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The Friday Blog Round – Up 4/9/10

9th April 2010

The Friday Blog Round – Up 4/9/10

For those who are unfamiliar with this series, I try to do a round-up on Friday of blog posts I’ve found helpful during the past week.   Mostly I stick with the blogs on our blogroll.  If you have a blog you would like us to consider including on our blogroll, you can always leave a comment here, or e-mail me at kristine dot shreve at myenmart dot com.

First up this week, I love this post by Michelle Bell about guerrilla marketing and the history of the Google doodle.   It just goes to show that marketing doesn’t have to be big or showy or expensive to be effective.  There are things any business can do to get the word out that don’t take a lot of time or money.

Next up,  a great post on how to stabilize embroidery designs from the Common Threads blog.   I’m working on a backing guide for EnMart, so I love to see what other people think is important when it comes to backing.  This post offers a good, comprehensive look at the various types of backing available.

At number three this week,  a contest from the Fashion Incubator Blog.   In the blog round-up on 3/26 I mentioned a iPhone app that could calculate fabric yardage.  The Fashion Incubator blog is now giving that app away to one lucky person.  For details on the contest, visit Kathleen’s blog.

Coming in at number four this week, is the news that the National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP) has improved their shipping program.    The NNEP is a great organization that does a lot to help those who own and run embroidery businesses.  They host three great trade shows and offer a lot of valuable services to embroiderers. EnMart is a Supplier member.  If you are not currently a member of NNEP and you own an embroidery business, I encourage you to join.

Number 5 (how appropriate) this week is a new feature on the GSSA blog, Friday FIVE.   The Friday FIVE is similar to this post, except it deals with four items that correspond to the letters in the word five, and then one wildcard item to actually make five mentions.   I think it’s a pretty cool idea.

Finally, I couldn’t let the Blog Round-Up end without mentioning the 4/1 post on the Urban Threads blog.  Unfortunately,  the blog won’t let me single out individual posts, so just scroll down to the 4/1 post which features the adventures of a traveling stuffed bunny.  It’s too cute and too funny.

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