Future Research

My crafty to do list. Just like a real life to do list. Only a lot more fun and a lot less "stab me in the eye"-inducing.

[Note that I've completed and crossed some off the list, but haven't written them up yet... but I'm working on it!]
For more/pictures of all my inspiring projects, visit my crafty to do list pinboard here!

    PR & Advertising

    NEW Advertising Option!
    I'm trying to start real ads on the blog, but I don't have too much free time... so I'm trying out Passionfruit ads. Check out these options...

    The Crafty Scientist is a medium-sized blog, but growing every day! The stats:

    • 500+ followers on Google Friend Connect
    • 700+ subscribed in Feedburner
    • Almost 400 likes on Facebook
    • 150+ Twitter followers
    • Over 400,000 page views
    • 1,000+ views each day
    • 5925+ Pinterest followers!

    All posts are sent to facebook, Bloglovin', NetworkedBlogs, a Feedburner RSS feed, linked to Twitter, and posted to linky parties.

    I'm still a new blogger and just starting to grow this blog, so I intend to add more, but here's what I offer for now:
    • Button Swap: I place your blog button on my sidebar (as a Blog BFF or Advertiser, part of that widget) and you put mine in the sidebar of your blog. We agree upon a time for this to run and voila! Advertising for us both. Cost: FREE!
    • Guest Post/Blog Swap: We can each post for the other's blog, you can post on my blog, and/or I can post on your blog. I would expect you to post about being a guest on my blog if you post here and I would post about guesting on your blog. Create the html for the post, email it, and magical posts appear. Cost: FREE!
    • Product Review: You send me your product, I write about it, post pictures, and provide a link to your shop/product so that readers can purchase the product too. I get to keep the product and you get an awesome post about it! Cost: Your Product + Shipping (to me)
    • Giveaway: Similar to a product review, I will post information about your product and host a giveaway, selecting a winner from commenters. Amount of time this giveaway runs is flexible and I would use information, links, pictures you provide. I would run the giveaway part and simply tell you where to send the product! You would be expected to post about my blog and the giveaway and/or my button. Cost: Your Product + Shipping (to the winner) For now, I'm putting giveaways on hold because I'm so crazy busy, but I plan to do something like this in the future and if you're interested, please just let me know!
    There are other options for advertising and PR and I'm open to those - please just email me at craftingscientist@gmail.com

    One of the other things I do is the Amazon Associates program - you can set it up pretty easily with Blogger and basically, I can recommend and link to products and stuff I love directly AND for stuff anyone buys from that link, I get 15%. As of November 1, 2011, I've earned nothing, but since I link to everything anyways, I think this is first and foremost an easy way to show you what I'm talking about and where you can find your own version.

    A wise blogger advised me to only ever advertise and post about stuff I love and believe in and I truly believe in that so keep in mind that I only feature blogs, shops, and products I love - that means you can be a very new blogger or a more established one, I just want it to be something that I think my readers will like and that stays true to the crafty fun purpose of this blog! I promise that I have not and will not ever be influenced by any sort of compensation. 

    A big thanks to some of the ladies who have posted model Advertising/PR & Disclosure statements that I was lucky enough to be able to model mine after, including ladies at The Gunny Sack, C.R.A.F.T., and Tip Junkie. Any errors or issues are totally my fault and I accept full responsibility.


    Badges... It's the closest "science-y" word I can come up with to describe the awesome button selection here at The Crafty Scientist!

    Look around and take as many as you want and feel free to re-size as they fit your blog!

    Basic Blog Buttons
    There are now several options for Crafty Scientist buttons - take your pick!

    Brand new as of June 2014... 

    The very first Crafty Scientist button!

    A slightly smaller of the "New Classic" button from March 2014... 

    The second version of the button...

    If you display my button, please send me an email and let me know - I'll add you to my "Peers" page. Plus, if you think my blog's awesome enough to display my button, I'm pretty sure I want to get to know your blog!

    For All Crafty Scientists...
    I've gotten lots of emails and comments from you guys who are also crafty scientists... and that makes me super-excited so I made you all a button! Display if you want and please tell me if you display it so I can put up a list of crafty scientists somewhere! (For now, the list is here on my "Peers" page.) I'll put up your button if you have it or a text link if you don't have a button!

    For those of you who helped me out by guest posting...
    I'd be honored if you'd grab a button!

    And those that have been featured...
    If you've been featured, I'd love for you to display the "Featured On" button!


    The other stuff that didn't fit quite so nicely into other categories...

    From here, find access to the page with all the Crafty Scientist buttons or Badges, PR and Advertising information, and Future Research (my crafty to do list). 


    This is your jumping off point to get to all the posts where I've shared projects on other blogs, had fabulous crafty ladies share posts here and do little crafty interviews. Plus, you can find the link to where I've been featured, where I've featured projects you've done based on tutorials here, AND the all important Crafty Scientist Directory (which you should join if you're a crafty scientist)!



    To learn more about me, the gal behind the blog, click here

    To learn more about the blog - including what many of these "science-y" labels mean - visit take The {Blog} Tour
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