I started a Facebook "page" for Casto Creations. I'm not quite sure how it works, but I am sure that I will figure it out. I think I can link the blog to it, but I'm not sure how to do that yet. Will you become a fan? =)
The potential for this to help me keep people up to date is huge...way better than an e-mail distribution list. People can become "fans" of the page and I can post updates, new pieces, tutorials, sales, etc without any cost (like there is with a newsletter). But I can also still do a newsletter.
My goal is to update the page every day with at least something...whether it's a tidbit about a gemstone I find interesting or a link to a new piece in my Etsy shop.
I'm very excited about 2010. I've got exciting new plans that should give me a little more time to make and design jewelry if I'm careful with my time. I'll probably be giving notice to my current employer in the next month or so and will definitely share my future plans once they're a little more firm.