Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Tomorrow is another day..."

Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans.

I had decided I would begin super-promoting my Etsy shop again beginning May 1st as I had allowed those efforts to drop off in April and my views had dropped accordingly. Like I said, it was a good plan. Today is the 5th and I really haven’t done a lot in that direction. I had good intentions but just didn’t act upon them. I seemed to get distracted very easily these last couple of days. Maybe I’ll blame it on the cool, gray and dreary weather.

So, I’m setting a new date to begin. I swear I will begin working at promoting again tomorrow. I feel like Scarlett O’Hara, “After all, tomorrow is another day.” Or maybe, I’ll just burst into song and do my imitation of Annie. (Don’t worry, I won’t risk shattering all the glass in my house by singing.)
*** TRIVIA QUESTION***Quoting Scarlett tonight made me think of this question for you, dear readers, - do you know what other fairly common phrases came directly from Gone with the Wind? Think carefully. (You’ve got to be fairly familiar with the story.) **The answers are at the end of the post.

Back on topic:
All was not wasted. I did work on some new designs today and I’m working on painting some new merchandise to list within the next few days. I also computerized my inventory list. I’ve been doing it on paper until now. It took me until this evening to figure just how to design a list that allowed me to add the promotional notes I have been adding on the handwritten list. It needed to provide flexible notation areas but still maintain an orderly, easy to view listing. It was like a light bulb suddenly went off and the form suddenly flowed easily. I guess that will be another month-long experiment to see how well this new form works for the long-term.

I have one more brainstorming session to work on - I have a piece of merchandise that I would love to list but haven’t figured out the shipping angle on it yet. It is fairly large and I’m having trouble finding an appropriate packaging method. I hope to resolve this soon as I love creating that particular item. It sells well in live sales and I’d love to be able to put it online. It also has a fairly decent profit margin. I’m still working on this thought.
***TRIVIA ANSWER: “Fiddle-dee-dee!” and “Great balls of fire!” Both were phrases also uttered by Scarlett.
FUN FACT: Not a common phrase these days, but probably the best known Scarlett quote is, “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!”

Okay, y’all go out there and be creative today. Maybe make some great outfit from a heavy set of drapes or something.

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