ETSY 101: The Importance of Blogs

Passion Earrings

Passion Earrings

I see this topic come up a  lot in the forums on ETSY, “Is it really that important to have a blog?”, or “Does it really bring traffic to my store?”. To blog, or not to blog, is really about personal preference and what you as a small business owner are trying to achieve by having one. I blog because I love to write, I l love to advise, and it makes me feel more connected to my customers, family and friends, and potential customers.
What can you blog about? Just about anything. I like to make about 85% of my blog revelant to my business, whether it be how-to’s, market news, promotions, or discussions. The other articles I write are more personal or revolve more on what is on my mind. One of my main focuses on my blog is advising people on a different array of topics from why sell jewelry all the way to fraud prevention and protecting your information.
Make your blog unique, make it personal. I like to think of my online shop and my blog as my “online home”. I want people to come and visit me, and I don’t want to scare them away with blinking pictures and a jumbled mess.
Please come visit my online shop at: http://naturalamber.etsy.com
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3 Comments

  1. Anne said,

    August 15, 2008 at 2:38 am

    I stumbled on your blog through http://catherinetterings.blogspot.com/ list… and I have bookmarked you because of all the helpful information. I’m actually blown away by how much help there is from Etsyians. I appreciate your work!

  2. August 16, 2008 at 1:59 am

    I love the colors in this piece, very pretty!

  3. ambermaida said,

    August 16, 2008 at 2:39 am

    Thank you for your thoughtful blogs! Yes, blogging is important to me, it’s great to see we all can travel on parallel roads at times. I think it’s amazing the connections that can be made online, some of my best friends are from the online worlds of blogs, myspace, etsy, etc. It’s a new form of education as well- learning from other’s life experiences is priceless! I’m so glad to find your blog! Best wishes to you and in all that you do! Blog on!


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