Gaining Focus and Learning the Art of Promotion

Have you read the Real Living section of the Statesman Journal today? DIY Studio got its first shout out by a newspaper! And even cooler, Emily from Desperatly Seeking Salem wrote this very kind and flattering blog post about DIY Studio in October. And now I’ve become somewhat of a media star wantabee. My competitive side is rearing it’s ugly head and I’ve become Veruca Salt, I want it now! Sing with me now “I want the world, I want the whole world, I want to lock it all up in my pocket, it’s my bar of chocolate, give it to me nooooowwwww.”

I would love to see more DIY Studio projects featured in the local papers. The article from Heather Rayhorn, A Second-Hand Halloween is just up my alley. Upcycled crafts that you can make at home is awesome. The pictures are fabulous, and no one can argue that Value Village isn’t one of Salem’s best thrift stores. Mostly, I’m just sad that the Value Villages staff of marketing gurus got to our local paper first. But yet I am very grateful to Heather who solicited info to add to the article, so I can’t complain too much.

So what now? I need to work harder and promote more. And most of all I need to focus. If you know me I’ve had four business cards with different business names, Charmed, Honeybee Boutique, Northwest Nest, Ramey Designs, and now DIY Studio (gosh, that makes it five!) in the last few years. My Gemini self has battled with commitment and inconsistency for far too long.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and even my small studio cannot inspire others if my message is not clear and communicated to the masses. Hang in there with all of my sycophantic antics. And as always, thanks so much for your continued support! I may not always know which path to choose, but isn’t the journey is just as important as the destination?