Monday, February 6, 2017

Tutorial - Setting up your Google+ Brand Account

I've just gotten into promoting my Etsy Stores on Google+. I started with my main Google+ account, but have just set up a "Brand Account" for my Vintage Shop and am sharing to help fellow sellers. Note that I work from a Windows PC.

To create your Brand Account Page:

  1. In a web browser, visit the page creation portal.
  2. Follow the instructions on your screen to finish creating your page.

After you've created the page, it takes you back to your main account (at least mine did). You can’t edit the Brand page from there, so go up to your profile avatar and LEFT click (on PC), which brings up a list with your Brand Account. Click on your brand account, and you can edit it as you did your original Google+ page.  

To change your banner and avatar go to your Profile - found in the column at left of screen. If the list is not showing click on the three lines at the top of the screen to the left of Google+ and it will bring the list up.

Click on “About” and it brings up a screen where you can add your banner image and avatar as well as description. Add images by clicking the camera icon, and text by clicking the pencil.  I matched it to my shop for consistency.
Note: when I click the camera it brings up the photos I have on my google account (from phone), if it does that click again and it should give you a choice to access your computer.

You follow the same basic steps to create “Collections”. Just click on the Create a collection and edit away.
*Note that you will remain in the last collection you posted, so go to “Collections” and select YOURS to pick the appropriate collection.

Also *borrowed  from a fellow seller-Alex* A reminder (or new info if you don't know) to speed listing y on G+, hot keys are your friends! Here are the most usable ones below:

Command and C = copy
Command and V = paste
Command and Z = undo

Control and C = copy
Control and V = paste
Control and Z = undo

Good luck setting up your Brand Account page!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dear World, From America...

What this man says, echoes what the majority of American's feel... Thank you, John Pavlovit. 

"Dear World, From America

Dear World,
We felt we needed to say something while saying something is still allowed.
This man is not normal.
He is unstable, malignant, devoid of integrity—and he does not speak for us.
Things we took for granted in our leadership: things like goodness, wisdom, and basic truthfulness are no longer in play, and as things are eroding quickly we wanted to let you know that we’re sorry.
We’re sorry that our apathy and laziness have yielded such a reckless, impulsive, small man to steward this nation.
We’re sorry for the jagged, bitter ugliness that is characterizing us in these moments.
We’re sorry to those suffering greatly, who have braved such peril to seek refuge here and who’ve now been turned away based on the faith they profess.
We’re sorry to Muslims everywhere who’ve been used as pawns to generate irrational fear among those already susceptible to bigotry and discrimination.
We’re sorry to the leaders of the world, who instead of being met by level-headed, measured, intelligent dialogue, are now greeted with the social media rantings of a furious child.
We’re sorry to those who now experience the Christian faith as a racist, Nationalistic bully pulpit wielded with malice toward the very diverse Humanity Jesus lived and died for.
We’re sorry to people everywhere whose lives are made more tenuous, more violent, less safe, less secure than it has been before.
Dear World, we’re sorry and we hope you’ll endure these days with us.
With Despair and Hope in equal measure, in Peace and Unity with you,

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Rainbow Smiled

Yesterday, I marched for all who are oppressed, or in danger thereof, in this country. I marched with love and kindness. And a rainbow smiled upon us. :) 

 I will continue to voice my thoughts and opinions in a peaceful, loving and kind manner. 

We the People have a right to voice our opinion. Every single citizen is guaranteed that right under the constitution of the United States of America. 


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March on Washington

I am marching in my town of Bellingham, Washington today with the Women's March on Washington! May those participating remain peaceful, respectful and safe. 
By an anonymous Bellingham artist - Thank you! 
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.
Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Torchbearers of the Heart

Day two of Women Unleashed Online Retreat included a guided journey by Shiloh Sophia - an intentional creativity exercise on Torchbearers of the Heart. 
These are my torchbearers. This was done in about 10 minutes using waterproof pen and watercolor paints. Amazing for me because #1 - I tend to avoid drawing people. #2 - I rarely create artsy things quite so spontaneous and in the moment.  
It was fabulous creating it. I need to do more of this. :) 

This retreat is just what I need to recenter and focus. 

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