This is part three of answering questions that were left on my March 1st post. You cans scroll through my posts from last week to see my other answers.
Q: How is the etsy shop going? Are you making enough money to make a difference. That does intrigue me. I am always looking to make extra $$$$$
A: It's going great! I'm making a little extra money but I'm doing it more because I love shopping at flea markets and finding treasures. I'm sure if I calculated the time I spend on this, the gasoline going to and from the flea markets, and post office I'm not really making that much extra money. I'm doing it because I love it. It's time consuming though...taking the photos, listing the items, packaging the items (my least favorite part) and spending my lunch hour standing in line at the post office. I'll continue to sell on etsy though as long as it's fun for me!
Q: I recently read Tara Frey's "Blogging for Bliss", and she suggests one should post every day. Do you feel you need to do that? Because I get exhausted trying to keep up with all the blogs I follow in the little time I have!
A: I think someone should blog every day as long as it's enjoyable for them! I do think it's one of the best ways to build up a following so I recommend it if that's what you are after. I started posting 5 days a week a few years ago and now I find it hard to not do it. I feel like I'm letting people down if they come here and it's not updated. I know I feel a little disappointed when I visit a favorite blog and there isn't anything new. Everyone should do what's best for them and it should be fun not a chore!
Q: What Ever Happened To The Dress??? I didn't see it in your Etsy shop!!!
A: I kept the dress for a little bit and then I decided to sell it. It sold fairly quickly and I'll be shipping it off to it's new owner tomorrow!
Q: As a woman, doesn't it ever concern you to put your life out there in the public eye? Did your love of things have anything to do with your other marriages not working?Would you ever give up all your treasures for a man???
A: No, it doesn't really bother me to be in the public eye. The benefits far outweigh the risks. I've made so many wonderful friends by starting my blog. My failed marriages have nothing to do with my love of beautiful things. I've always been a visual person and I've grown up with a mother and a grandmother that collected linen and lace and dishes...and I'm very thankful for that. No, I would never give up all my treasures for a man. NEVER EVER! I may downsize for the right man but I would never get rid of things that are sentimental to me. I could never be with a man that expected me to get rid of my things and keep his! That's just wrong!
I'm out of time so I'll answer more questions next week. I hope this isn't too boring for everyone!
The cottage in the photo above was taken on my vacation to Martha's Vineyard in 2006.