Riding Without a Helmet

I feel a little out of practice for this craft show business. It's been about two months since we've done any type of one at all, but it feels like even longer. I suppose it's rather like riding a bike. Down a big hill. With no helmet. It really sucks going UP the hill, getting ready for the descent but once you start heading down it's exhilarating and exciting and fast. But also a little reckless because you never know if the ride is going to be worth all your hard work and effort to get there.

So we have a smaller craft fair this weekend. I think it will be a good one to get us into the swing of things again. Then the next week is Thanksgiving. We opted not to do a fair that weekend because we're hosting the meal at our house and that just seemed like way too much work. But then the following weekend we have another, larger craft fair. Hopefully the ride downhill will be pleasant and completely worth the trek and climb we're working on going uphill right now.

I also would love to hear from all of you. I just had this idea. I always try to give out a business card when someone buys something from us at a craft fair. Do you think it would be a good idea to print out the address of this blog on the back? It's too late to put it on the front, and I don't think I'd want to do that anyway, but what do you think? It might help to get the word out, and might show potential return customers a little bit about how their favorite products come to be. Yes? No?


1 Response to "Riding Without a Helmet"

Ger said... November 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Actually, I think the idea of showing this blog to possible returning customers is always a good idea... it gives them a chance not only to know the product, but also to know more about the people who work on this product and thus they can get a better knowledge about many things like the kind of ingredient you use, their source (natural, organic, etc.) and so on... So you have my vote regarding the blog part.

Now, about the ride down the hill and wearing no helmet, as a person who grew up in the mountains, and almost literally in the top of a mountain, I can tell you that the only time the ride is not worth the hard work to get to the top, is when you don't pay attention to what lays ahead of you, because then you can end up flying over your bike and landing hard, and we all know that bruises and cut do spoil the fun...


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