I was a little annoyed recently (and I rarely get annoyed), when a facebook 'friend' suggested that many people were not joining my crafts directory because they couldn't afford it in these 'hard' times...
Excuse me? But the minimum donation is £2 - just £2 and for that you get a listing for life, plenty of promotion and all the money is going to charity. There is no catch at all. And did they realise that whilst trying to promote their craft using 'free' tools such as Facebook, Twitter, forums etc it is still costing money (electricity, PC wear and tear and not to mention loss of production).
I just don't get comments like that and they are very negative. I am trying my hardest to do something good with this for everybody. This week a fellow crafter informed me that they had received hits to their website from the crafts directory. And this can also be confirmed by the click counts against all the directory entries.
The directory is obviously ranked highly by Google for crafts/charity combination searches, and the directory get hits every day from people searching for this. It is even ranked on page two of Google for 'crafts directory' search, and that is after just 3 months of being online!
Rant over lol...on a lighter note I need to catch up on the latest entries to the directory, so a huge thank you to:
The first thank you goes to Charters Jewellery and her wonderful blog about her one of a kind jewellery creations. Charters jewellery is totally unique and she is always experimented with her techniques and mediums.
The second thank you goes to Happy Sheep Designs and the photographic work of Judith M. Passant. As well as providing photographic prints and cards, she also provides a photographic service for artists and craftspeople.
The third thank you goes to Busy Ted cards that are also created by Judith M. Passant. As well as unique cards featuring Busy Ted you can also purchase other merchandise such as notebooks, rulers mousemats and keyrings.
The fourth thank you goes to Wood Tattoos and their Pyrography designs. A wide range of designs and gifts are available incorporating the art of Pyrography and Simon Easton has also published a book "Woodburning with Style" (Fox Chapel Publishing).
Thank you all, and thank you for reading my rant!