Oh, hello blogosphere. I suppose I haven’t given you a blog post in awhile, so here – have one!
I know I suck at blogging regularly. As much as I dream of blogging once a week, it’s a task that gets shoved off to the side all too often. Plus, at least for me, writing requires some creative head space. It’s easy to make products when I am exhausted, but with writing, the words just never flow correctly.
So, I’m here to tell you that my goal is to write a blog post once a week, however, if it doesn’t happen, don’t get upset. It’s not that I’ve abandoned you or that I don’t love entertaining you with my writing or with fun DIY home crafts – it’s just, I’m a little busy right now.
I’m currently working full-time, trying to run this small business and attempting to have some sort of social life. The busier I am with the product end of my business, the less free time I have to spend blogging. And trust me, I’ve been busy with my business.
Let’s do a recap!
After Camp Thundercraft, I finally had a launching off point for my Etsy shop! I’ve averaged a few orders each week since then. My social media has taken off too! I’m now posting at least once a day to Instagram or Facebook (links at the end of the post).
I applied for, and just received in the mail, my small business license!!! Braddington & Braddington Soaps are now owned by yours truly!
With my business licenses, I applied for my first ever farmers market! Aaaaand didn’t get in… But, that’s okay. Remember the title of this post? Nevertheless, she persisted. So when I saw the rejection email saying they already had too many bath and body products at their market, I sucked it up. Not that I wasn’t upset, I just knew dwelling on that sense of rejection would not take me anywhere constructive.
I started looking for markets that don’t require applications and instead you just show up and sell. Hopefully, I will be spending my Mother’s Day at the Fremont Market. I’ll give more details as the time comes closer.
And as far as product, I’ve had some moments of creative genius and, also, some failure. I’m super pleased with how my most recent soaps have turned out! Even though it’ll take a few more weeks before they’re ready to sell.
As far as failure, I’ve spent awhile hung up on the fact that for some unknown reason, only half of my bath bombs are sticking together. I close them up all nice and pretty. Then, when it comes time to open them, roughly half stay in tact and the others split in half. It’s been driving me nuts.
Earlier this week, I met with a friend from camp who wanted to buy some goodies and catch up. I explained my bath bomb woes and, much to my surprise, she told me she would’ve preferred to have the halfies. What?! My brain is so inclined to aesthetically pleasing products that I thought no one would want these broken bath bombs. I hadn’t even realized there are people out there that the first thing they do when they get bath bombs is cut them in half. This way, you can get more uses out of them. Thank you, Marissa!
Keep your eye out! Some day soon, all of these halfies are likely to turn up on my Etsy shop as well.
There, I think we are all caught up now. It is still crazy to me to look back at this past month and see where I started and where I am now. I hope this is all very promising for the future of Braddington.
Looking for my Etsy shop?