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Okay, I’ve done it. I’ve opened a second blog that will be a “selling” blog. I’ll place items on it before listing them in my Etsy stores (or may do both simultaneously). My mom has been wanting something like this for a while and I finally
had made the time.
Why have a selling blog? Well, 1) I wanted a place where all my Etsy stores could be shown in one location; 2) a place to quickly list my latest finds for sale until I had time to write out nicely worded listings & take all the fancy pictures (I need to get a photo light box made) for Etsy ; 3) list items that didn’t sell on Etsy, 4) where" “make an offer/choose and item for $X” could be placed; & 5) items that didn’t quite make the 20-year cutoff for Etsy (I have a LOT of Madame Alexander dolls that fit into this category).
Having a selling blog seemed to fit the bill. So, the name of it is Epoch Junktique (epoch meaning “vintage” – like y’all didn’t already know that). Currently, all four of my mother’s and my Etsy stores are listed as well as a couple of games and books. I’m playing around with the Pages Gadget and with adding a PayPal link under each listing. Once I get it all figured out, things should run smoothly. I also take checks and will ship Worldwide.
Down the road, I hope to use it to announce blog-only specials, as my business grows.
See, there’s a method to my madness. When I retire in 14 years (13 years, 11 months, and 25 days but who’s counting?) I plan on antique hunting or junkin’ being my “second career”. I also dream of owning my own booth in an antique mall. So, I’m taking my first “baby steps”. I want to travel around the US with my mom if she’s still able and with friends I meet through the years that share my love and passion for vintage/antique items. Considering the lack of anything down here vintage except furniture and glass (which I avoid), I have to travel. My motto will be Have Truck, Have Trailer, Will Travel! Okay, so I have to get over the fear of towing things – I totaled out a perfectly good boat I was towing several years ago – can’t tow a dern thing now!
Back to my new blog - At first, the going will be slow since I don’t have a lot of free time on my hands, but hopefully, I’ll be able to list more and more. Plus, if I can ever teach my mom how to blog, she has TONS of vintage items she can list. It takes a combination of Windows Live Writer and Blogger Editor to get things just right.
Now a big SHOUTOUT to Karen at The Graphics Fairy for all the help she gave me in getting my new blog set up with three columns. She a WONDERFUL, SWEET person. THANK YOU KAREN!
Until Later ……………………………