Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Entrecard System

So I woke up this morning thinking about last night's FL Panther game vs. Detroit Red Wings. UUUHHHHHH. The Panthers played a good game, but in the end they lost, 2-3 Red Wings, a disappointment, yes, but at least it wasn't a shut out. My mood was lifted (ever so slightly) when I checked my email and saw the "Notification of Payment Received" under the subject line list. I sold something that was listed on my Etsy site.

Before I continue, I must digress...a few weeks ago while I was performing my card dropping on fellow blogger sites, I came across one site where the blogger had decided to terminate his entrecard account as he felt that it was not worth the extra work. Now I have to admit, I don't recall if he was marketing anything, but I do remember one comment he made was that visitors only stayed on his site long enough to drop their card. I do admit that there are days when I do a drop and run, but there are days that I drop and linger, scanning the site to determine if the contents are interesting enough for me to stay longer. Since joining, I have become a fan of several writing, history, shopping, political and sport blogs, which I guess if you have a blog is the whole point...to have followers of your blog??? Aside from a few repeat visitors, I think the only follower of my blog is my husband. Hi sweetie...

Going back to my original train of thought, well, once I logged into my etsy account to view what item had been purchased, I was surprised to see that one buyer had purchased everything within the destash section (six items). What was even more surprising was that the buyer left me a convo titled "Found You"

I found you through your blog, through your entrecard advert at It's Five o'clock Somewhere's blog. I always think it's nice to know that the networking actually does work...
Thank you, Derondao. You can visit her site DerondaDesigns via this link: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5205483.

So this post is just a little food for thought...blogging and networking can lead to sales. I'm off, I have to start adding more beads to my Destash Section. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5628867&section_id=5380655

4 comments:

Leah said...

I love entrecard. Some days I drop lots of cards, other days not so many, but it's gotten a lot more traffic to my blog, and some people do stay and leave comments.

Tialey Vintage Clothing said...

Some days I just drop and run but like yourself there are times that a blog catches my interest and I linger or click over to a shop. It has gotten traffic to my blog and who knows what sales come from it unless you are told. EC is great!

Deronda said...

Nope, I have nothing to do with the blog It's Five O'clock Somewhere...other than like you, I do like to wander when I have time. As I was dropping that day, I click on your advert and you had destash and I had a few bucks to spend. Hah...but actually I am a lampwork artist.

Maggie said...

I use Entrecard like you, some days I drop and run, some days I read, and certain blogs I have started to follow.

(I was planning to drop and run tonight, but here I am reading and commenting!)