The first day of my new site proved to be even more exciting than I ever thought possible. Here are the highlights…
First, people are ordering. After all this work, it is so satisfying to have orders coming in. I want people to enjoy looking at the cookie pics. I want people to read my blog. But, I really want people to order cookies. It is so super cool that after all the work and expense, that the site works as a store front. I really appreciate all my customers (and future customers). Thanks to everyone for their orders on this first day!
Second, I received so many compliments about my cookie designs. Especially my valentine owls and my lovebugs. See the pics here…
My Owls (I am planning a separate blog post on this particular cookie. It has a story behind it)
My Lovebugs (don’t you love their little heart wings?)
Third, my Facebook fanpage jumped from 4 fans to 112 and counting. Each time I check the page, the number grows. The best part is that I don’t recognize a lot of the names on the list. That means that a ton of people are finding me through their friends’ posts. I read all the comments on my fanpage and was truly touched about all the kind and encouraging messages. What a great way to start off.
Fourth, I got four requests on custom orders in a matter of minutes. People emailed me about a party they are throwing with a specific theme and asked if I could do the cookies. Heck yeah I’ll do the cookies! I love custom orders. It’s fun to branch out into new cookie designs and try something new. I hope those request keep on coming!
Fifth, Tim Shutes, my web designer continues to polish the site. The search feature was added today as well as the newsletter sign-up. He is so talented. The search feature will weed through my products, all my site pages, and all my blog posts. What a great resource for my customers. I really think the search will be a great asset to the site.
That’s all for now…I need to get a great night’s rest because I’ve got some baking to do!
Have a sweet day,