|Number One on the Miscellaneous Hot List at AllFreeSewing!|
What does this have to do with anything, especially sewing?
Well, I was away for a few days recently (short vacation) and at the tail end of that time, AllFreeSewing.com featured my Cutting Corners Collapsible Travel Tray in a newsletter. Wham! Instant megahits on the blog; a couple of patterns sold. And because I was also calling for testers for the Hot Hues Convertible bag, emails started coming in fast and furious.
How is this similar to the phone/bathroom scenario? The first time a project of mine — the Wave Purse Organizer — was featured in an AllFreeSewing newsletter, I was on vacation. I had no time (nor inclination, given that I was on vacation) to follow the rise of the hits on my blog or on the What's Hot list at AllFreeSewing. I managed to catch the fact that the Wave Purse Organizer hit #2 that time on the What's Hot list for top bags and purses, but I have no idea if it ever sat in that coveted #1 spot.
This time, I came back "in time", so to speak. Within twenty-four hours of returning home, I had answered the comments and emails from various folks... or at least I hope so and haven't missed anyone! (Thanks again to all who volunteered to test the Hot Hues Convertible bag; my testers are currently working on their projects as I "speak". I've started a list of potential testers for my next project for anyone who's interested.) But not only that, I was around to catch the fact that my travel tray — the one called the Space-Saving Travel Organizer by AllFreeSewing — climbed all the way up to the #1 position on the What's Hot list for miscellaneous projects!
Maybe I should go on vacation more often.
How about you? Do you have similar phone/bathroom phenomena going on in your life??