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Crafts have always been a big part of my life. They have been my obsession yet kept me sane. My latest obsession is crochet. Wool and the finished products have taken over the house. A blog seems like the next step in my woolie journey wherever that takes me. Feel free to pop in and see what I am up to.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Time for change.

I find since I got an android phone I spend more and more time on it and less on the laptop. Which is good really because once the laptop goes on all sense of time goes out the window! Cyberspace becomes a labyrinth of information and ideas to be explored and the best form of procrastination I've ever come across!!
I feel I could make more use of this blog but don't because I'm not on the laptop at the right times.
Today it suddenly dawned on me that there might be an app for blogging. After all there's one for just about everything else!
A phone has become the easiest way to connect with friends and family by using social media sites. Lives can be run on line by shoping, banking, booking and even running a business. And when away from home, and with the right set-up, its even possible to controle the home environment - like lighting, heating, TV, alarms etc.
So I wasn't a bit surprized to discover there was indeed an app for the blog I can use. Will it make a difference though? Will I use it and remember to update regularly? I hope so!
My main reason to reactivate this blog is to organize a few give aways over the summer. Facebook has so many rules and regulations regarding give aways now. My main problem with this is that you have to use a third party to run the competition. 
I've been using The Giveaway Tab, and they have been quite good. But now they won't promote a giveaway unless you 'upgrade'. This means that you have to pay to 'unlock' the emails of the entrants. Then they will promote your competition/giveaway and your business page gains more facebook likes than it would without them promoting it. The difference can be quite dramatic! Often in the hundreds!
However I have no wish to know, or no reason to know, the email addresses of the people that have entered my give away. I think its a invitation to spam emails with promotions so want nothing to do with it. So I won't be using that or any other third party to run a give away. Instead I intend doing give aways from here.
So there you have it.  It's been a busy year. And it will be a busy summer. New designs are in the making. I have these lovely new summer kerchief scarves nearly ready to list. Just sorting out pictures of the edgings available. I've been very busy with local orders but feel I need to take the Etsy shop in a slightly new direction, but still haven't a clue where or what yet!
Will keep you posted.
Summer Kerchief Scarves

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