Monday, March 9, 2009

March Blog Carnival

So, this month's topic for the Etsy Blogger Street Team Blog Carnival is: What have you accomplished with Etsy this year, have you followed your New Year's resolution and what are your plans for the rest of 2009.

This one was a little challenging for me but, here it goes.

I started on Etsy in November of this past year and in those 5 months I have been fortunate to have had some sales and have been blessed to make some good friends. What I love about Etsy is that no one understands an artist like another artist, and on Etsy you are surrounded by them. Being on Etsy can be just as challenging as it can be rewarding. There is so much to learn. There are always ways to improve your shop and there are always new ideas for promoting, so it's good to know that there are fellow artists out there who are not only encountering the same challenges but that some of them have overcome them. What's great is that most are willing to share their advice and the tips they used in order to help fellow artists also find success.

As far as my New Year's resolution, well honestly, I'm not doing so hot sticking to it. I told myself that I wasn't going to take on too much this year. I had read that the way to fail is to set too many goals for yourself. By setting too many goals you are bound to lose focus and not accomplish any of them. So one of the keys to be successful is to keep your goal list short, stay focused and take one step at a time. But as usual, my list of things 'to do' is ever growing, so maybe it's time to sit back, pick the most important on the list and focus on just those.

So, with the promise to myself to keep the goal list short, my goals for 2009 are to really focus on my Etsy shop and try and make it as successful as I possible can, learn some new jewelry making techniques, improve my jewelry making skills and my most important goal for this year is to stop and enjoy each day as it is happening, stop worrying about tomorrow and stop thinking about what I could change about yesterday.

12 comments:

Splendid Little Stars

"...enjoy each day as it's happening..." that's really the key.

uniquecommodities

Great post and great goals! Keep your eye on the prize and all the best 2 u

tahoejewelry

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PamperedPapier

I have a problem sticking to my goals - yours are some great ones, just keep your focus.

You have 2 blog awards on my blog!
http://pamperedpapier.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-blog-awards.html

Panoptica

Enjoying each day is what makes things worth doing...

rObrak

Hi, I like your stuffs here in your blog... Keep it up!

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