Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Mini-Blog is Up and Running!

Etsy sellers - go add your mini's now!

Following is the press release from The Mini Blog:

"All things handmade.
It's a simple concept, a beautiful one too. Take the world of arts, crafts and handiwork and put it all in one place for shoppers to see. (the place to buy and sell all things handmade) has done that by building a website where an artisan creates an online store to reach buyers and sell their work.

Those of us who use and love Etsy have taken the idea further by building a showcase where many shops within a category can be viewed simultaneously.

These unique galleries of handiwork are not only stunning and easy to navigate, they are also live and constantly changing.

The MiniBlog organizes and compiles thousands of items currently offered for sale from the hundreds of shops on Etsy---each run by the artisans themselves.

A “mini” is a comprised of 4 photographs the artisan has chosen to represent their work.
A mini allows a shop to offer a glimpse of their wares, enticing shoppers to step into their virtual stores to see more.
The minis change with the shops' inventory, making this catalogue a real time shopping experience that constantly presents new and fresh items for sale.

In addition to being an exciting way to shop, the MiniBlog also allows the viewer to explore trends in the art world. This project is something that has never been done before: it is live, ever changing, worldwide and open for free to every handmade artisan on

Please use the MiniBlog to find new artists to buy from, write about, admire and be inspired by.

For those of you in the strong world of blogging and Internet, please link us and spread the word. The MiniBlog is 100% handmade and should be revered for its innovation, beauty and uniqueness. There is nothing else like it."

I am so excited to be a part of this project!


Beck said...

I LOVE the idea behind the Mini-Blog and I can't wait to check it out tonight!

Jenn Maruska said...

That's a fabulous idea - I'll blog about it soon : )

Steph said...

You mini looks so terrific at the top of the needlework page!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great idea! I'll have to check it out, too!

Have a great weekend, Steph! said...

Thank you, Steph!

gilfling said...

oh th is is a wonderful project! I am hoping to add mine - will blog about it this week!

Hope you are well Stephanie!

Tracey said...

How terrific! I have already visited and love being introduced to new artisans.

Tricia said...

Good stuff, this miniblog...i will take a looksee, thanks Steph!

maia (glassbeach) said...

Thanks to you and all the volunteers for making The Mini-Blog happen! It looks terrific!