Saturday, May 9, 2009
When it Rains it Pours ~ Two Blog Giveaways
I agreed to be the first member of the Retro Handmade Team at etsy to volunteer for our new giveaways (which will take place twice a month on the team blog). I had heard from many successful sellers that giveaways are a great way of getting people to know your shop and "product." Besides, since I was little, I was the one who stepped forward and "volunteered" when it looked like no one else would! The Retro Handmade blog giveaway is described in the previous post or visit the team blog for more deatails.
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed for an article about me and my work on the fabulous blog Such Cool Stuff. I volunteered to do a giveaway for this site also. It turns out that the two giveaways are overlapping slightly. (Retro Handmade: May 4-11 and Such Cool Stuff: May 8-15) In both, I have offered the winners their choice of items from my shop and now my greatest fear is that both winners will choose exactly the same item and one will have to settle for his/her second favorite necklace or pair of earrings! What are the odds of that happening? I have also always been the kind of person who prepares for the worst case scenario!
In the meantime, I am enjoying the comments people are leaving about the items in my shop and learning why they chose the particular one they did. One of the problems about being an online artisan is you don't get the opportunity to really interact with your customers.