Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Internet Infrastructure Renovations & Related...

What I've been referring to, lo these many months, on my website, these blogs, my CafePress monthly newsletter, and elsewhere.

Remember my irritations at Microsoft and its goofiness with its FrontPage? My irritations that Google chose to upgrade its blogs (Blogger) at the same time? That CafePress changed its affiliation program at the same time? That I am renovating and upgrading almost everything? These blogs, my website... And always my stores, of course. (Most of it is like housework - unending, never really completed once and for all).

Okay, an update. As you can readily see, the blogs are slowly being finished. Not there yet, but well under way.

I've recently joined Commission Junction - which already has many of my goods I'm happy to say (go there and do a search on "chm") - so I can once again affiliate with other CafePress stores, as well as other CJ affiliates.

I still have the website to finish - after my Blogger blogs are up to standard. (The MySpace and Yahoo renovations will come later.) Gotta do the "digg" thing, update my "technocrati", do a "Skidoo"? etc., etc. Then there's all that, pardon my French, freaking Google stuff. They're dinging me for AdWords, there's the AdSense thing, The GOOG's analyzing my traffic, etc. - and, well, I've been neglecting it. Happily I make money anyway. : ) (There's that overhead thing, though, with the Yahoo and Google charges...hmmm.) Well, as you can see, I've done lots of my "CHM Internet Infrastructure Renovation" work, and I have way lots more to do. Target date for completion, or at least near-completion, is by 3Q, certainly by 4Q, and well before the holiday rush. I love being self-employed. But it is a lot of work being a one-woman business - and I do it all (and it shows? ; )

I appreciate your patience. Thanks for putting up with me and mine.

Relevant links...

My CafePress stores:
~ Music Stuff & More
~ For Women Old Enough...
My Google Blogger blogs:
~ this : )
~ Music Stuff Blog - related to Music Stuff & More store, plus other music stuff I wish to share
~ For Women Old Enough.../Groovy Ladies blog - related to "For Women Old Enough..." store, plus other items relevant and of interest, I hope, that I wish to share with other Boomer women, as well as anybody else who is interested, of course
My neglected Website @ (with its once Weekly Wazzup Page, which is now the "Not-So-Weekly Wazzup" these days...). Actually lots (and lots and lots...) of really good links on Wazzup and elsewhere on the site - both amusements and useful information.

NEW NEW NEW : CHM Design Store - Music Stuff & More :

NEW NEW NEW : CHM Design Store - Music Stuff & More :

The new - the latest - CafePress merchandise has now arrived.

See the new maternity tops - in black and in white, and the new Junior spaghetti tank tops - which come in a variety of pastel colors (and white) @ New Tops

Also in the "NEW NEW NEW" section is merchandise with my new Earth graphic. The graphic is actually a high-quality NASA photo of the Western Hemisphere - NASA can do the Earth infinitely better than I can!

Speaking of "Earth-ly" matters, I've reduced the price of ALL my totebags in both of my CafePress premium stores. These CafePress totebags are excellent re-usable shopping bags, being strong and easy-to-carry, as well as washable (made of canvas cotton). A totebag sampling. Consider it a step in the right direction regarding climate change/global warming.

Find totebags, as well as the new maternity tops and Junior spaghetti tank tops in both my CafePress premium stores:

= Music Stuff & More store - also find the new tops, as well as totebags throughout this store

= For Women Old Enough... store
~ "Sales & Features" - the new tops (using generally more woman-oriented, so to speak, graphics, not surprisingly, considering the name of the store), as well as totes and more "Earth" stuff
~ Totebag Sampling - includes, for the most part, bags not in "Music Stuff & More" (also, more woman-oriented graphics, such as for moms and grams, and so on)

Friday, May 04, 2007

CafePress Coupons

Please note that I've been starting to add the code/script/whatever-the heck-it-is to my blogs - as in right here - for (dear and generous) Adam's CafePress coupon code offerings.

This is the very same coupon code long offered at my Music Stuff & More store in its left sidebar. (Isn't copy-and-paste wonderful?)

This coupon code is an automatic feature which will continually update with the latest CP coupon offerings. And there's always something being offered.

I believe (I really should check!) you can also add this coupon code in addition to any CafePress' sale or promotion savings - I suggest you give it a try.

Inside Scoop?

Quote below is from a CafePress official person to us shopkeepers. This merchandise is not available yet (or public announcements about it) - but it will be soon.

Any pregnant musicians out there?

Add that, generally speaking, the new tank tops will be especially nice for the hot weather. In nice colors, too.

The quote:

-- Maternity T-shirts: It's what you've been waiting for! With this shirt, we'll be offering a special belly print (10" x 10") area. Available in black and white.

-- Jr. Spaghetti: 3 new colors added! The colors are light pink, light blue, and lemon

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

CafePress Merchandise News

An FYI regarding changes coming soon regarding CafePress merchandise. (And, if I were you, it sounds as if you would like any of the soon-to-be discontinued merch mentioned, you might want to get it right away.)

To quote a message from CafePress today:

2007 has seen many new product additions, and will continue to see many more as the year rolls on. Beginning on May 9, 2007 we'll be transitioning the following merchandise out of our catalog:

-- Custom Postage: Discontinued May 9
-- Postage Pal: Discontinued May 9
-- Blue Trucker Hat: Discontinued estimated June 8 [*note that the black trucker hat will continue to be available*]
-- Camisole: Discontinued...estimated June 8
-- Jr. Baby Doll T-Shirt: Upgraded to Jr. Jersey T-Shirt - estimated June 8 [Jr. Jersey T-Shirt? I haven't heard yet about this item]