Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What is success?

Crafting 365, Day 181 to 210

This is one of the subjects for the bi-weekly Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival. It's timely for me to ask myself if I have been successful after one year of blogging and one year of selling on Etsy. Each of us has our own definition of success and what is successful for me may not be for you.

As a part time crafter, I entered into selling on Etsy and blogging primarily to meet my own creative needs, not to pay the bills. When I started, I wasn't sure anyone would buy my creations or read my blog. So after one year's time, here are some of my stats:
81 sales on Etsy including 38 copies of my original knitting pattern
38 sales off Etsy
492 users have "hearted" my shop on Etsy
255 blog posts
233 consecutive days of crafting in my Crafting 365 quest
The photo above shows my Crafting pictures for Day 181 to Day 210.
8,157 Visitors and 10,928 Visits from 97 countries/territories and all 50 states and the District of Columbia have visited my blog I have a small cadre of regular readers
I haven't gotten rich or famous , but I've "met" some wonderful people, entertained myself, and found that many people think my creations are "wonderful"...what more could I ask for!

There are six more days to enter my giveaway! Make a comment on my blog by June 26 for a chance to win.
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Annabelle said...

You make all of those? Whew! They are beautiful and you have such talent.

Good luck on ETSY.


thefunkyfelter (a.k.a. Shalana) said...

you have a really nice blog! congratulations on all your successes :)

niftyknits said...

sounds to me like you've been very successful! best wishes, heather

Kim said...


I am happy to be included in multiple categories. I love your creativeness and having unique items.

Happy blogiversary!

Heather said...

What a wonderful year. I'd very much call that a success!

Andrea said...

sounds like a very successful year to me! Congratulations!

storybeader said...

great stats. like the idea of crafting day pics. I would certainly say you've been successful in your endeavors!

Bunny B said...

Woohoo!! Love your creations! And cool stats!! That's a lot to be proud of :)

The Wildfire: Gifts and Decor said...

Congrats on such a successful year!! You are proof that focus Pays off... wow all those blog posts :)
Man, I'm starting to feel like a slacker, haha.
Thanks for participating!