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Little Updates

Written on July 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News

BlytheLife HQ has mostly completed its move. I still need to get (new) furniture moved in here and assembled, so that will take probably another week or so. My dolls are, for the most part, out on display right now. Not on display are: Emmalynn (Kenner), Lillian Rose (Kenner), Halo (Friend With Blythe mohair custom RBL), my still nameless ADG, and Lottie (Mondrian). This is partially due to lack of stands, and because some dolls don’t stay nicely on stands (Halo, I’m talking about you!). In the mean time, the rest of the girls are out. The vision is to get a larger shelf unit (either a 4×2 or even a 4×2 Kallax) so I have more vertical shelf space. There are nine foot tall ceilings in this room, and it’s fairly small, so I have to go up rather than out.

20160727From left to right there is: Chickadee, Pipsqueak, Shrimp, Bennett, Cedar, Lark, Primrose, Sophie, Eden Mouse, Joy, Kitty Brighton, Kindred, Lydia Melbourne, Belarus, Moxie, Minnow, Tertiary Jane, Molybdenum, and (below) Cameo.

The internet situation is a little bit sketchy right now, I’m tethering off of my phone but wanted to do a little update. The internet should hopefully be fixed by tomorrow or even the day after (at the latest, hopefully). I’m going to be working over the next 4 days, so really my ability to get posts up will be minimal. My goal is to get back to regularly scheduled posts here at BlytheLife in about a week or so.

Sponsor BlytheLife in August!

Written on July 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News

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You have a doll-related website/shop/blog and BlytheLife has your target audience!

BlytheLife.com is an active doll website with a high readership that primarily consists of women who are Blythe and other doll collectors/hobbyists. By advertising your doll-related site or business with BlytheLife, you can ensure that your ad is being seen by the people that are your potential customers. Every time someone visits BlytheLife, they’ll see your ad on the side!

Did you know? Sponsorship costs are purposely kept low to keep advertising accessible to people in the doll community.

There are three spots currently available for the month of August and all sponsorship funds go towards the costs of keeping BlytheLife.com live on the internet!

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If you’d like more information on how you can advertise on BlytheLife, click here.

How Can You Get Featured on BlytheLife?

Written on July 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News

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A very common frequently asked question that I get on BlytheLife is: how do you get featured here? There are so many ways!

You could get interviewed or have your Blythe wares reviewed for the website – this is the most common method that people get the spotlight shined on them here. I do a lot of interviews, and I’m always game to interview someone new!

For those with an announcement to make in the Blythe community – something new and exciting – there is Community Corner. In the past, I’ve featured fundraising efforts in the Blythe community, but I am open to sharing other types of announcements for the Blythe community.

If you’re an online shop owner and you have a sale or coupon code, I’d love to include it in Shopping Saturday! The main requirement is that the sale and/or coupon code has to last for the entirety of the week that it’s featured – super easy to do!

For those who are writing savvy, you could contribute an article by being a guest author! I’ll link back to your site/shop/profile page somewhere on the world wide web and everyone can click through to see more of your work!

The newest way of being featured on BlytheLife is through Everyday Collector. Share a little bit about yourself to the Blythe community about how you discovered Blythe and your doll family. This is open to everybody and I will feature anyone, provided that the answers are clean and “family friendly”.

QOTW: Lies you told yourself?

Written on July 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

BlytheLife posts over the next couple of weeks may be on different days that normal as BlytheLife HQ is a) moving, b) will be without internet at the new location for a week and a half, and c) I will be very, very busy (unfortunately). Please bear with me as I work behind the scenes in making my new house a home.

“I only need one Blythe.”

This is something that I told myself early on after buying Sophie, my first Blythe and my Cappuccino Chat. It took me a month to get my second Blythe (Belarus, a Love Mission). I also said to myself that “I don’t need another Blythe”, and then that ultimately results in me buying a new Blythe. Such is life!

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“I don’t need that dress.”

“Or those shoes.”

“Or that hat.”

I tell myself those lies quite a bit. But the truth is that while I don’t need them, I want them, which then leads me to the inevitable purchase because why not?

And my most favourite doll related lie that I’ve told myself?

“I’m only going to buy one thing this month for the dolls.”

What are some lies that you’ve told yourself in regards to Blythe?

An Ideal Collection Size

Written on July 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

Family size, whether it be humans, animals, or dolls, is a very personal and individual thing. My “ideal” collection size when it comes to my Blythes varies because I don’t add to my collection often and I don’t sell from my collection often. It’s like a one-way cat flap in which once the dolls come in, they don’t leave. (And now it’s beginning to sound like a horror movie…)

I frequently do wish that I was able to downsize, because I like the idea of a smaller doll collection. If nothing else than for ease of transportation (BlytheLife HQ is moving very soon and it’s all kinds of hectic around here), the ability to easily pick dolls to attend meets or BlytheCons, or to just have a better clothes and shoes to doll ratio.

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At last count, I have 17 full-sized Blythes, 2 Middies, and 4 Petites for a grand total of 23 Blythe-related dolls. Because I’m not going to mention the other ones, because it makes me feel like I have way too many dolls. With that number of dolls, I really do need more clothes and shoes to properly be able to rotate their outfits. So perhaps my ideal collection size is to just curate a doll wardrobe and shoe closet that grows accordingly, and proportionally, with my doll family? If that is the case, I’m going to need a lot more doll shoes and a lot more space! If I weren’t going to add to the doll shoes and closet, I’d say I probably have a proper amount of clothes and shoes for maybe 10 full-sized Blythes dolls? That’d be a lot of downsizing though…

Do you have an ideal collection size? Share your thoughts below!

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