Friday, June 18, 2010

Featured Blogger Friday(6/18)-Etsy It Up!

Welcome to another edition of Featured Blogger Friday!

I'm very happy to bring to you a fellow blogger who has some very special news to share with everyone...

Tomorrow is her golden birthday :D

Of course, in the blogging world birthdays are quite a big deal so keep out an eye for an announcement on The Element regarding a particular birthday bash ;)

In the meantime, enjoy this interview from Celeste of Etsy It Up!

Q. What’s your name and blog? What other information would you like to share?

Celeste ... from Etsy It Up!

Q. Why did you choose that name for your blog?

I always seem to be saying things such as "pretty it up" or "snazz it up" - for fun, when referring to different things ... so Etsy It Up! just seemed to work. But! I'm actually going to be changing the name of my blog soon (along with a new blog design) --- it's going to be a very different name. ;)

Q. Why did you start blogging?

I was browsing through the forums on one night- and noticed that a lot of the shop owners were mentioning that they were having a hard time finding good sites/blogs that would help them promote their shops. I figured, "Hey! Maybe I could start one of the blog things and help these people out"! Right now, my blog is pretty much one of those "giveaway blogs" - but I definitely did not intend for it to be. (I had no idea that "giveaway blogs" even existed when I first began the blog... the blog just sort of morphed into one after receiving requests for me to host giveaways...and now that's pretty much what it has become. I do enjoy hosting all of the giveaways -- it is a lot of fun! But I hope to switch-gears and possibly even start a new blog - one that is more personal. (along with my current one)

Q. What kind of stuff do you cover with your blog? Is there a specific genre you write about or is the sky the limit?

I try to stick to feature etsy shops and "small business" websites - but will sometimes also feature larger companies/websites. I suppose my blog could fit under the categories of "shopping blog" & "giveaway blog."

Q. What is one must read post that you have written {Include Link}?

Well, since all of the posts are about other people (i.e. their shops) not any 1 post sticks out to me.

Q. Name one thing you love about your blogging job.

I love finding new indie shops - and the fun of being able to email someone saying "congrats! you won a prize"! :) really is such, such fun!

Q. Name one thing you’re not quite fond of about your blogging job.

The time it takes. Sometimes I'll sit down to write-up a few posts and then look at the clock and realize that I have been at the computer for a few hours! ha! (blogs suck you in! ...especially reading blogs - I could read blogs all day long).

Q. What’s one random fact about you?

I can do "the pretzel" [putting both legs behind your head while sitting down] with no hands. I believe the first time I ever did it was when I was three years old. My mom was sort of freaked out - and even called my pediatrician to find out if it was healthy for my muscles! lol!

Q. Inspiration comes in many forms for different people. What inspires you?

I have a deep faith in the Lord, and I am constantly inspired by his Word as well as our gorgeous world that He has created for us. It amazes me each and every day that He loves us so immensely that He would provide us such a beautiful place.

Q. Where else can we find you(Personal Website, Etsy Shop, Twitter, Facebook, Etc.)?

Twitter! -


Natalie A. said...

It's great to learn about Etsy It Up! Great post! Have a great Friday!

Amy said...

Great FB and Happy Early Birthday..

Unknown said...

awww I love Celeste and her blog, always so cheerful and bright!!! Thank for featuring her!

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

I love Etsy It Up! Thanks for sharing this!