Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Where Will You Find Yourself?

Etsy success...we'd all like to be successful, wouldn't we? So, naturally, I can't resist reading the many hints and tips that are out there in the forums and the Storque, crossing my fingers that I will stumble upon THE MAGIC FORMULA that will turn me into an overnight triumph!! Of course, I could help myself by sewing a lot more, but we'll just quickly gloss over that...

The article I read in the Storque yesterday was Shop Makeover Series: Are Your Photos Front Pageworthy? Hmm. Then, I read about increasing your chances of a high Google rating. The next step, unsurprisingly, was to Google myself. Slightly strange!! Way back when, I thought quite hard about my name, fancypicnic. I wanted something that would allude to my jewellery, which I thought was a little like a luxurious blanket, laden with delicious tidbits - a fancy picnic - but could also encompass other products if I wandered off the beaten track. It still amused me, though, to find myself lodged between 'Fancy Picnic Baskets, Wholesale' and 'For a really fancy picnic think wine and spritzers'. I mean, what did I expect??
It's incredibly flattering to discover myself here and there, in unexpected places - like this little mention on the blooming lily blog - thank you, Laurie! Have you Googled yourself yet? Bet you have. If not, give it a go! It's quite fun, actually!


Thank you so much for your comments left for me over the past few weeks - they're lovely! I'm still popping in on Shopping Lists and blogposts I've missed...I may not always comment, but I am catching up!

12 comments:

Waterstone Jewelry said...

I read that article as well. It was interesting goggling myself!

hens teeth said...

Food for thought Charlotte, thank you.

Jackie said...

we've missed you. Looking forward to many more fancy 'dejeuner sur l'herbe'. I always wondered what you meant by the name.Lovely. Off to google me.

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Marian said...

NOpe, I haven't googled myself.
i should read that article on Etsy success because Iḿ more successful on Dawanda than there, which seems strange even for me (consider how much slower DW is).
How are you doing? did you see you were tagged on Flickr? :)

Kayla coo said...

Hi Charlotte,
I didn't know all this help was avalable on etsy.
Thank you for sharing.x

Shannon Duffy said...

I actually googled helicopter studios when I was trying to come up with a name. Not much came up, only the real helicopters. I am still looking for the secret of success....I think it comes with following you heart.
Shannon

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful blog! And your creations are awesome!!!!

Cary Walker said...

i google myself to find out which blogs i'm on, otherwise i'd never know. it is a weord thing to do though!

edward and lilly said...

That's a great feature, I must get onto the storque more often and do some reading, it's such a great resource.

Jane said...

I'll give this googling thingy a try.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, I ve bookmarked you now so I hope I'll beable to find you again!!
Yor etsy shop is a treat, lovely.

laila aka rawfish said...

haha! oh if you think googling "fancypicnic" is a treat... try googling "rawfish"! hahaha! all the sushi you could ever want. ;) people warned me that rawfish had bad connotations (smelly) but i really liked it and stuck to my guns. but it really is a smelly, silly and strange name for a yarn shop. at least, i hope, it makes me memorable! :D
hope you're having a good week!
xo! laila