Friday, October 23, 2009

The Kind of People You WANT to Meet on the Internet


Hello All! Today is a short post but an important one as well. Let me tell you about some new friends of mine on the internet...

One day I decided to add yet another adventure my already overflowing life- an Etsy shop. As most of you know, I LOVE vintage anything and am especially in love with mid century items. So, in addition to the antique booth that I already have here in town, I thought an Etsy shop would allow me to move the large quantities of stuff I have bought because I have a sick attraction for this stuff and can't help myself acquired.

ENTER: The fabulous Carmen and Ginger!

You can find her blog here and her Etsy shop here.

Within 24 hours of posting new items for sale, Carmen and Ginger had done a search for a specific Christmas tablecloth that I was carrying. She already has one but posted mine on her blog so that those of her readers that liked hers could find one for sale if they wanted one for themselves. She let me know through a conversation on Etsy that she had mentioned me in her blog. SUPER nice right? Well, it doesn't end there. I went to her Etsy shop and then to her blog (did I mention you could find her blog here?). Here is also where I had to wipe drool off of my laptop keys after looking at all of her vintage linens on her blog.

So I replied to her post thanking her for mentioning me and geeking out over her tablecloths and whatnot. Well, Carmen and Ginger then visited my blog and it was a really nice visit. She also gave me the good idea to put a Followers widget on my blog (didn't even know that I had those. Thanks for being my follower Coffee Yogurt!).


So all is good in Blog and Etsy Land. Yesterday, I receive another conversation on Etsy from Carmen and Ginger who read my new blog post and noticed that I only had the URL for my Etsy shop on my blog. She then told me how to put my shop on my blog with pictures of items for sale! (This html stuff makes me want to take a web page building class.) I am really happy I met her! She has helped me so much in the few short days that we have been in contact. So I thought I'd return the love. These are just the sort of people you DO want to meet on the internet!

9 comments:

Carmen and Ginger said...

Wow, that's so sweet I think I'm going to cry!

phd in yogurtry said...

It's a lonely existence but I'm a devoted fan and it's worth it.

(have a feeling I won't be lonely for long)

Sarena Shasteen said...

I love the friends I have made on the internet. There is something to be said for finding people that share a common interest and then to share that interest with them! It makes you feel like you have found your peeps!

phd in yogurtry said...

see? what did I tell ya?

Stacie said...

phd- My thick and thin blog buddy!!!

Sarena- You're next on my blog roll. It's about time for an update!

Oh My Goddess said...

I'm so glad you put on your Followers gadget.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

In my experience, some of the nicest people in the world are bloggers.

Off to peruse Etsy offerings!

Louise said...

I like most of my internet friends better than most of my "real" friends. That probably says something really demented about me. I met my husband online, so I think it just works well with me.

And thanks to your Halloween countdown, one costume is finished! Granted, the other is going to take longer, but I got one done today, even though it's supposed to frost tonight and I had to spend 4 lousy hours dealing with my garden. Anyway, thank you for the reminder (though today it stresses me out even more) so I could get this done.

Stacie said...

I think we bloggers all have a need to connect in ways that satisfy our curiosities, interests, and values. In a way, the internet is a sifter that allows us to do just that. Well, I am glad I found you guys!