Self Inflicted July Challenge

Believe it or not, but it seems like I remember someone telling me that blogging was dead(this was several years ago…and I’m pretty sure it was some sort of media expert…hmmmm)…and it seemed like there was a time when blogging was almost dead…almost.  However the world of video bloggers and bloggers who do reviews have really revived the whole blogging world.  Also…there are so many ways to blog and people just cannot resist sharing and opining.

Yesterday, whilst looking at my traffic report to Plaid & Rose, I discovered something…the whole week of the day I blogged traffic went up 100% to my store.   I’ve been struggling to stay consistent with the blogging…so I decided to challenge myself…and you can join along with me!

For the whole month of July…one blog post a day for 31 days.

Yeah…it really is going to be that simple.  Now, for me, I am going to challenge the theory that just posting a few sentences will bring in as many viewers as opposed to posting a full-on informational post with pictures.  I’ll also be measuring what social media platforms bring in the most viewers as I like to share my blog all over kingdom-come.

So…feel free to join me and let me know how it is going for you!


Plaid & Rose Online is 1

It has been officially a year since Plaid & Rose had its online debut.*cue the streamers and half naked dancers!*  Overall…I would say the rebrand is mostly a success…..and the rush I get up in the morning and check off what needs to be done that day….there is nothing better.

I have been soaping for about 10 years.  This last year, however, I have felt a greater purpose with my soap company that I never felt before.  I want my website to speak to people, and I want my company to do good.  So this year is all about fulfilling those two goals.

In any case, I invite you to check out my about page, and join my newsletter.  Yesterday I sent out a newsletter with a fantastic coupon attached, and if you are not a subscriber…you missed out! —just sayin….




Overcoming Obstacles

Social media has definitely left little to the imagination…..but it has also made me more social than I’ve ever been.  It has also made me realize that being social in the real world is just as important.  I’ve noticed a lot of social skills have kind of been lost by a lot of people.    But overall, it’s good to be amongst the land of the here and present.

About three weeks ago I attended the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild’s 2016 annual conference…and I had a blast, met and reconnected with friends, and learned a few things too!  

When I got back home I was so charged up that I decided to go online and make soap live!  I was nervous, I looked like hell, and I was without a tripod, but it was something that dragged me out of my comfort zone.  Check it out!

By the way….my live events happen on my Facebook page….so give me a follow!