Sunday, April 5, 2009

Getting used to this new EntreCard thing

EntreCard has implemented a system of paid advertising in addition to the usual EC ads. There are some people on EC who have been complaining about it, for myself I think it will take some getting used to but it will be OK in the end. EC needed to find some way to monetize itself so it could grow and improve for its users. I do feel a little odd about it at the moment, I have 21 paid ads waiting to show on my widget vs 8 EC ads. I think I'm going to wait for new EC ads to add to the list before I approve any more paid ads. There needs to be some balance between the two, you know?

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I haven't posted for nearly a month! Personal stuff getting in the way of getting much of anything else done, mostly...let's just say it involves my ex (and a friend of his), our teenage daughter, the police and the need for a restraining order. :-( DD and I are going on a trip the day after Easter for a couple weeks, hopefully getting away for a while will help alleviate the stress of the last few months. Then maybe I can get back to work on my Etsy shop, lately I just haven't had the energy or the creative spark to do much crocheting. I've been thinking for a while now about trying some type of fine art--drawing, painting, something like that. I actually got some art materials to bring along on the trip (it's a Caribbean cruise!), hopefully I'll be able to relax a bit and get some of my creativity back.

I'll be taking loads of pictures, will post them when we get back. Oh, and I'm leaving my Etsy shop open--any sales during our absence will be shipped after our return on the 23rd of April. I was hoping to have the first item for my Spring Treasures line up in time for Easter but it looks like it's not meant to be--the blanket I'm working on isn't quite done and there seems to be an unending list of things to do to get ready for the trip. I guess I can always finish it on the trip and list it when we get back.

I've got a few recent Etsy purchases to post about, and some awards that have been waiting for ages for me to acknowledge. I'll try to get the posts for those done in the next couple days. I tried to upload a video and yet again it didn't work! I wonder what's up....anyway here's a YouTube link to what I was trying to upload:

(I hope the link works! The video is a bit silly but I thought it was cute.)