If you've been around my blog for any time you might notice there has been some slight housekeeping and re-arranging that has gone on.
I haven't been active on the blog for some time as I have had a lot to think about regarding how I wanted to move forward. This is just how real life plays out. My blog has always been a little virtual extension of my studio, me and my work. So its still me, simply working on a new chapter as I continue to go forth on life's journey.
You know how sometimes there are things you don't think about or know about, or even know to think about, until you are already in the situation? Insert sigh here. If I had to write a school paper on "How I spent my 2017 Summer Vacation" it would open with this sentence: I spent the summer building a new website.
And yes that is how I spent my 2016 Summer Vacation too. Go ahead, insert another sigh here. Those "things" I didn't even know to think about. Yep those things. Reared their freaky little heads from the 2016 website. So yes, I spent the summer building a new website. It was definitely a time eater. But it is so much nicer, rolls easier and smiles at me.
But I struggled with my blog dilemma and even more time slipped away. You see, the experts tell you to use the blog venue that comes with your store. Then they list all the reasons why it is so good for your business and why a blog on another site is not as good for your business.
I railed and I lifted my fists to the sky! I didn't want to move to a new blog platform. I didn't want to start over in blog world. But, they're the experts, so I finally gave in and tried it. Even wrote a couple blog posts. Hey, never let it be said I'm not willing to try. But I h.a.t.e.d. it. I could not personalize the blog, it was cold, sterile, boringly ugly.
I said, "to heck with experts". I have to be true to me and who I am. I've had my blog for way too many years to simply walk away. After I got done sticking out my tongue at the rules, so began the housekeeping and re-arranging I mentioned.
If you love jewelry and like to treat yourself I would love it if you visited the Shabby Cottage Adorned online store (yes I still have the Etsy store - see the sidebar too). Or maybe you know someone who loves jewelry and you need to start thinking about your gift list.
If you don't know me, I create one of a kind and small batch jewelry from my home studio in TN.
If you love jewelry please treat yourself and join my new VIP CLUB! I give away jewelry twice a month... bracelets, necklaces and earrings! Plus I give you free shipping on all your orders! For reals!
See the sign up over in the sidebar or click HERE.
And that my friends is how I spent my summer vacation.
I hope yours was more fun!
Sweet Southern Smoochies ~ Gail