Saturday, February 27, 2010

One Week and Growing!

WOW mom, look at us grow!

We are just over one week old. A lot has happened in that week. I’ve heard a lot of nice comments (and one negative almost stalker) and a few suggestions. The suggestions are welcomed and have been acted upon as best as possible to better the site.

  • We’ve added 30 crafters to the site.
  • We have a Give Away feature where you can list your give-aways using McLinky.
  • We’ve had interest from crafters outside the US. With enough interest, I could see additional continents being added. Right now they “float” in the water area due to software restrictions.
  • Put in place the format to promote a featured blogger.
  • Started to advertise the site and receive advertisements.
  • Gained 32 facebook followers. (link box to the right)
  • Gained 13 Networked Blog followers. (link box at the bottom)
  • Started a Twitter page.

Things to look for in the future:
  • A featured blog give-away. (each week? Each month?)
  • A featured blogger. – the first one coming soon!
  • More blog lists – if you have any ideas, let me know. In place are an Etsy and Artfire list as well as an instruction list.

Things you can do:
  • Promote The Craft Map to your fellow crafters.
  • Join the groups at Facebook, Networked Blog, and Twitter.
  • Drop me a note or make a suggestion.
  • Let me know if The Craft Map has generated any page views for you.
  • Visit the resources page; these links help support the site.

I will continue to work hard for you promoting The Craft Map. As I have said, I thought this was a good idea and one I thought the craft community could use. When I started The Craft Map I had no idea how it would be received, I have been blessed with the initial turn out. My hope is that it continues to grow and is a benefit to you all.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Welcome to The Craft Map. We are so excited you are here. Beginning a new adventure always comes with a variety of emotions. Growing through the idea stage, and actually implementing the ideas and getting everything to work was an exercise in patience. So, here we are, releasing our baby to the public and waiting with baited breath to see how we are received - welcome to our unveiling! Your participation will let us know that our idea was a good one in which we can grow upon and add additional functions as we age.

Take a look around, enter your information to be added to the map (use the "join the map" link in the black bar at the top of the page or follow this link), visit other crafters, find others that do similar work, and find crafters in your area; basically use this site. We intended The Craft Map as a way to connect people and crafts together. If you think of another way in which we can support you or if you have an idea to better our site, please feel free to contact us and let us know acrafter@i(dot)am

Thanks for visiting, and if you haven't noticed, we are glad you are here! Welcome.

Many Thanks to Bargain Briana for the original concept of The Frugal Map and allowing us to build upon a great idea.