The Blog: Updates & News

I guess it depends on how we define "news" here... but inspired by my truly nerdy roots, I have some blog-related goals for myself this summer and the main one is to grow! [I'm not teaching anything this summer so I should - in theory - have a bit more time to devote to blogging... cross your fingers!] I'm hoping that I can grow this little blog and maybe even make a little money - if only to pay for the domain name, photo hosting site pro membership, and even a craft or two! Along those lines, I'm working on the PR/Advertising tab that you see on most big crafty blogs and hopefully I'll have at least an initial draft up soon (and I'll post about my resources and what I used to do that whenever I do that), but one thing I was inspired by already was the button swap!


I was exploring examples of PR/Advertising sites, particularly among some of the newer blogs I follow and love, and I saw that The Gunny Sack offers a button swap! Basically, you swap blog buttons and give each other some publicity for FREE! So I emailed the lovely ladies there and to my great delight, they said YES! So, if you check out my sidebar, there is now a button for The Gunny Sack. If you haven't already checked out this blog, you really should - there are some amazing posts and these ladies seriously post so many amazing projects that it blows my mind!

I got some advice from a blogger I really admire recently and she reminded me to only put up information about or links to sources and places that I really like and believe in and I'm thrilled to say that I truly love this blog! Seriously, today's post was an edible school bus snack [for kids... or the young at heart!] WITH a cartoon illustration for how to do it (that kind of reminds of Hyperbole and a Half)!

If you would like to become a bloggy BFF (that's what I'm calling my button swap partner for now - any suggestions?), please email me at craftingscientist@gmail.com. I'd love to do more of these and find out how you all plan to or have already grown your blogs and gotten started with the PR/Advertising stuff!

5 comments :

  1. The idea of a button swap! I have lots of blog I love but don't want to have 100 buttons in my sidebar. I'm emailing you now!

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  2. Mel, my Yahoo is freaking out this morning, so I can't email you back! I just wanted to let you know that I got your button up on my blog, and I'll email you later when Yahoo stops acting all crazy! :)

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I love you design! :) It is encouraging you are a crafter and earning your Ph.D. I have about 3 semesters left of my undergrad and would like to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology! I need some good encouragement! Also I love that you send packages to your friend in the Army. I send stuff quite a bit because I live near Ft. Hood and have LOTS of friends and acquaintances over seas.

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  4. Love, love, love the idea!!

    ~Sarah
    DearSarah

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