Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blogging, What the HELL Was I Thinking?

I just don't have time for all this blog stuff!  It takes me away from my true love, BEADING!
While I have always considered myself fairly "tech savy", (after all I did manage to create a website for our Central California Bead Society) I have also found the task of setting up a blog branches out into a whole other level of "tech savy"!
Between RSS feeds, Monetizing, HTML and a plethora of other intimidating phrases and technical catchwords, I almost scared myself off from creating my first blog.
Actually, I was supposed to do this a year ago when I first proudly joined the Etsy Beadweaver's Team.  I put it off and put it off since, well, I HAD fulfilled the other requirements for joining.  And, besides that, I just don't have the time to sit down and figure it all out!
Between my beading and ummm, my beading, and of course my beading, then there is the newsletter for the bead society I belong to and am the editor for, I just don't have the time! (For those of you shaking your heads at that horrendous run on sentance, don't.  I just don't have the time to correct it!)
Soon after joining the Etsy Beadweaver's Team I also joined Facebook, hoping I would be able to gleen some information on how I could step up the sales of all this art jewelry I have been creating.  Although the economy of course has had much effect on that, I have learned much and met many wonderful people through these two venues.
Gorgeous Blogs with great information, extremely talented artists and eye candy for days has stepped up my creative spirit and inspiration for all things beady which, by the way, brings me right back to I DON'T HAVE TIME TO LEARN TO BLOG!
Just so you know the real truth behind my finally getting off my duff to create a blog, I have to blame it all on Christine Neit of Good Quill Hunting ( http://goodquillhunting.wordpress.com/ ) who viciously chose me as the winner of the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box"!  Have you ever heard of anything so mean in your life?
Truthfully, I am sooo excited to receive this and am happy to create the "Blog that Started it All", so that I too can pass it on to the next winner.  Once I receive the box and get to play with it awhile I will post some pictures and a blog to begin to send this wonderful treasure on it's next journey to the succeeding lucky winner.  So, please stay tuned and bear with me while I navigate the outerlimits of this thing called "A Blog"...


  1. Yea for you! Glad to see you here. You have so many wonderful pieces to share and this is a great place for them. I haven't blogged in over a month. Now I guess I will have to, just to keep up with you.

  2. Nice start, Sandy! Of course, I realize you may not have time to read this comment. lol

  3. Your blog is beautiful of course! You are so good at all of this computer stuff. Miss you and can;t wait to see you in a few weeks.
    Love, Kandra

  4. Welcome to the blogesphere.


  5. Good job on you blog! Hang in there. It gets easier.

  6. Way to go Sandy! I am happy to be a follower, and look forward to reading your posts. I am a big fan!

  7. I started my blog when I entered Use the Muse contest to get extra chances to win beads! That was at the beginning, less than a year ago. Enjoy the box of beads--I've followed its journey on FB.

  8. Thanks ladies for all the encouragement. I have seen some gorgeous blogs out there with a lot of interesting information. I need to learn how to make this site more pleasing to the eye and I will be happier with it then!

  9. Great blog! Your enthusiasm for beading is so exciting and makes me smile. I love your work!

  10. Great job for your first blog entry. You should be a pro in no time.

  11. haha..sure blame me, all my fault ;) Tis a good thing to have a blog though, call it more 'marketing' and marketing is a wonderful thing! I look forward to seeing more posts! Hope you are enjoying 'the BOX'!

  12. Wonderful works and blog...you write beautifully,
    -Eva Maria