Friday, January 15, 2010

The Blog is Back! and lessons learned...

Well here it is, my brand new blog for Handmade Specialties! Here you can read about all the new stuff happening at my store and just about anything else that pops into my mind (I promise to keep it crafty related-mostly).

As for lessons learned over the past few months since my last post, I definitly have a few. First of all, if you at all value your blogs SAVE THEM!!! I recently upgraded my website services to a merchant account. I got tired of looking at the advertising on my pages. When I did, the blog that was connected to my old account was lost! So I may try to rewrite some of the info I had posted before.

So on to another lesson...prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. I can't say it enough, prioritize! As a business owner I am not only the creator and manager, I am also the janitor, the book keeper, the sales clerk, the ice cream scooper, the dishwasher, the webmaster, the writer, and so on and so on. Not only do I have to deal with the business aspect of my life but my personal one as well where I perform the amazing duties of the dog walker, the floor cleaner, cook, book keeper (yup, here too), and oh yeah, wife! I also have to be all knowing so when questions like, "Hey honey, where's my shirt?" and "I can't find the string cheese," come about I have the answer. Now it sounds like I'm complaining but I'm not. I'm proud to say that I have an amazing husband who is very helpful around the house and we try to organize our daily life by prioritizing. It doesn't always work but hey, we can't all be perfect!

So what am I prioritizing this week? To be honest, I'm not sure. There's too much to do. Some lesson learned, huh? But I know what I will do. I'm going to make a list of all the things I need to do and then I'm going to do them. I'll let you know how it goes.

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