One of the things I've joined in on, in an attempt to meet my goal of promoting craft in general and my own work in particular, is the Handmade Artists Forum Blog Ring. The idea is that one blog is chosen each week, and everyone else in the ring posts about that blog, then posts the link to their post on the forum. Then everyone reads everyone else's posts and comments, and so on. That way, the featured blog gets lots of inbound links, and the bloggers doing the featuring get lots of comments. Both of these things can boost a blog up in Google search, among other things.
This week's featured blog (yes, I'm a little late to the party, but I thought posting later in the week might help spread things out, since most other ring members will post early in the week, if that makes any sense) . . .
Let me start that sentence again. This week's featured blog is Speranza Jewelry. The blog is quite new, with only a few posts, but it looks very promising. The blurb under the blog title says, "My First Year on Etsy – A Blog About Art, Entrepreneurship, and the Handmade Movement," indicating that this could be a very useful and inspirational blog for other crafters just starting out.
Aside from a blog with great potential, Speranza Jewelry also (as you might have already guessed) has an Etsy shop. Here's something really lovely:
As a side note, the HAF Blog Ring is actually two rings. I'm in ring two. This week's featured blog in ring one is Heather's Haven. Also, the blog ring actually started last week, with everyone in a single ring, but I got distracted and forget to post. Last week's blog was Seedlings Jewelry.