If you’ve been to our Etsy site in the last week, you may have noticed some of the new photos. I couldn’t bear to look at the old photos anymore and didn’t want to wait till our new site was up. Now that some of the worst offenders have been replaced (I’m looking at you, biscotti and brownies), I can rest easy on retaking some of the other products that need a refresh. Speaking of our new website, it should relaunch mid-April and I couldn’t be more excited. I don’t remember the last time I was this excited about launching a new website in like, ever, so this is a big deal.
Some other biz news (lest you forget that this blog is also about the business, and not just some random babbling from an insomniac):
We’ll be at the The Village Voice’s Choice Eats tasting event tonight in the VIP Sweets Room. The event has been sold out for awhile and no wonder, what with that lineup of restaurants on hand. Mark’s going solo, as he usually does at events, and this is bumming him out a bit because it might mean that he won’t get a chance to go and grab some food.
Some recent press: The Kitchen Conversion Poster is in this month’s issue of Bust Magazine, and Joonbug.com did a great writeup of our products which you can read here. And did anyone catch us on TV? Our cookies were on the Cooking Channel’s Food(ography) show hosted by Mo Rocca. The theme of the show was “Food and Websites” and our Etsy homepage and product shots were splashed across the screen quite a number of times. Yeah, ok, we totally giggled every time we saw our stuff.
Thanks to all of you who helped us raise money to send to Japan by buying from us in the last 2 weeks. We’ll be sending a portion from all the sales we made during that time today, along with a company match. And watch for some news on a contribution we’ve made to an exciting benefit project to Japan.
And finally….I know it took us FOREVER to decide on a cookie name (oh, what cookie? I know, you probably forgot about it, it was so long ago), but we did pick a name and despite some of the very creative and sometimes really funny names you guys came up with (“chunky mudburger”, submitted by Tin, makes me chuckle every single time and it’s what I’m secretly going to call it to myself), we decided to go simple and stay a bit more in character with our other product names. The Brooklyn Market Cookie. It fits, don’t you think? Particularly since it’s only being sold at the Brooklyn Flea for now (but maybe not for long!). So Christine, you are the winner since you coined it first (check your email!), but Miss Lauren, I know you also posted this name a few hours later, so you get some free cookies too the next time you stop by the Flea. Thanks, Ladies!
So our 3rd year of business has now officially come to a close. Did we think we were going to make it this far and for this long? I don’t know what we expected, but onto year 4…