Wednesday, 13 March 2013

My First Blog: Nottingham Meet

Hello! And welcome to my new blog. I've decided now would be a good time to start writing a blog, I am at a great point in my life, newly engaged, thriving Etsy shop and a head full of ideas for writing about. I plan to include previews of new jewellery designs, recent Etsy purchases, tutorials/information for other Etsy shop owners, seller interviews, wedding plans, lots of pictures of my beloved dog, Ellie and whatever else takes my fancy!

I thought I'd start with the Etsy meet I attended in Nottingham last Saturday. It was brilliant. Between 40 and 50 local Etsy sellers came together to swap ideas and information. I think I managed to speak to the majority in attendance and it's where some of the ideas for this blog have come from. I was surprised that many sellers seemed overwhelmed when it came to selling their handcrafted products, that it wasn't just a case of listing your product and someone coming along to buy it. There is definitely a knack to optimising your product listings for maximum exposure. I plan to tackle some methods for increasing traffic and sales in future posts.

For now though, I'll leave you with a group picture from our get-together on Saturday, I'm the second person in on the bottom right of the picture.


Elfcrafts said...

Hi Laura, from your very first follower!! Welcome to blog land. I love seeing all of your jewellery on Facebook so really looking forward to reading your blog posts. Em x

Ailsa Cordner said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!!! Looking forward to reading your posts in the future!!

Claire said...

Hi! It was a great day wasn't it. Looking forward to seeing your blog develop.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura and welcome to the world of's good fun! Great first post...look forward to more. Jane x

SusanBonnar DottieDesigns said...

Hi Laura! Blog looks great!

onetenzeroseven said...

So pleased to welcome you to blogging!! Yay :)

Wow, the meet sounds awesome. I'm so pleased it went so well. Look at you all, that's incredible! It's always good to meet with people that understand and have the same worries and concerns... and of course, great advice!

Love the sound of your future blog posts, can't wait to read more :)

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