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Monday Mentions – Monsters Etc.

I have a soft spot for monsters of all kinds, and when I came across Monsters Etc. I could not help but fall in love with these adorable little creations by Noa and Ruti.

I feel a special connection with Jacob the brown monster, as I too have been having some serious olive cravings.

Stop by and check out the rest of the Monsters Etc. gang, and visit their Facebook page too!


Working Wednesday – Etsy Tools

To help us keep the shop running smoothly, we utilize several different online tools geared towards Etsy sellers. These tools allow us to track traffic to our shop, search terms used to find us, see who is favoriting our shop and items, and more. We’ve already posted about Etsypreneur, and here are some of our other favorite sites. Every Etsy seller should definitely check them out if they haven’t already (trust us, they will change everything).

Google Analytics – provides specific traffic info
Craftopolis – tracks visitor numbers, pageviews, sales, and hearts
Heart-o-matic – lets you see shop and item hearts
The Vault – allows you to view and search front page treasuries

In addition to these great sites, Twitter and Facebook have both been invaluable resources to our shop. Though we hesitated jumping on the Facebook bandwagon, we have never regretted it – our fanpage has connected us with some amazing sellers and their shops, and helped us to spread our product to a whole new audience.

Can you Blo for a Mo?

Yes, it’s only September, which means NaBloPoMo is two months away yet. But we’ve watched the summer slip by us, and if that’s any indication of how quickly the holidays are going to be creeping up us…we’d like to be prepared. So here are some things that Stagnant Gypsy has been putting together to help the shop be ready for the holidays:

Listing Frenzy
On September 12, 2010 we will be adding a bunch of new items to the shop! This includes OOAK music magnets, new button sets, and new colour patterns for our existing items such as the fleur-de-lis magnets and dishcloth sets. We will also be online most of the day listing these items and promoting the shop, so visit us on Facebook or convo us at the shop and say hi! Below is a sneak peak photo of one of the new sets that will be available on the 12th!

Facebook 500 fan giveaway
We really appreciate the networking opportunities that come with having an online shop, and would like to thank those of you who have supported us over the past few months. Currently we are just shy of 400 Facebook fans, and have decided that when we reach 500 there will be a giveaway! Stay tuned for more information on the giveaway; we will provide readers with more information as we get closer to the 500 fan mark.

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month)
We are up for the NaBloPoMo challenge! And a challenge it will be. Between keeping up with our studies and keeping the shop stocked with new (and staple) items, some days we will be hard pressed to squeeze out a blog post or two. That said, we enjoy reading the blogs of our favourite artists and crafters, and hope that participating in this event will allow us to reach out to readers and bloggers alike.