I have a dilemma this week and I'm not sure where I'm going with it - except to say I'm going public with it and asking for your opinions! Here we go:
Handmade Monday is popular and I feel I've made some really good blog friends through it (I think some of you feel the same way too). We don't get hundreds of people linking, but we always get a good number, and there's always a good feeling of community, I think. It has developed a bit of a life of its own, I feel.
So, I started the midweek papercraft party, thinking it might run along the same lines... and of course, hoping that it might help to promote my digital stamps, which is a new start up (many of you know how difficult new websites are to promote and get off the ground). I expected that there would be less interest in the new linky party than in Handmade Monday, but I must admit I was disappointed that nobody has linked up this week.
It feels like it's doomed! Am I doing something dreadfully wrong?
A few stats: I have promoted the papercraft party in a few places. There are 30,000 page views each month on this blog. There are over 300 followers via Google and more via other blog readers. Many of those won't be papercrafters though, because I blog about other stuff too. Is it a numbers game, or is something else wrong?
Some of my thinking is along the lines that I may be trying to do too much on one blog. Am I? Or am I trying to run before I can walk?
I do think some hard thinking is in order for me this week - and I would very much appreciate feedback from anyone who has any insight, ideas, opinions or advice to offer!
I think a few big thank yous are in order right now too!
- Firstly, thank you to everyone who links up to Handmade Monday because you remind me how fabulous the crafting community is.
- Secondly, thank you to the Handmade Harbour design team - you are all just amazing and I'm so grateful for your wonderful designs and enthusiasm.
- And thirdly, thank you to anyone who can help me sort my muddled thinking out a little!
Thanks also for reading my ramblings! The images are all courtesy of the design team this week!
It's over to you now for this week's Handmade Monday...