It’s only Wednesday but WOW has it been a cool week so far! On Monday I noticed that the views/faves on one particular banner in my shop were blowing up, but I never bothered to dig into the stats to find the source of the traffic- I’d recently been featured in a roundup on Candypunk.com so I assumed that was it. Then yesterday my friend posted on my facebook that my banner was on Salon’s tumblr? Say what? I found the post and traced it back to the Editor-in-chief of The Mary Sue, who I now love because people posting my stuff on tumblr with the proper source (ie a link to my shop) is something that rarely happens. Anyway she posted it and it was reblogged by tons of people, including Wil Wheaton (???) and the official Mary Sue tumblr as well.
EDIT: now it’s been posted to BoingBoing as well? THIS IS MADNESS
Then in the afternoon I got a message from someone letting me know that Jessica Valenti had posted a link to me on her facebook! She’s actually bought banners from me in the past and I specifically uploaded a quality image of one of my mini killjoy banners so she could use it as her twitter header, and now it’s on her facebook page as well. Amazing!
Sometimes I feel like kind of an ass bragging about this stuff but like… I work REALLY REALLY hard on my shop and it feels pretty great when people notice & appreciate what I do (and also buy things).
Speaking of working hard, my new snap setter arrived today so I can finally FINALLY finish the boots I made last week. I actually only have one more sample pair to make and then I will be photographing & listing them all for sale! Right now I’m aiming to launch in about a week (on my birthday, actually) and I’ll also be doing a giveaway on instagram so be sure to follow me so you don’t miss out!