Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Doing my civic duty

Today was an exciting day! Voting is so much fun. Although there wasn't the same party atmosphere as during a general election (no one for me to heckle while in line, for instance), it was still great fun casting my ballot. I have to admit - I felt a little emotional as I stared at my candidate's name on the screen. I've been waiting to see that name for years now and to finally see it was a great day indeed.

Mr Hazel and I voted differently, in spite of my threats and attempts at coercion and blackmail for him to vote my way. Apparently I'm not very good at threats, coercion, or blackmail. Luckily for him, I am a forgiving woman and will still cook him his dinner tonight.

Today was another awesome day for sales! I sold three things today. My sister, who is fast becoming my super customer, snapped up pretty Elizabeth. Don't forget to get the matching necklace too when she's available, okay, sis? Heheh. Also, my friend Michele bought Celia and the Ahila earrings. Thank you Michele!

I'm happy to say that since I've sold a total of ten items to date, we are now up to $30 for donation to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Yay! Thank you to all who have contributed so far. This promotion will last until Valentine's Day.

Lastly, my heart count to date: 18 hearts! The prevailing advice when selling on Etsy is to try to list a new item on a regular basis, preferably daily, and I've been trying to do this and largely succeeding. I've listed many items in a row for a couple of weeks now. I noticed that my heart count would spike the day after I list a new item, so this is added incentive to get my butt moving even faster!

6 comments:

Highmaintenancemom said...

Congratulations on 10 items sold!! That must feel so exciting for you! As exciting as voting I'm sure!!

Hazel Designs said...

Heheh!! Exactly like voting!

Couldn't have done it without you HMM!

Camryn H. said...

I am excited to vote this year. It will be my first year! Good job with the ETSY sales!

Karmela said...

Cam -- you MUST tell me who you're voting for. Who is it? Ohio is a big battleground state for my candidate so every vote counts! Except of course if you're voting for the other candidate. ;-)

Hazel Designs said...

Camryn, good luck with your first vote :) I hope it's a good experience!

Camryn H. said...

I really like Huckabee. I too want to put all the people with AIDS on an island... Just kidding. He is totally crazy. But really, I plan to vote Obama.