Hello Crafties! I hope we're all doing well these days. I personally am doing much better than I was earlier in the month. When I came out with my pre-hiatus vlog, I stated that I wasn't sure of whether or not I'd be promptly returning on July 1st. It's now June 23rd and admittedly, I haven't been as active as I'd have liked. The beginning through the middle of this month had plagued me with a couple of personal health issues that wouldn't allow me to record. I've been happily crafting though during my recovery period and I am now feeling the spirit to record!
There are many items on my to-do list that I have gotten through! I still have a few other things to get done!
Drive more traffic – I don’t get paid for traffic to my blog but, I do enjoy releasing content on the platform and I’ve love to see more people noticing my content here. I post my artwork, current projects, small and large updates, teasers, patterns, and other announcements here.
I know that I say it but, going forward, I’ll be more consistent when mentioning that I use affiliate links in some of my posts.
Experiment with that DARN banner – it gave me such grief while I was placing all my rebranded images. Despite using YOUTUBE’S dimensions for my channel banner, the thing just won’t fit right. I essentially rage quit.
Editing the About section – I’ve thought of a more eloquent way of representing my vision for my channel now!
My over all goal for the channel is to hit 1000 subscribers by my channel anniversary of October 1st!
Camera Manner – I’m not perfect and I constantly work at being comfortable on camera. I used to deal with pretty bad social anxiety and one of the characteristics of the condition is that it’s really hard maintaining eye contact. I constantly play with new ideas on how to maintain that contact with the lenses though, please bear with me.
Pattern Release Videos – I think it’d be a fun idea to make short videos here on the channel that showcase new pattern releases! I typically will mention them on my blog or I’ll just release them without the fanfare. This will be largely experimental but, I believe it’d be helpful with marketing.
Drive more traffic/shop admirers- I plan to go in and rewrite my shop description, update the announcements and edit some of my listing descriptions.
Add more items – I have quite a few things that I’m wanted to offer, and I may do these in batches due to listing fees associated with selling on Etsy. I’m optimistic but, I’m still starting at ground zero here, so I’ll need to pace myself on this one.
Add a video for my shop – After fiddling around in my settings, I see some new opportunities for my Etsy store and I think it’s high time that I experiment!
Reddit is a complicated and odd place – I think my main goal here is to keep posting and collecting Karma. I may eventually form a community but that’ll be much later. More on Reddit another time.
Promotions to be added over hiatus – More of that traffic building stuff going on! I really want to see more popularity among my designs!
Update the Crafting is my Zodiac Series – I’m just going to go ahead and design/release them all and advertise them when the seasons rise!
I have 5 patterns that need to be typed and one that I need to write, work and typed. I plan on making two of them available for free on my blog upon release. However, if you ever feel compelled to support the content, my patterns are always available in PDF format on Etsy. "
You can view the unedited list over on my previous blog! Or check out my pre-hiatus vlog (don't forget to subscribe! ❤)
Shameless plugging aside, I am thoroughly pleased to have gotten as much as I have done, completed in this time and I'm excited to see where my Etsy shop goes in the coming months.
With all that's been going on and what not, I'm going to go ahead and extend my hiatus until Monday July 13th.
This additional time will allow me to create and render content with the quality that you all have come to know and love. I appreciate everyone's understanding because, let's face it, Infiniti is a human too. I did have content planned to start airing on the 1st up until this new date and I still intend to release these videos so don't worry, July is still going to be a full month of content!
I'm so looking forward to being on camera again!
Alright, if you want to support me and my crafty journey, there are several awesome and free ways to do so!
#1. Subscribe to my YouTube channel! - I love seeing new faces and getting new suggestions in my comments, it also helps Youtube to push my videos so more people see them!
#3. Hit that share button! - See something you like? Share it! Names of creators spread way quicker by word of mouth. There are audiences that I'll probably never reach by my own efforts.
I will warn. I'm more opinionated on my twitter. I post some of my crochet/knitting things there but, I also post my various types of art and also my viewpoints on various topics.
That's all for today, Happy Making all!