Sunday, 5 January 2014

Etsy Ireland - New Blog Co-Ordinator

BIG HELLO AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS!!!


It's just turned 2014 and I have taken on the blog co-ordinator role for Etsy Ireland. On behalf of the admin team and readers of the blog, I would like to thank Rebecca for all her hard work during her time as Blog Co-ordinator. It will be hard to follow-up on all her great work, but I will give it my best!

Me - Shen Wong

About Me
Born in Hong Kong, my family moved to Ireland when I was a toddler. Within a couple of months here, I won the title of Cutest baby in Drogheda of 1982. After my win, we moved away from the glitz and fame to North Dublin.


Recently I set up my own business selling handmade jewellery via Etsy at Shen Wong Jewellery. Whats sets my work apart is the drive that I have to succeed and be different. 'Wired by Shen' is a jewellery wrapping technique that I developed. This technique is unique to my jewellery, it not only eliminates links between beads, but gives my products a polished finish. Read my press release here.



Etsy Ireland Blog
With the new year, I thought I might added one or two new resources. Before I do, I would like to assess the interest. Let me know if you think either of the below would be of interest. I am open to suggestions and ideas.


Ideas:


- Updated Competition Post
List of competitions submitted by team members. This way we can all enter and help spread the word about our members. Win-Win!

 - Markets and opportunities Post
Updated with links to markets and pop-up shops around Ireland


To read my weekly posts, just click on 'Hot Topics' on the left of the page. Starting from next week I will post the following topics. Based on comments and feedback from readers, we will decide on future topics. 

Ideas for Posts:
- How to get government allowance/support (STEA etc).
- Recognition for your craft, how to register with the Crafts Council of Ireland 
- Social media - what's available
- How to draw attention to your market stand

Feel free to connect with me as I would love to chat!

Shen Wong

Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/ShenWongCo 
Twitter      https://twitter.com/shenwongco
Blog          http://blog.shenwong.com/

6 comments:

  1. Hi Shen,
    Best of luck with the new position. Looking forward to reading your posts and working with you. Happy New Year.
    Mo

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    1. Thanks Mo. Likewise and Happy New Year!

      :)

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  2. Hi Shen,

    I was just wondering if there is an opportunity for new members to join the etsy ireland team. I would love to join if possible so could you let me know how?!

    Thanks!
    Eimear

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  3. Hi Eimear,

    Are you looking to join as a blog contributor? Can you convo me your ideas for a regular feature and how often you intent to post? Thanks.

    https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/ShenWongJewellery

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  4. Hi Shen,

    Loving all your ideas for posts, can't wait to read future hot topics :)

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    1. Thanks Letizia! So nice to read positive feedback :)

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