Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Changes, Changes, Everywhere!

I had forgotten to mention on my blog that since getting back on Etsy, there are soooooo many changes!!!

First off, there are these things called "circles," and I'm still not completely certain what they are. I just know that it's a way to stay connected with what your friends are doing on Etsy. For example, when someone adds our shop to his/her circle, it lets me know. If someone favorites one of our items, it shows up in our Etsy account. If someone in our circle makes a treasury list or favorites an item or shop, it shows up in our circle. So, basically, it's a way to stay "in the know," I guess.

Then, all of a sudden, one day I went to the community section of Etsy to find out that the forums section got a makeover! No more promotion threads! =( That was one of my fave places to go and stop to chat. I'm still confused as to why they did away with the old forums. Now all I know is that there are a whole bunch of new teams that have formed in an effort to replace the promotions threads. I've joined a few. =) But it still doesn't seem the same as the old promo threads...

First I had been away from Etsy because my computer had crashed. I got back to Etsy (somewhat) for just a couple of weeks, and so much happened. We have a new addition to our family...A baby girl. Since her arrival, I've been slowly getting back to Etsy and to blogging. I'm considering it a sort of vacation or time off from "work" in the online world.
Coming back to Etsy and all its changes is just so overwhelming, though! But --- We've been making some new creations, and also working on our chocolates to earn money for my daughter's end-of-the-year trips this school year. I've been making a new light box (it's been slow-going, but I'm almost finished with it). When it's done, I'll be snapping more photos, and I'll post them here first! I promise!

With all the time off of online activities, I noticed that I lost a few followers along the way. =( At one point I had exactly 300 followers. Now there are a few less. It saddens me, but at the same time, today I see a NEW follower, as the number is back up to 298 instead of the 297 the last time I checked! So, I hope that with getting back to work in the online world, I'll gain some new followers and readers. And to all those loyal followers/readers --- thanks for hanging in there with me!!! I appreciate it. =) I haven't had much time lately to read or visit the blogs that I'm following,but I will eventually. So, if you're a new follower and have a blog, share it with me in the comments and I'll follow you back.

Have a great rest of the week everyone!!!


BeautifulDees said...

Well I am 299 just one more and you'll be back at 300....I know what you mean on losing friend's on the blog making you sad. Bur I am a new follower so come follow me.

just B you said...

Thanks, Debbie! I'm following your beautifuldees blog now too. =)