Wednesday, 9 April 2014


How many of you agonize over your blog statistics? I know I do. Since the New Year, I have been blogging and posting to Facebook on a regular basis. I am still not certain that I understand the meaning of all the statistics that are available, but I will continue to learn more about their meaning and about their usefulness.
So far, I believe that I am doing okay with my posts, but I would really like to achieve a larger response. Sometimes I can feel a bit frustrated, but most often I enjoy the process of creating these entries. It is important to me not to disappoint anyone by adding an entry about something that is not interesting. I often find myself wondering - is this post good enough? Is it something that someone would want to read? I know that everyone’s time is valuable, so I do not want to waste anyone's time. My follower number has gone up and down by one person twice over the last few weeks. I wonder if I did something wrong for someone to leave, since they have not been here very long. That also seems silly - people have a lot on their plates and maybe it has nothing to do with me...... But then maybe it does. I am still trying to find my voice as well as learning how to create content that people will want to read.
Let me know about what your experience is like reading my blog. Your feedback helps me to set reasonable standards for myself. My blog goals are to create a blog that is;

  • a record of my work and

  • an enjoyable and informative experience for those people who read it.
 This blog is not about selling jewellery, it is about sharing my work. But lately, I have been getting some requests for prices and for more photos of some pieces. And now that my website is almost finished, I need to decide if I should mention it in this blog. My web site has a shopping cart, photos of everything and even descriptions that explain the materials used.
I welcome your feedback.
I am also venturing down a new path and am currently developing a new line of jewellery that I believe will be named something like "URBAN TRIBAL". I have completed my first piece and am now working on a second. The pieces will have a very raw feel, but will also have a contemporary edge. 

I am planning on incorporating ‘softer elements’ like leather and ribbon for the stringing material, which is a departure from the ‘hard elements’ of wire or chain that I would normally use.
Any ideas or thoughts that you wish to share with me;

  • about blog content,

  • about mentioning the name of my new web site in this blog or

  • about “Urban Tribal”
will be very much appreciated.



  1. Personally, the way I feel about blogging is that you worrying overly much about the content of your posts will only have a negative impact on both you and your blog. A blog is first and foremost for you. I think it's best to blog about things that you genuinely care about and not lose sight of that. If you blog about things you are passionate about, that will be translated to your followers through your writing, and I think that's one of the best things to hope for as a blogger.

    1. Thank you for sharing your great attitude. My blog is definitely foremost for me- I guess I just got caught up in the numbers (I never had any followers for the most part before the New Year) .... I need to stay focused.

  2. I was wondering if you had a link here to your website, Judy. I went back over your text to see if any links popped up but didn't find any :( If it is nearly complete, there's nothing wrong with linking to it. If any sections still need work, you can add "Under construction" or "Available soon", etc. Nothing like a little pressure on yourself to finish LOL.

    Though I can't visit or comment on every post, I do enjoy your writing. As a lover of anything fibre, I of course like the premise of your Urban Tribal. I don't sell or plan to sell, but IMHO it is completely appropriate to have links to your items for sale in your blog content. Having a gadget link in your margin would be great.

    Everyone tells me lots of photos help readership :) Good luck with your business :)

    1. Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate them. You have given me some food for thought. And I will put some links on my sidebar soon.

  3. I love reading your blog. It is informative, interesting and I love seeing your creations. I don't think there is anything wrong with mentioning your webshop here at the blog and don't worry about followers leaving your blog - I've noticed some people add their names hopping the other follows them back, and that could be the case.

    1. Thank you so much for your comments. I never considered your point about following back. I try to visit but do not always follow.