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This year I want to get personal, to just talk, I have used my blog for business for so long I have grown tired of trying to keep it up dated. SOOOOOO I thought I would give you pieces of my mind ... LOL little pieces at a time.
Now I will from time to time show you what's new in my etsy.com shop but mostly I just want to relax, unwind or get uptight whatever the day brings. But now I'm going to put into words what I'm thinking, what I'm going through, what I'm happy about.

This may become therapy, way cheaper this way!!!

So Welcome

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Etsy Goals 2011 ... for a Better, More Prosperous Etsy Shop

The reason for my goals is selfish.  32 years ago I met a man I wanted to spend all my days with.  Time passes, we are married I am finally the little Mrs of the Man that made my world turn.  More time passes our Family has now grown ... out on their own ...  We (He and Me) are making plans for our future.  His plan is to Retire and work in the Ministry more and more.  Since our Ministry is voluntary someone has to have some sort of income to help with bills (those silly bills).  That is where I come in.  My goals for 2011 are set to help Cecil reach His goal.  To get Him closer to being able to retire from Maintenance work and helping Him turn His hope for the Ministry work as a full time Evangelizer into something tangible, reachable something He can actually see in His future.
(In My Minds Eye) Look there He is pulling into the driveway after a full day in the Ministry.  Coming home to Me ... The Little Mrs .... still wanting to spend all my days with Him.  Tomorrow I will be right beside Him.

Now for my goals ... I found some of my goals in the blogs of others.  They made me think "How can I apply that wonderful goal into my plan"?   Some of these goals are my own of course I have been trying to achieve them for years.

1) Curate at least 1 BNR each month (at least 12 this year)
2) Add to my Etsy Shop weekly, new items
3) Experiment with New Jewelry Designs
4) Use the supplies I have on hand (I have a room full)
5) Stay with the Promotional Frenzy Thread because they help members better their etsy shops
 6) Promote, Promote, Promote learn more ways to Promote.  Right now I use Twitter, Kaboodle and the Etsy Threads that I frequent.
 7) Improve on my listings (photos, descriptions, tags)
 8) Find ways to get MY ETSY SHOP noticed
 9) to relax alittle, take time to chat and make friends

    Don't be surprised if the list gets longer..


petite hermine said...

Your post is so sweet. I'm glad you and your husband are so happy together. Good luck with everything and I hope you reach your goals! :)

Glitterbird Glamour said...

I love your family photo, what a nice banner. We share a lot of goals, best of luck!

Linda B said...

Marcene, what a lovely family you have. Let's all help each other reach the goals.

BijiBijoux said...

Marcene, God bless your family!
How nice for being a wonderful wife to a man with kind heart for serving the Lord!
Great goals and the most one I like is the one that you want to make a bnr once a month. Please give me free spot in every bnr you are making.JK lol
Best wishes!

BijiBijoux said...

Followed your blog!

galla15 said...

Great goals!! I think it is great that you remembered to take care of yourself in all of the business talk! GOOD LUCK

aubreymade said...

Thanks Marcene for these goals you wrote, I don't have to think much...lol! We'll be helping each other reach those goals.

Beautiful family and great blog post!

Cheers, Aubrey

Lbtoyos said...

Marcene, I wish you get the goals in the 2011, you have a very beautiful family!!!

Enid said...

This are really great goals!!!
Good Luck,

bountyofbeads said...

What a lovely story, thank you for sharing. May you and your husbands goals be blessed and reached in 2011.

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Love your banner!!! I keep seeing alot of the same post...lol...use up materials on hand! I add that to my goals each year and I still seem to have a growing pile of fabric!

Katie said...

Marcene - those are some great goals. I can't wait to help promote you in the FRENZY. Good luck in 2011.

Jill Q said...

Very touching, Marcene ... I can feel the love! What a great reminder about what's really important :D


Cool Kid Designs said...

You have a beautiful Family! Good luck in 2011!

Lavender Starlight said...

Wonderful goals! :)

Crystal Zacharias said...

All the best in reaching your goals!

cheeky curves said...

Wishing you every success for you and your family in 2011

asdesigns said...

Great goals Marcene. I hope you reach all of your goals the year.

Giftbearer said...

Really I think the reason for your goals is very un-selfish! To do all of this to make your husband's big dream come true is the epitome of true love! Maybe you will find some reward you hadn't counted on for yourself in the process.

I think #3 is an important key to success in the arts; never stop experimenting and developing your work. This will really take you to the next level if you stick to it!

Elizabeth said...

great goals marcene. good luck on achieving them.

Angels and Everlastings said...

Very touching - So self-less

Austin Leigh Designs said...

Thanks so much for including me. I was thinking about the name thing yesterday because some people use their real names and some use their shops. It is all a bit confusing to me. Thanks for bringing the etsy community closer together.

Chantal said...

Wonderful post marcen and so uplifting! I know God will bless your goals...and I'll keep you and your beautiful family in my prayers! This is the real way of life....