May 04, 2012

Two Fun Announcements - Twitter and For the Love

We break from our normal Feature Friday to announce two fun things today!

1) This is the less exciting announcement, but I'm now on Twitter.  Yes, call me a social media junkie :)  I can't promise that I'll be tweeting hourly with outrageously funny lines, but I will keep you updated on my posts here....with an occasional extra bit of something.  You can find and follow me HERE.  And to be honest, I'd love it if someone went over there to start following me so I don't have to be the cheese that stands alone :)  Thanks.

2) As I've mentioned, I've been thinking a lot about how to help promote newer bloggers AND I've been trying to find a way to do more good here.  It think I've finally come to a solution.  Here are the details.

I'm going to try out a new series here during the summer.  We'll see how it goes.  It'll be called "For the Love" because it's about our love of crafting AND our love of charity.

Each Monday you will find a beautiful item here that will be auctioned off for charity.  There will also be a link to the tutorial for that item in the post.  At the end of the summer all the proceeds will go to a great charity.  (I'm still trying to decide which one, but let me know if you have one dear to your heart.)

The way I see it it's a win-win.  The featured blogger (and creator of the auctioned item) will receive a LOT of traffic to their site as everyone hops over for the tutorial.  That's why I'm setting it up this way and not hosting the tutorial here.  I will also do a little write up about that person's blog to help promote them on the auction post.  The auction will be fun and wouldn't you love to buy something knowing that ALL the money goes to a great charity?

Now, if you are interested in being a featured blogger here's what I would need from you.  I'm looking for items that people will really want to buy.  (Think about one of your more popular posts or tutorials.  Perhaps you could do a spin on it.)  You will also need to ship the item to the winner, so you probably don't want to make something that's giant and made of wood.  To apply, send me a picture of the finished item you would potentially auction off and provide a tutorial of.  You have all of May to apply and if you are accepted I will give you a post date.  I know it's a lot of work, but if by some reason it isn't accepted, you still have a great tutorial all ready for your own blog.  Your blog could have 2 followers or 5,000.  It doesn't matter.  I'm just looking for great projects.

So, what do you think?  Are you in?  Are you confused?  (Hopefully not.)  Do you have a charity you love?  Are you excited?  I'd love to hear your input.

Thanks for being here.


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