Monday, July 12, 2010

Link Party Time! - Modern Craftswoman Monday #11

Time to party in a very big way! Thursday's party drew over 650 thumbnails. It was an overwhelming success. I cannot tell everyone how pleased and flattered I was to have so much support for Times are Tough Thursday.

So here is the deal, I listened. Because of the response we had on Times Are Tough Thursday, I am going to change things up a bit for Modern Craftswoman Monday. With around 500 thumbnails posted last time on the first day alone, who am I to argue. So, let's get this show on the road!

***Please Read The Rules And Instructions - This Party Has Changed A Little Bit***

Really Easy Rules

******You Must Become A Follower To Participate If You Are Not One Already*****

1.) All crafters are welcome. This includes sellers and non-sellers. The more the merrier! You may link directly to your Etsy store or selling blog if you want. Many crafters work very hard to pay a few bills with the items they make. This party is an outlet for them to get a little free advertising if they want it.

The items posted must have been made by you.

3.) You may enter the price of your item in the description. In fact, I encourage it! Let's see some crafters sell a few things this week. I will be allowing up to 50 characters in the description area for you to take advantage of.

4.) This is a "pay it forward" and "honor system" type of party. It's success largely depends on the number of people who attend and how much you as a participant promote it. Please link back and pass the word along. Some of you will find it hard to link back from your Etsy store. That is fine. I understand. Just try to promote the party the best you can. Here are a few ways that some of the really cool people promoted last Thursday's party. They.......

grabbed a button, tweeted it, put it on Facebook, emailed their friends, wrote a feature about it, put it on their sidebar, announced it on forums, notified their group, and lots more. However you want to promote the party is up to you. Here is a button if you want to promote it that way....


Design by Trendy Treehouse

Now for the instructions......pretty easy.

1.) Scroll down past the thumbnail pictures of all the entries and click on the little blue button that says "Add your link."

2.) Copy and paste the url of the item you want to bring to the party in the url box.

3.) In the "Name" box, do not put your name there. This where you will put the description of your item. You can also input the price of your item here if you are selling it.

4.) Enter your email address. It will not be viewable to the public. It is just a part of the sign-up process.

5.) Click on "Step 2" and pick out the picture of the item you want posted. Click on it and done.

That's it!

You can post up to 3 items this week. Take advantage of it!

Also, do not forget to enter the Mermaid Treasure Giveaway!

Click here for details.


Louisa said...

I really like what you are doing here! Very successful way of crosspromoting each other.

- Louisa, The Headband Shoppe

Staci J said...

Thanks for hosting this awesome party!! It's my first time linking up!!

wiz said...

Thanks again Rory. One can't do too much promoting!
I appreciate your energy and aI'm honored to be a part of the party! All the Best.

basketsbyrose said...

Thank you for hosting this! Great way for everyone to promote their shop, and for everyone to see the wonderful work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Rory for taking your time to really think about everyone else and host so many great linky's. The best to you.

Amanda said...

Thank you Rory :) You are a gracious host :)

Pam said...

It's my first time participating in your Monday party. Thanks for hosting!

Emily said...

Following....great showcase!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Thank you Rory..This was a great idea.. Especially when so many are stuggling.. There aren't that many blogs that are willing to let you sell & actually help out with the finances..Good for you girlfirend..I think your going to be helping more people than you even realize!! Barb
P.S. Always a great party!!!


Awesome party. Thanks so much for having me. Kathy

Rebecca Varon said...

What a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for your generous spirit! Off to tweet about it!

Rebecca Varon said...

Thanks so much for hosting! What a wonderfully generous idea. off to Tweet!

Meet Virginia said...

Thanks so much for hosting Rory! Hope that you are having a great day!!


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KonaCreations said...

This is a great idea Rory!! This is my first party and appreciate your doing this for everyone. Thanks so much for having me.

Herina said...

Nice work Rory, thank you for invitation :))