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Monday, December 8th, 2008
8:36 am - ErrantDreams Crafts!
Introducing our handmade crafts shop: errantdreams.etsy.com, where we sell beaded jewelry, bookmarks, etc. Go look! :D

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Thursday, June 21st, 2007
12:42 pm - New Site
I post here so rarely (like I said, I keep this account largely just so I can leave comments on friends' LJ accounts) that I almost forgot to note my site change.

BurningVoid is moving, and is now becoming ErrantDreams.com. It isn't quite finished and still links back to a few things at the old site as we fancy up stuff like the links directory. Anyway, here's my personal blog, our book and kitchenware reviews, and the writers' exercises. That husband of mine has done a wonderful job with the design.

current mood: sick

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
7:33 pm - Project Progress
Might as well post a project update. A few months ago a friend, my husband and I had a few random ideas for mmorpg-related t-shirts, and on a lark decided to make a cafepress store, BV shirts & things for gamers. It got rather large, and as such things are wont to do sprouted additions for designs related to cats, writing, food & cooking, and more. Finally we decided--just this week--to split those off into Caffeinated Chicanery.

Yes, it costs a bit to open a new premium shop, particularly if you minimize the fees by paying for a year at once, but surprisingly (for something that started as a lark) the work so far has more than justified the extra expense. In fact, I'd say right now we make enough in commissions in two or three days (not counting monthly volume bonuses) to pay for a year in shop fees. Sure, it's the holiday season right now, but still. I'm kind of in shock at how well this is doing. And, more importantly, having a ton of fun with it! :)

current mood: shocked

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
9:52 am - FAQ #1: who the heck are you?
Okay, if I left a comment on your LJ and you're saying "who the heck are you and how'd you find my LJ?", that's a question that has a very easy answer.

Welcome to Teh Intarwebs (otherwise known as the internet), where things you say are very public. When you use that little "tags" blank on your posts, you are allowing Technorati (a blog indexing portal) to index your posts based on those tags. Ergo, if you put a tag like "NaNoWriMo" on your post, anyone who goes to Technorati to see what folks are saying about NaNoWriMo may end up stumbling across your post. If you are not interested in such traffic, leave that spot blank--it doesn't prevent your journal from being publicly findable online, but it does remove one potential source of traffic. Locking your journal so that it's visible only to your friends is the way to make it private. If you like meeting random new people via your blog posts, go ahead and keep tagging and folks like me will drop by and say hi. :)

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
4:08 pm - NaNoWriMo
Just wanted to leave a quick note of encouragement for all you NaNoWriMo participants. Best of luck to you! Whether or not you reach your goals, you get full marks for having the courage to give it your best shot. Now go write!

current mood: optimistic

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
2:10 am - Performing a few experiments
This isn't my main blog; that's here. I also already have a "blog" that acts as a content management system for my reviews, and one that presents writers' exercises for folks to play with. I don't intend this to be a replacement for those or any kind of big thing. If I come up with ideas for other things I might want to do in blogs, I'll experiment with them here first. And, I was tired of leaving comments on other people's blogs as "anonymous"!

current mood: tired

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