For the entire month of February, I will be participating in NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month – where I write a post a day.
So, yesterday I wrote this post about my business, Bling Diva Designs. Today, I checked my email that receives notifications about comments on the blog, and saw one that made me squeal. There was a special order that I created last summer. I’m not going to write much details here because I’m going to be honest on some things, but you can see the post I wrote on my biz blog here. A blinged out appliance. Seriously, almost ten THOUSAND crystals covered it. It was for someone who has their own tv show. I was asked to do it for an insanely cheap price in trade for credit that I did it on their show. Only, it didn’t make it on their show. Instead it’s been on a few talk shows and each time I get saddened that I’m not mentioned. I know now that it was the price I paid. I didn’t let it sadden me too much. I spun it best I could. I wrote a blog post, talking about it, and every time it comes on tv I make sure to tweet the hell out of it. My friends have been amazing and comment with my company name. I made the best I could out of a sour situation. It’s hard for us small business folks. We work really hard, sometimes undervalue ourselves for a good deal. And sometimes it bites us in the ass.
But today was a good day. The tv show it was on – the host LOVED it. She raved about it a few times (even if she did call it a blender vs a mixer). By 9am I had over 800 hits on my blog – people finding the post through search on search engines. At 2pm it hit 1200. This afternoon it’s at 1500. I’ve gotten emails and phone calls about it. I really really enjoyed working on that piece. I just wish credit was given where it was due.