Audience Shuffle

If you can handle a nightclub audience successfully, you can handle anything.


~Judy Holliday 
American actress, comedian, and singer

Who’s my audience?

For the blog? Weary, overwhelmed moms, living in chaos. I guess because some days, most days, I’ve figured out how to live in the chaos of kids, and husbands, and homeschooling, and dealing with depression.  Most days. 

This weekend we were busy bees. Saturday had us up a 4:30 so we could get to Colorado Springs by 7. The kids had a competition at the Olympic Training Center. Their sport, as I might have mentioned is, shooting. They shoot .22 and air rifle. I was there to run our vendor table because when you are in a sport for as many years as we have been with as many kids it only makes sense to start selling the stuff right?  In this case, my audience were the parents and athletes and coaches.  

Sunday had me up early so I could try and get to church early and then run over and set up a vendor table at a craft event. Now until I spoke with a very nice woman at that event my post on audience, late as it might be, was going to go a whole other direction. But she said something to me as we discussed my beaded items that struck a cord. 

You see, I don’t have a specific price point. I guess that’s a thing.  I also do not have a specific style, outside of items made with beads. Which apparently is also a thing. But she has a shop with clothing and accessories that is pretty much the same. She calls it eclectic. And guess what? Occasionally, a person can get away with that because “eclectic” is also a thing. 

So for our competitive shooting business, we have a specific audience. It’s doing well by the way. Which is exciting. And I’m so proud of my husband for the way he is building it. 

For my blog, I have an audience in mind, but not quite as specific and my posts are on the chaotic (which could be considered somewhat eclectic)  side.  I have embraced the chaos instead of trying to squash it because there is joy to be found in chaos. However, I do have to try and be a bit more organized on this one. Because my heart really is in helping other moms find the happy in the chaos. 

For my bead work, I have an eclectic audience. I am running with that one because I love the whole idea that with my craft I don’t have to be stuck in a single price point or style. 

There is my audience shuffle. What do you think? Can a person have an eclectic audience set and still manage? What is your audience?

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About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

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