Tuesday, May 10, 2011

you can find me here

sorry, but you are no longer going to find my updates here. If you want to know the latest about me, you are just going to have to go and check out my brand new website:


hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sign up or miss out!

I have been working super hard to get the new website up and it looks like the big launch is just around the corner. And when I say just around the corner, I mean like NEXT WEEK!

soooooo.... you have got to sign up for the email newsletter if you dont want to miss out on all the cool new stuff that we will be doing over at the new site. 

The Hammer of the Gods!

Thor Golf Club Cover by Traceyknits
Thor opens this weekend in movie theaters across the country. While the opening of another Marvel Comics action film may not seem like a big deal to you, consider some of the details:

  • Marvel films are now made by Disney studios
  • The film was directed by Oscar Nominated Actor/Director Kenneth Branagh
  • It stars Oscar winner Natalie Portman and Sir Anthony Hopkins

Sounds to me like it a sure fire hit. We will see what happens. As shown in past box office flops, sometimes too much of a good thing is just that.

I plan on seeing it just for the scene where He takes his shirt off. See that body in the trailer here:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Where are you?

Justice League Knit Golf Club Cover Pattern
by TraceyKnits
Have you ever googled yourself? You know you have at one time or another done a search to see what people out there are seeing about you. You may have even googled your Etsy shop, but have you googled the competition?

I had a a BIG wakeup call the other day when I decided to do a google search for "knit golf club covers". The first sign of my shop was on page 4, and that was a review from a blog. The link to my actual shop came up on page 8.


You know that no one is going to leaf through 8 pages to find my shop unless the first 7 are filled with garbage, which I must say, where not. None of the others made anything like what I make, but how can they find me on page 8?

Think about your SEO!

This is a perfect example of why SEO is important. And how did I correct the problem you may ask? Well I will tell you: View Source.

Every webpage has a source code that you can view by clicking on "View/Developer/View Source" in your navigation's toolbar. In the meta tags, under keywords, you will find what you need. Go to the first page that comes up and read those keywords, they may be the thing that is leaving your shop at the bottom of the pile!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

This Day in History

Custom Marine golf club cover
 by traceyknits
I woke up this morning to find out that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by US forces in Pakistan. After the shock of the years of anticipation for this moment wore off, I started thinking about President Obama's place in history.

Did you know that on the same day in 1945, the world found out that Hitler had killed himself in Berlin? A Democrat, Harry S. Truman sat in the Oval Office.

Hitler is Dead - 1945
Osama is Dead - 2011

I hope that his death brings some comfort to those who have lost loved ones to this man's horrific plots against the world. And I hope that it does not renew enthusiasm for those that follow him.