I do apologize for being missing, but here’s what’s been going on.
I blog for an automotive website for a living, and now matter how hard I try, what automotive news is or isn’t there…nothing seems to matter to the man who runs my department. My direct manager, though, keeps encouraging me and saying things like I’m doing a good job. I blog all day about things I could really not care all that much about, though some automotive news is actually pretty awesome. So bossman, over the past few weeks, has been comparing me to the blogger we had before me. That guy had a fucking degree in writing! Me? Automotive knowledge. So, as you can see, I haven’t quite wanted to blog for MY business.
Then we come to I have the free WordPress because business isn’t exactly picking up, so it’s an extra expense I can’t afford to have it streamed to my site, let alone photos and such. I mean, fuck, I just finished the most fun custom order and you’ll only see it on Instagram.
This week, has been, by far, the absolute worst week I’ve had in a while. It started out great then shit hit the fan and I wound up taking a mental health day yesterday. I’ve had practically no time to educate myself on my business for things such as marketing and “words that make people buy” because I come home from work drained every day, due to one thing or another.
I want my business to succeed. I want to be able to get out of bed at 9 instead of 5. I want to grow my business. But I also understand that to remain handmade, I can only grow so much and so far. I’m not saying I want a 6 figure income with this, because I suffer no illusions of grandeur.
I ask that you please bear with me while I get back on track, and maybe you could spread the word of Byrdie’s Handmade with friends, coworkers, etc so I can grow and continue showing you all my journey.