Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I just spent the evening getting set up on this interesting website for handmade artisans. I knew a bit about it from the forums on ArtFire, and I've seen a few of the Artisan Spotlights that you can create there. Well, I found out it's quite a bit more than that.

I decided to join because I want to play around with making some Spotlights - I've done a few treasuries on Etsy, and it's fun showcasing other peoples' work. But there is so much to do and see on byhand that I didn't get around to setting up a Spotlight yet. First, I had to enter all my information. I love that you can so easily list everywhere you have a presence on the web.

I also discovered new people and their work - always fun to do! I may not be able to afford any of the things I see right now - but I definitely love looking!!

Something to check out - you can find out where on the web you can buy all kinds of wonderful things :-).

edited to add: Wow! byhand is definitely up there in the Google rankings - I had one Google Alert last night on my byhand listing, and another this morning. That's 2 Google Alerts in less than 16 hours. I do think that this may indeed help with my Google ranking...