Monday, March 30, 2009

Craft Critique - Good News & Bad News

As it says in the title I have some good news and some bad news about the reporter position for Craft Critique.

I thought I'd explain a bit about the blog and what it does since there were a few questions about it. Basically they post reviews about new products, product comparisons and book reviews. They also host give-a-ways from time to time. They were looking to add new staff reporters and since I enjoy writing so much (and someone out there prompted me) I applied and was lucky enough to be accepted.

WELL...the bad news is that there is a no-compete clause in their contract which states that I wouldn't be able to conduct any activities on my blog that goes on at Craft Critique. Basically it means I wouldn't be able to share anymore product reviews, product comparisons or be able to introduce you to any new (or different) companies - stamp related or other wise....or have give-a-ways in relation to any of these types of things.

When I started this blog I wanted it to be a place where I could share information with everyone without restrictions. So even though I would enjoy the writing end of it ~ when it came down to the copper tacks (I like copper better than brass) I decided that Ink Stains (and you guys) are more important to me in the long run and decline their offer to be one of their new staff reporters.

That's the good news btw at least I hope you feel it's good news - LOL!!!!

So you can look forward to all of the reviews, comparisons and new companies (oh! and give-a-ways) I have planned to bring you in the following weeks, months and hopefully years!

Be sure to check back later today as I will continue working with UTEE - today I will be sharing different ways to create UTEE custom colors.

24 comments:

  1. Love you to Roni and glad you sticking by your awesome blog and all the great thing you write about. I like copper as well.
    take care and looking forward to more gerat teachings via the blog.
    Hugs
    Caryl

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  2. Thank you so much Roni, french people should appreciate. So do i. I prefer copper too.

    xox

    Veronique

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  3. Glad to hear you will continue your great work on this blog without any restrictions! Your videos are great and I love it when you add your real life tips and tricks!!

    Take Care - Robin

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  4. That's too bad you had these restrictions -- BUT we are glad you stuck to your guns.

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  5. i'm glad you stuck to inkstains . i just love your personal style and reviews :))

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  6. Happy to hear you will be doing your wonderful blog.

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  7. Hi Roni!!! Sorry you were put in a position to have to choose between two very good things, but I'm so glad and truly appreciate that you decided to stick with the way that your blog is! I love it and I have learned *SO* much through reading your blog and reading through your tips, tricks and product comparisons!!! Keep on with the fabulousness that is your blog!!!

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  8. Hi Roni, I am glad you made the decision you did. I have only been following you for a short time, but I check you everyday as I always know there will be something exciting. I think you are way to good to have any restrictions put on you. Someday the right writer position will come up. Good Luck in all you do.

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  9. You are one in a MILLION Roni! It is not often that one follows their heart and intuition. I am proud of you for doing just that. It must have been a hard decision for you to make.

    Thanx for sticking around and being here for the many artists and friends that stop by to sit and visit for a spell. Thanx for all that you have shared.

    Deb

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  10. Oh Roni, I'm so touched by your sacrifice. So sorry that you are giving up the post in craft critque for us but I'm glad that you continue with your blogging sharing with us product intro / reviews / comparision, etc without without any restrictions!

    Oh yes, I personally love copper best among the different metals!

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  11. Thanks for being true to your mission! Even better opportunities await you in the future I am sure. Yes, copper rocks...

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  12. What a hard decision you had to make. thanks for thinking of all of us before yourself. !! I love your blog ........

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  13. That is good news Roni! Glad to hear you are staying! Have always enjoyed your unbiased reviews and demos. Keep up the good work!

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  14. What a strong woman...true to your cause! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

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  15. I am not surprised in the least. You are a woman of integrity!

    I read the CCsite and went back fairly far and you know what? It didn't seem like the best fit. Just my opinion of course.

    You are on the right track, lady. Personally and professionally. You ROCK!

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  16. Happy to hear this!!! I would hate to loose this blog! Thanks for sticking with us.

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  17. I'm so glad you've chosen to stay with us!!! Thank you!

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  18. Oh Roni, I am struck by your awesomeness as always! Sorry that it didn't work out, but I can't imagine you being hampered by that clause and maintaining your blog as well. After all, product reviews is one of your strengths! I love the way you give us the good/bad/ugly of all the products that you use and demonstrate. We appreciate and love you and I'm so happy to have you to ourselves! Yup, I'm selfish..what can I say?!

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  19. Roni...tyvm! If more folks were like u and stuck to their hearts everyone would be better off! I for one greatly appreciate your reviews and tutorials and COMMON sense! I have told so many folks about your blog I hope your numbers shoot thru the blog roof! TY TY TY, cher

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  20. Doll, you are on the verge of something huge with this blog and I just know that it will be as rewarding for you! You have such a servant's heart to want so share with us and reading these comments tells me that I'm not the only one thinking this! (((HUGS))) ~ Molly :-)

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  21. Thanks to everyone for their kind comments...you guys are wonderful!!!!!

    (((((((((HUGS)))))))))

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  22. Good on ya for sticking to your original mission with your own blog and thatnks for all the ideas and inspiration xxx

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  23. Sheewww thank goodness you choose this blog. I love the 'personal' feel of it. We ask question and get actual answers! We are grateful you choose your blog! Thank you

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  24. Hi Roni, due to some recent 'puter problems I am VERY behind on my blog hopping, been spending a lovely time today catching up with yours. Anyhow I know I am late to comment - but THANK YOU for keeping Ink Stains going rather than accepting a staff job at Craft Critque. I subscribe to both via Google Reader and find Ink Stains is a far more useful blog to me than Craft Critque so please never stop doing what you do because you do it so well!

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