First, I just want to say thank you to each of you who have signed up! There are 30 (and counting!) of you, some I know and a few new faces. I'm so excited to learn more about each of your businesses and I can't wait to grow together!
Next, I want to talk about avatars. An avatar is the image that shows up when you leave comments on different blogs and forums. Have you ever wondered why your photo doesn't show up when you leave comments on blog posts? There is a way to make sure you show up as yourself and not some weird blue circle! ;)
All you have to do is sign up at Gravatar! You are able to add multiple emails to the account and set avatars for each one. One of my favorite features is that once you set up an account your uploaded photo will show up in any comments you previously left. For instance, if Sarah goes to set up an account at Gravatar and uploads a photo it will show up in the comment she left on the Foil Stamping post! Your avatar will show up when posting on Wordpress, etc. blogs as well. Gravatar will even update your photos if you want to change your headshot down the road!
So, I want you all to head over and make sure you have an avatar and then, I would love if you would leave a comment introducing yourself, your business and what your biggest struggle along the journey has been so far. I want us to get to know each other better and I really want this to be a place we can grow and learn and I hope if you don't have a creative community local to you, that you will find your people here!
I'll go first! For those of you who are new around here, I'm Stephanie and I design and sell stationery and other paper/home goods. I'd say my biggest struggle on this journey is not having the funds I need to invest in really great product. I have had to put a lot of my ideas on the back burner because in order to get the pricing down enough for resale, I have to purchase quantities in the thousands. At this time, it's just not in the budget and those kind of numbers terrify me!