I am happy top announce that after some hard work and fighting with technology, I have my blog back up and running!
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I am sure some of you are wondering why I took my blog down for a few months? The simple answer is, time and costs. This spring I was given the wonderful opportunity to return to my previous employer as a sales manager. Changing jobs and moving into a manager roll required much of my time. It been a few months, I have settled into my roll and love it!
The second answer to this question was cost. With the new promoting changes this last year on Etsy, it had me reviewing my marketing costs. Every small business owner knows that you need to promote your products, but you also need to make sure every dollar counts. I was spending more promoting my items on Etsy then I had on the past and I need to cut my costs somewhere. The Etsy stats were not showing much traffic was being driven to my Etsy store by my blog, but I was wrong. Once I shut down my blog, my Etsy store traffic and sales slowed. Lesson learned, my blog does send more traffic to my Etsy store than I had thought.
Staring my blog up again gave me a chance to edit and remove past posts and give it a new look. I hope you enjoy my new look and I look forward to sharing my life as a working women, mom, wife and small business owner.