It is still Wednesday here.

I was looking at the Wednesday challenge and and couldn’t figure out what am I missing until I had a little memory flashback. I had realized that, even though, I embrace technology, enlightening, and development I would change technology. I would stop it, slow it, or turn it off, for a moment so it doesn’t affect a family  life so much (I am not sure if younger generation could survive such an atrocity). Sorry that I am not thinking globally but this seem important.

It is kind of weird to me when I look at, for example: family table, or lack of it, where everybody is glued to their phones, iPods, etc. Little babies exposed to the brightness of the computer screen or the loud noise from the headphones which makes me worry about their eyesight and hearing when they  become “seasoned” citizens. However, on the other side, my little voice tells me that when they grow up we will develop so many “spare parts” that it shouldn’t be my concern what so ever.

I remember the days when seeing an accident, event, or celebration was a prompt for action to help, interact, engage and not to take out the phone and record it first. Have you ever seen broadcast, clip, video recording that made you grin and think “Please help, why are you still taping” etc.

What are your thoughts?

P.S.

It is writing, thought for a moment. I enjoy every moment of developments in my life.

I am not a writer and I hope that I had not made too many mistakes.

 

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Reflection

I am writing this post to stay true to my commitment of posting on my site developments. Really I wanted to write but couldn’t find a reason to sit down and do so, and this reminder worked.

My store is looking much better and amazingly I had learn other tricks to improve it’s appearance. Technical support at Volusion is great and don’t make me feel like a complete “idiot”. Thanks God because it gives me the motivation to keep on going with finding those little glitches that are so annoying but, from my lack of  computer skills, I place them on to do list.

It literally took few minutes with a technician to make my Likethatbea portable app not to show items running into each other. Good lesson to the other store owners about asking questions and not cooking in our own despair. I had also fixed the shopping cart problem of floating onto my store name. This simple improvement had gotten me into a much better mood at the end of the day.

What is also great, I had made my first sale in my own independent store. YEA!!! Another surprise was that I had not linked my shipping services completely assuming that it was done automatically with registration.How could I know it? I am learning that if you get some app, service, etc you have to go over set up to the very end, no exception. Nevertheless, the sale makes me believe that maybe all those hours of trying to reach out had not went to waste. Little victories, like that, provide enough boost to keep me on going. I am very proud of the fact that no one will tell me anymore of how, when, and what I can list in my own place. I am still committed to provide best customer service and develop great relationships with my buyers and visitors.

My next task would be adding a blog to my storefront page and having some direct conversation with my customers. I had not place a date on that task completion but it is something that I want to do. At this time I am happy to blog on wordpress and anoox that provides me with a great escape and good reads after long hours of work.

I do want to thank to my sister, mom, daughter, and son for trying, selflessly, to get involved and get the word out about my store existance. Like many other businesses that are getting out of the ground, have a very limited advertising budget, I straggle in that department and appreciate all the help.

My immediate goals are still related to better set up of my front page arrangements. I will try to categorize the items in friendlier way as, I think, it might be little chaotic at this point. I  would love to hear your feedback in this matter and thank you in advance.

I go to bed feeling happy having great conversations on Easter with my family through Skype.

 

 

 

Wow, change of plans.

So, I am going to increase my writing and engaging in conversation skills. I had sign up for the commenting boot camp and it seem to be a promising improvement to my current skills. New knowledge should help me to plan my blogging better, as well.

Previously I had planned on frequent entries to my blog in relation to my store whereabouts. I was not sure about my posts and at the end had not made any new entries which led to no new developments and information. Some determine visitors came back but I was not giving them reason to come back.

I am hoping that this boot camp is going to make me feel better and confident about my readiness to share my postings. The main idea is that I want to find you and cannot expect you to find me without any directions.

In regards to my store, it is almost 3 mo old and I am still learning about the ways to spread the world of its existence. Have some victories in increased traffic and still staying patient in watching its development.

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Ideal Doll 1962. SOLD

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Vintage McDonalds toy.

Feeling blessed by the ability to do what I love, as well as, empowered by new ideas, wisdom from what I had read and learned in the process.

Bea

http://www.Likethatbea.com

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Vintage Renaissance man entryway stand in woodgrain like pattern.

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Etched crystal elephant with calf stand.