also took a long hiatus, but am back to blogging, because I really was missing it. Good luck in 2014, can't wait to see all you accomplish.

  2. Hey Debbie: Thanks for stopping by. What is your blog address? I'd love to follow you.

  3. Hey Jen, Its, I'd love to have a new follower. Been trying to follow you via blogger, but every time I try, it says try later, so I'm just gonna keep trying later : )

    1. Try following via GFC or BlogLovin'. That's the only way I've been able to follow another blog on Blogger.