It seems like this week just flew by & I can’t believe I haven’t posted a blog at all or checked out my daily reads 🙁 I seriously thought that when I devote full-time to the online shop, I’ll be blogging more (and I so, so want to!).
Well, to at least tell myself that I do have excuses for the lack of posting, here’s this week’s lowdown :
… got invited by IIDA (International Interior Design Competition) at their event, Austin Evolution with their theme “Time Flies.” I donated some merchandise, the bird taper candelabra & sitting terracota bird for their silent auction. I thought it befitted the theme. Sad though that I’ll miss the event physically. Thanks again Jeri for this opportunity!
… just got word from an Austin quarterly Lifestyle Magazine that they will feature the site in their December issue. Again, free press is the bomb!
… been sending answers to queries at HARO (to all small business owners or to anybody who just love writing, you have to subscribe!) & an internet radio show is considering the shop for their “Holiday Gift guide” segment. Yes, so even though I haven’t been blogging, I’ve been sending articles to sites like “Who’s Your Glady’s.”
… the site’s traffic is 300% higher than last month’s & backlinks went from about 289 to 2672! Thanks George! Awesome job!
… met with two sales rep this week, saw new neat stuff, can’t wait to get them all in & open the boxes…it’s like Christmas everytime a shipment comes in! (Oh & some are coming straight from France!).The hard part, I want to display them all in our small place!
…attended the Texas Global Trade Summit but I only stayed for an hour. Just wanted to see what it’s all about.
… bummed that my Technical Drawing for Interior Design classes were cancelled by the college (no instructor). I did attend a short photography class, signed up for fabric block printing & mixed media drawing which will start not until November though.
… I had an epiphany of how i’m going to take this venture to the next level after having lunch with a very succesful & admirable person. His story inspired me so much. To me, wealth is not what’s in somebody’s bank account, it’s what’s in their minds. So, my task? Get some of that wisdom! 🙂
So sorry, I know, a little boring but hey, I may start doing this regularly. Keep me on track & sort of follow my intent of blogging about the struggles & triumphs of a small & independent business. Next week, i’ll be at the clinic so there may not be much going on as far as the online shop is concerned.
In the meantime, I am inspired by this image from Elle Decor. I am in love with white wooden floors & those wooden benches…adorable! I’m thinking I might just get one that looks just like the ones in here at El Paso Imports. Which color though?
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