Monday, January 20, 2014
WoPC in Review
We're back! It's been a long hiatus...too long, really. Due to moving, job changes, and the holidays we've been unable to devote the time and attention we want on WoPC lately, but all that is about to change. Before we jump ahead into a new year of crafting, gaming, sharing and celebrating we want to take a quick look at some of the things that have made this venture successful and fun. Why do we keep blogging? Here are a couple reasons:
This year has been fantastic for us in terms of support from our fan base. So far the blog has garnered over 20,500 views spread over our 78 posts. People get here via Pinterest, Google, Facebook, and some fantastic sites that have been nice enough to share our projects with new audiences. This year brought cross references on Geek Crafts, The Mindhut, ThinkGeek and a few others. And don't worry, it hasn't slipped by us that the cross references are all on geek-culture sites. We are so proud of our niche market that we've been planning ahead to expand into more fandoms and provide a little something for everyone.
For those of you who like countdowns, top 10 lists and the like, here are some stats:
Top 5 most viewed articles on WoPC:
#1 Tea Wreath
#2 Rustic Rag Quilt
#3 TARDIS Tree Topper and Garland
#4 Captain America Tree Skirt
#5 Designing with Bleach: TARDIS Silhouette
Top 5 most viewed products on Etsy:
#1 Legend of Zelda Popup Valentine
#2 Tea Wreath - Blues
#3 Mass Effect Coasters
#4 Dinosaur Bookends
#5 Dr. Who - TARDIS Bleach Apron
Speaking of Etsy, it's been a good year for the WoPC shop! We've garnered 1340 views, 102 favorites, and 34 orders. It may not sound like much, but for those of you who have sold via Etsy before, it's a tough market and we couldn't be more proud. Not to mention, the amount of sales directly relates to the amount of time we spend in line at the post office, so it's all relative.
In addition to selling our wares on Etsy, we participated in our first craft show this year as well. It was quite the experience, and even though we didn't sell as much as we'd hoped, we enjoyed it. Maybe next time we'll pick our venue more carefully. Something tells me that participating in a church craft sale doesn't reach our desired market.
Overall, it's been a fun year of milestones and many hours spent working together on creative endeavors. We'd like to thank those who have shared our Facebook statuses, pinned our items to Pinterest, commented on our posts, purchased our wares, and provided us with creative inspiration and support. Hopefully you enjoy WoPC at least a fraction of how much we do. It is truly our passion and we're lucky enough to get to share it with all of you.