How has your week been going? The weeks are flying by here, is that happening to you too?
I think I have mentioned that I have been doing a little e-course
about blogging called 'Blog with Pip'.
It has been great, and has pretty much finished now, so I am trying to implement a few things on this blog that I have been thinking about during the course.
One thing we were encouraged to think about was why we blog, the reason for our blogging.
For me, this blog started as a way to record my crafty makes and my new found love of crochet, and bits of our family life, it was pretty much just for me.
I never imagined that I would still be doing it 4 years later, and that other people would enjoy reading about the things I post!
So the 'why' I blog has changed a little, I now feel like I am writing it not just for me, but also for others, and there is some pressure to make it good! I know I don't deliver on this all the time!!
I also have more of a need to earn a little income than I did back then, so the wool shop and my blog have become my little business outlet. I am not very good at that!
But I am going to persevere, as it is something that I really enjoy and I love working from home and for myself. I find business things a real challenge, far outside my comfort zone, but I am going to try and get better at them, and put more time into my shop and blog. Yes I am!
So some of the little changes I have made so far:
- added an 'About Me' page in the top menu, (I can't real imagine why you'd want to know much about me, but apparently readers of blogs like to know about the people who write them! Something I learnt from Pip! I felt completely self conscious writing it, but anyhoo, it's there now!)
- Calling all sponsors!!!
........another thing I feel self conscious about, I have opened up some space in
my sidebar for a few little sponsor ads. So if you (or someone you know) has a blog or little crafty business, or maybe an Etsy/Madeit shop and would like to advertise it with a cute
banner ad on Little Woollie, I would be very happy to help!
Feel free to check out my sponsors page for more info regarding sponsorship.
I have set things up with Passionfruit Ads so it should be a nice simple
process to get your ad up and running quickly.
And if you would like to chat about this further please feel free to email me!
Phew! I'm glad I have got all that out!
Definite non-comfort zone things there, but pretty exciting just the same!
I'M HAVING A GIVE AWAY!!
So onto other fun things, I have decided that I don't reward you enough dear readers for visiting me, I appreciate all my crafty peeps out there in the big wide world, and sometimes I think it is nice to give some love back!
So I am going to run a crafty giveaway once a month for the rest of the year.
I'm not sure what I'll give away each time, probably things I see that I like and think you might too!
I have noticed lots of new peeps tuning in here, and I'd like to acknowledge
and thank you all for your interest!
The giveaway for March is these 6 balls of Merino Magic 8ply in some lovely shades. Maybe this could be the start of an Autumn blanket? Or a cute stripy scarf? Or some cute bunting? Or whatever else you can think of!! I'm sure you could make something lovely with this yarn, it is one of my regular go-to yarns, I really love using it!
So this is just because you are all ace and, once again, I want to say a big thank you for all your wonderful support here at Little Woollie headquarters! xxxxxxx
If you would like to enter my giveaway, just leave a comment and tell me what your favourite yarn is! ( I am having trouble picking new stock for my shop, (there are just so many different yarns out there) and could do with your opinions! )
It would be lovely if you'd like to share this give away on your blogs/facebook, but it is not a requirement for entry! :) I'll pick a winner next Friday.
Wow, this little blog is growing up! I don't think it will ever look super slick or very cool, but it is kind of like me, a bit scruffy round the edges and pretty much homemade!
Ok, I think that is all the bloggy business I have to report at the moment, thank you for your attention and please enter my giveaway! xxxxxxxx
Edited: Give away now closed, thanks for entering!!
I hope you don't think I am 'selling out', the content of my posts won't change, I will still be making it up as I go!!! xxxx