First, I'm going to spend one day outlining and collecting the photos for a week's blogs. I think it will get me organized and help me focus on my blogging in a more theme based way. And getting all the images together at once would have to be more time-efficient.
Then, I need to set my alarm to relist my Etsy shop at the prime time that Google Analytics indicates is best.
Each morning I need to set a limit on my time for scanning my shops on Etsy, 1000Markets and ArtFire, and Google Analytics. While I love to go through my blog reader, I have to scan quickly, and then get more efficient about surfing for new blogs (and limiting that time closely).
And, since I'm active in the BlogFire Guild on ArtFire, and I am currently included in five markets within 1000Markets, I need to keep up with the associated forums. After dinner I save time for these, while I'm serving as catlap (one of my most critical family duties!).
Tweets are very important for traffic to my shops, but I must spread that around between the three, so I'm going to start naming one shop for each day, instead of covering them all. Finding appropriate tweeple to follow also takes time, though. As I scan through the followers of others I find escorts of all flavors, teenaged boys, porn, lots of "internet marketers to help me". I don't see the point in just adding numbers to my followers, although I do envy those with "6000 followers in one month". On the other hand, they are self-selecting, and who am I to decide who is interested in my chatter. What do you think?
But, most important, I need to be more active in the studio. That has been lacking during this learning time. Now, I need to save at least two days a week for creating new designs. It won't be easy, as some of these activities get almost addictive. Luckily, when my muse whispers in my ear I make notes in my sketchbook. By the time I get to the studio, I have pent-up creativity.
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jbEbert on 1000 Markets
jbEbert jewelry on Etsy
jbEbert on ArtFire