Monday, December 6, 2010

Why I Blog

Gene, Danna & Jimmy
In Oct. 2008 I Gene and I had the privilege to drive Danna & Jimmy Crawford ( from an eBay gathering in Hays, KS to Denver.  

In the 3 1/2 hours we were in the car Danna asked me if I blogged.  I gulped and said no,  not really - thinking what would I write about and who wants to read about me, or my stuff or my life?

Boy was I wrong.  

A blog can be many things and for me it is to promote our eBay listings by using keywords to get folks to the blog and then hopefully they will be curious enough to click on our logo that will take them to our listings. 
Griff and me
While we were in Kansas we met some very amazing eBayers, including Griff.  He did a review of one of my listings as a workshop to a room full of people.  
Griff recommended that we use a mannequin to display our ladies scarves.  That mannequin has become our logo and hopefully our brand. 

Picking a subject that is keyword rich is the secret I use to be visible on the 1st page of a Google, Yahoo or Bing search. 
A restaurant that was on the Food Network - Diners, Drive-In and Dives that we ate at in Chicago
 One easy way to get started is to do reviews of businesses in a community or city that will bring locals to the blog looking for a review of that business. 

Guest interview on eBay Radio with Griff & Lee 12/7/10 

Please email me at with a link to your blog so I can become a follower. 

One tool to help promote your blog is EntreCard. I will be demonstrating EntreCard in a Webinar, for the members of
Virtual Online Learning, on Jan. 13, 2011.  Membership goes up on 1/1/11 so join now and save $50.00.

Join my new Yahoo group / message board, I just created for new and experienced bloggers.  Blogging 101 and Beyond

Try it- blogging can be alot of fun and you can meet alot of new, interesting people along the journey.


elegantKB said...

Heard you on eBay Radio today! Thanks for keeping up your blog. Have a happy holiday! ~Kerry @elegantKB

Danna Crawford said...

I came to visit your blog to pick up your feed to add to VOL and OMGosh I was pleasantly surprised! Sorry I missed you on the radio, will catch the archives as I am sure you were brilliant! You touch my heart more then I can say! Hugz and blessings, Danna xo