Copy Cats are Cool Cats
How to start your own trading story/blog:
Get a FREE blog here:
For pictures of your trade items, you can use the photo-add function on blogger, or use a seperate photo hosting service. For pictures, I use Flickr. For videos, I use YouTube. I highly-recommend both Flickr and YouYube.
The barter section of craigslist is also a great place to let others know what you'd like to trade. (Be sure to choose your city!)
-Make it easy for potential traders to contact you. Visible email address and if possible, phone number. The easier it is for potential traders to contact you, the better your chances of trading up! That's the biggest key to success for this kind of thing I think - be approachable and create a cool story about your adventure. More than anything else, this is about who you meet, not what you trade for.
-Be ready to work at it - don't think this'll be a cake walk where you can just sit around and things'll fall on your lap - it ain't gonna happen. Remember, if you want it, go get it!
-Choose a snappy, easy to remember domain name from a webhost provider like GoDaddy or Dreamhost to make it easy for people to remember where your site is located. (You can have the easy-to-remember URL auto-forward to the URL for your blog. For example, oneredpaperclip.com auto-rediretcs people to oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com).
-Improvise. Everyone's different. There's no magic formula. Try out new stuff and take smart chances. The harder/smarter you work at this, the better your chances for success.
-Don't be lazy! You're allowed to go outside and knock on doors!
But above all else,
and have fun.