Friday, January 16, 2009

Blogging and the Learning Curve

As you know I am new to blogging. I did not realize how important it is to your business until I started doing it! I keep learning new things everyday. Well, except for the days I was caught up in the Twilight series books. If you scroll down towards the bottom of the page you will see I put in a slideshow of items in my Etsy shop! I was so proud! I find it amazing since I did not even know what a widget was until a couple weeks ago. LOL. I still have so much more to learn but am taking it one thing at a time. If you would like to leave a hint or tip..please do so in the comments.

Things I would like to learn:

How to do a blog giveaway.

How to make a button for trade with other bloggers.

Does this look like a blog where you would like to have your shop featured? If not, what would make it that way?

Thank you for any help you would like to leave here.


CT said...

Nice job so far...keep up the good work. Happy blogging. - CT

Joanna said...

Way to go! That's a great accomplishment already! I'm not very graphically inclined, so I hired Diana from Custom Blog Designs to make one for me - it was $6! Great deal! Mom Blogger's Club has some help for starting giveaways too.

Hope that helps!

PlowandPony said...

Thanks you 2! CT you are such a loyal follower and I love that you leave me comments. For some reason I can't get your blog to load. I will keep trying.
Joanna..thank you! I will definately check this out!

Ellen said...

Your blog looks great and you are doing a really good job so far. I just started blogging in Nov 2007 and I learned so much just from other bloggers. At times it became overwhelming because I wanted to learn it all over night and that wasn't good. So, just take one step at a time and before you know it you'll be a top blogger.

Miriam said...

Welcome to the blog world :) I'm still very new here and learn more and more every day. I'm not an Etsy shop owner, but I am a shop owner. Oh how I wish I had the handmade talent you guys have. Anyway, to answer some of your questions.

1. I don't know about blog giveaways, sorry.

2. I take it you are talking about the "grab my badge" code? (see my blog for a sample). If so, I can send you the code and instruct you what to slot in to make it work for yours. My email is and I'll be more than happy to help you with it as best as I can.

3. I love your blog, it's very pretty. It's definitely a blog that advertising would be appealing.

Best of luck to you as you travel through this blogosphere!


CT said...

I love your blog PlowandPony. The colors are beautiful. Sorry to hear you can't get my blog to load...maybe due to some current changes my hubby made. Feel free to try again below and send me an email to let me know at

Here's the blog link...