A New Space

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My first listing and sale.

First off, let me say, “Welcome!” As you can probably tell, this blog is very new. I did import the archived The Best of Etsy lists from the past few months—but otherwise, I’m just starting out on this blog. I’ve decided after a year in business with Mireio, that I’d love to share my process with you.  I’m hoping that as I go along you’ll join in—and maybe share a bit of your process with me.

So, the backstory. A year ago on August 5th I listed my first items in my new store on etsy, Mireio. Much to my shock, I got two sales within a half hour and Mireio was officially launched.

I can hear you now, “LUCKY YOU! A sale on the first day!” It’s true. I was very fortunate. However, it didn’t take me long before I figured out that sales weren’t just going to happen. And like every other seller, I began hunting around for ways to promote myself. Buying banner ads, promoting on twitter, creating a fan page.

What I didn’t do was blog. I have a well established personal blog (Evidently)  and I didn’t see the necessity to be writing more in a different space. Seriously? How much of me does the world  REALLY need? (Yeah, not as much as it gets, I fear!)

However, in the past year, I’ve found it almost impossible to write about Mireio on my  blog. It’s felt like selling Girl Scout Cookies at church. My readership on Evidently shows up because they want to hear me talk about my life–and strangely I’ve found myself reticent to include Mireio. It’s a huge part of my life, but talking about it on my personal blog just felt awkward.

So, after a year of not writing about my love of fabric, my obsession with thrift store — a year of not posting tutorials and podcasts about creating great listings and finding your audience — I’m doing it. When most people are scaling back and blogging in 140 characters or on Facebook, I’m launching Mireio the blog because I have a few things to share with you. The world might not need more of me, but apparently, I have more to give! 

I hope you’ll join me. After a year in  business I’ve learned so much that I want to share. And I’m hoping that this blog becomes a space we can get to know each other!

So let’s begin. . . Ok? Tell me in the comments what your first sale was. In fact, include a link so I can see!

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