Blog FA: Krafty Max Originials

FA: Krafty Max Originials

11/07/2021


FEATURED ARTIST: KRAFTY MAX ORIGINALS I am a lifetime beader.  I started beading and doing beaded macramé with my mom at about age 4!  My mother has photos of me giving away friendship bracelets in Kindergarten.  Although I love to crochet, knit, and scrapbook I have always come back to beads. 

When my son was born about 6 years ago my hubby and I decided that I would stay home and take care of him.  I quickly found out that I was not a sit-at-home type of person.  The beads and creations just started flowing and Krafty Max Originals was started.   And now, over 35 years after I started I am still doing something I love!

PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BLOG.

My blog started as a self-promotional site, however, I quickly found out that I LOVE showing off other people’s work more!  I have designed my blog to have the most basic and simple information on it.  My goal is to help those I feature to grow their ART and BUSINESS. 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING AND HOW DID IT START?

I started my blog on March 18th, 2009. I was inspired by all the talk of BLOGS and how they were the thing of the future.  Basically, I just went to Blogger.com and the rest is history!

WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS DO YOU FEATURE ON YOUR BLOG?

I feature just about anything that is ART or CRAFTS.  Most of my features come from ARTFIRE since I like to support them, but I also get featured artists from FaceBook and other places on the web.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE GIVEAWAY?

That is hard.  I don’t really do many give-a-ways myself.  I usually donate items to other people when they are having a give-a-way.  But the favorite one that I did was when I asked people to tell me their favorite item on my Art Fire site.  That really gave me insight to what my readers liked.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU HAVE FACED SO FAR WITH YOUR BLOG?

The time.  It takes so much time to find an artist – that fits into the theme of my day, research that artist, and then put it all into words.  I know that sometimes my features are short; however, I read all I can find about that artist before I feature them.  I look at all their sites, what they represent and what they are doing with their art.  This makes me sure that I am featuring the right artist each time!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BLOGGING?

Meeting all the new artists that I have featured.  What you don’t see on the blog is the interaction that I get from the artist after the feature.  Very rarely do I feature someone that I have contacted first.  I do the feature, and then tell them about it.  Most of them are not only grateful but find that I have seen them in a different light than they see themselves.  Most all of them are so very humble.  I have developed a great friendship with MANY of my featured artists.

DO YOU HAVE A BLOGGING PET PEEVE?

The NONfollowers and the NONcommenters.  People do not understand that not only do many of us track who and how many people follow us, but for us, it is our way of knowing if we are doing a good job.  For us, our tip is a comment or a follow.  There are so many out there that faithfully read my blog (or others blogs) but they do NOT comment or follow.

HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND YOU?

Beaded, one-of-a-kind creations

SOCIAL MEDIA

http://twitter.com/kraftymax

http://facebook.com/kraftymaxoriginals


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