I am blown away by the amazing support I have received! Thank you all for the love and support! I have to thank Kelly Rae Roberts for her amazing e-book Flying Lessons. She gave me that extra push that I needed to go ahead and jump in. Get my feel wet and just go with it. If you are a creative and wonder to yourself how am I to make my art a full time business then her book is for you. Its on sale now too! No I am not getting anything to promote her book, I just had to share where I got my big push from. You have to start somewhere right, so here is where I am starting. This blog is a WIP (work in progress) So is this site, I have no idea what I am doing. I have spent the past week working in WordPress Forest Gumping my way through. I have no idea how to technically do websites, I figured, I can do this. HA! I am still trying to figure out how to get comments to show and how to tag my website, how to get it on a google search and what is a SEO or Meta ect… If any of you know these answers please please please let me know! 🙂 I’ll share I promise! I need to tag it to have it show on google right? I did get the hosting and the WordPress site and all from GoDaddy… they have been great, answering questions about WordPress even though its not their product. Thank You!!

9 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. Elizabeth

    Janine, you should check out SEO by Yoast – it’s an SEO plugin that I’ve been using and I like it so far – it helps walk you through how to optimize your blog posts for SEO.

    I like your attitude of being a work in progress – I’ve been treating my business the same way! It helps you stay clear of perfectionism land. 🙂

    1. Janine Post author

      Thank you so much Elizabeth! I will check that out. I can use all the help I can get! 🙂

      Yes I am finding that mind set of a WIP is helping me greatly since I am such a perfectionist!

  2. Margarita warner

    I met you in the piedmontpark art market,and I realy feel your positive actitude,and i found your art very intresting,congratulation for doing what you love your work,and for sharing your work on the web on process,I am an artist too,and I know it is a work doing etsy and this post,is a matter of time ,research and dedication.
    Now I just have facebook but my drea is one day doing what you have done already.
    Etsy and blog.
    Thank you for sharing your experience and your everyday on your art.

    1. Janine Post author

      Hello Margarita! I remember you! So happy you found me. Thank you for your kind words. I would love to see your Facebook page and your art, send me the link. If you have any questions or thoughts let me know my e-mail is I am hoping to be at the Chastain Arts Festival and maybe I will be able to see you then. Good luck to you and Thank you again!

  3. Iris

    YAY well done! Just getting going and DOING IT is the biggest step. Everything else is incremental.

    If your website is on wordpress, just make sure all the fields in the site information are filled out, that should help with meta data.

    SEO is search engine optimisation. It’s the things you can do on your website that will help it get found on Google and other search engines. It’s a huge area, but well worth looking into to drive traffic to your website long-term.

    Small steps are great (and if what you want to do is not small, break it down into small steps) because everything feels doable and you can approach everything on an individual basis.

    Good luck on your journey!!! Love your art. The colours and shapes really speak to me.


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