Author Archives: Coral

Do you have bloggers block?

After a couple of weeks of ranty rant rants here on the blog, I thought I’d share something a little more practical and helpful. One of the questions I saw posted recently in a forum I’m on was from a  … Continue reading

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Finding courage when you have a sucky day job

I was getting ready for another day at That Day Job.  I was looking in the mirror, putting on my makeup with an invisible timer in my head telling me to hurry up or I would be late.  Then came … Continue reading

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I’m not like everyone else – do I still get to play?

You’ve read them.  I’ve read them.  We’ve all read them.  Those stories of being business-y or arty since they were 5 years old.  Of having everything just fall into place by serendipity. But what if that’s not my story? What … Continue reading

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What do you want to be when you grow up? (And a Goonies reference)

We used to have a high school girl come into the office at my day job to help out.  She would come in a couple of afternoons a week to do filing and photocopying and all the un-fun stuff.  She … Continue reading

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What’s another word for marketing?

I’ve worked with designers and manufacturers and read blogs and done online courses and now, finally, I have my stamps in my hands and my Etsy store is open. Soooo.  Now what? I’m kinda left twiddling my thumbs wondering what … Continue reading

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My Etsy numbers revealed

It’s a big secret, isn’t it?  Etsy numbers.  No-one wants to tell you what their numbers are.  Well, huddle in a little closer because today I’m sharing mine. I’d never seen anyone reveal this before.  And I thought it would … Continue reading

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Why don’t people talk about this?

Something got brought to my attention this week.  Something no-one talks about.  And I think it’s about time someone did.  And apparently, that someone is gonna be me. I’ve been told that I am  showing the ‘real’ side of starting … Continue reading

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Are you an apprentice or trying to cheat?

You listen to interviews on Blogcast FM, don’t you?  If you don’t, you have to get your butt over there.  Srini  does the BEST interviews.  Yeah, yeah, big woop you say….  But the thing I looooove about Srini’s interviews is … Continue reading

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If you speak in the middle of a forest, does it make a sound?

Okay, I’m back on the voice thing. It’s one of the things I’ve struggled with the most with this whole blogging adventure.  And I think a lot of us feel the same way.  How do we write without sounding like … Continue reading

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Don’t let the dream theives in…

Last week, Terri left a heartfelt comment on my blog.  She called herself a “Dream Chaser”.  Isn’t that the most gorgeous description for what we are trying to do? But one of the things she said made me really angry. … Continue reading

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