So much has changed since I last blogged with regularity.
My Gorilla post about depression was published on Huff Post and shared thousands of times. It was even published in the NAMI magazine. I continue to get positive feedback as it slowly spreads and helps people effectively communicate how they are feeling.
BasketWorks became BasketWorks, Inc. For anyone not sitting at my desk there are absolutely no changes. Well, my business card changed, but only a little. From this side of the desk, there is more paperwork and many, many questions directed to my account and lawyer. I am glad they are patient with me!
I designed a new theme gift box for our Chicago gift packages. I am really tickled with how they came out! Keep your eyes here for a new Chicago Tote bag – also a BasketWorks design. We are working on getting them made now!
I’ve joined the National Concierge Association. A professional association of Concierges and the businesses that work with them, being accepted to this organization was quite an honor for me.
We are bringing back our paper newsletter. We plan on publishing quarterly – some reprints of blog posts, some new material. Please send me your snail mail address if you would like to be added to our list.
My eldest son is already a sophomore at Knox College and absolutely loving every moment of it. This tiny school has proven to be the exact right fit for this kid who definitely marches to his own drummer!
My younger son completed his Eagle Scout this summer and has grown taller than me. He loves picking me up and toting me around the house.
I am sure there is more, but I am going to go with this…under the promise to blog twice a week, I don’t want to bog myself down with seeking perfection.
Well, I’ve been gone for quite awhile, but I am back again. I am told that blogging is beneficial in a myriad of ways:
It is good for sharing my assorted thoughts and ideas. I enjoy streams of consciousness as much as anyone, but that is a scary thought, I am reasonably confident that you don’t want to know what is going on in there. Trust me on this one.
It is good for increasing traffic to my website. I haven’t seen that, but then again, I haven’t kept up my end of the bargain with keeping this blog current. So given that, it isn’t fair of me to make a determination one way or the other.
It is good for creating a relationship with my readers. Now this I take objection to. I just cleaned out over a thousand comments for this blog. Every single one was from a spammer – not exactly the readership I am seeking. That said, they do think I am pretty fabulous – check out these quotes;
“Everyone will cherish this release, it’s most valuable.” There are variations on this telling me that “everyone will enjoy this piece.”
“This really is nice compose, I will shaire the idea for this frinds” Occasionally I have “nice produce” but for some reason, “frinds” is always misspelled the same way.
It is a great way to introduce folks to new designs and to make special offers to readers. I think this falls into the same category as my second item above.
I promise to do a better job at updating and posting, aiming for twice a week. I just hope that I am not alone out here with the people who seem to be obsessed with outlet prices on bags and sunglasses! ( I am sure they are very nice people, but I’m not so sure they are looking for anything that I have to offer).
In any event, all this said, I will see you again early next week – let me know if you are here!