A New Place for Daily Inspiration
Announcing Blitsy's Newest Feature
Have you noticed anything different about Blitsy.com lately? We've made some updates that I'm really excited about. One of the biggest things I am excited to share with you is the addition of the Inspiration Section on the site. It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here! We still have our regular Blog where we post daily projects and ideas, but now ANYONE can add posts to the new Inspiration section. This means that 1. you'll get even more crafty inspiration in one spot (Blitsy!) *hint you can click the little heart to save your favorites/projects you want to try and they will all be saved in one spot for you*, and 2. if you're a blogger you can upload your projects to share with our community. The best part is it will link back to YOUR Blog, which means another traffic driver to the content you work so hard on!
As a special intro to the Inspiration section we've decided to give away a Heidi Swapp Minc Starter Set ($150 value). You guys, the Minc is a-maz-ing! It basically allows you to foil anything. The starter set comes with the machine, some gold foil, and some really cute tags to get you started. There are also accessories you can purchase to foil, but you can also foil on anything you print from a laserjet printer. Trust me, you'll want to start foiling everything. I did a quick video of my first impression. Check it out if you're interested to learn more.
To enter the giveaway all you have to do is submit a project (or multiple projects) to our Inspiration Section on Blitsy.com. Every project submission that is accepted between now and April 20th is counted as an entry. It's that easy! No purchase necessary, just share your projects and reap the benefits. Oh, and did I mention that if you're the winner your project will also be featured on our Home Page with a link to your submission? Yup, that's some serious exposure in the crafting community :-)
How to Submit
To submit your projects you'll simple visit the new Inspiration Section and in the upper right hand corner you'll click on the coral colored box that says 'Submit.' Or, to just get right to business click here to submit.
A box will pop up like the one picture above. Just fill it all in and you're good to go! Once you submit the approval process will start. The approval process is just to make sure you're submitting something DIY/Crafty related and follows our guidelines. We're looking for good imagery that really shows off your work. After all, that's what will entice people to click through to your Blog! Once your submission has been approved you'll get an email letting you know. If for some reason it doesn't get approved you'll get an email letting you know why. You'll want to resubmit to be entered into the giveaway. Again, all approved submissions count as an entry. You can upload as many projects as you'd like!
As with anything new we expect there to be a lot of questions. Here are a few FAQ's that may help you out. If you still have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below and I'll respond to each of them! I'd also love to hear your feedback on the new section. Will you be checking it out for Inspiration and/or adding your projects?
How do I submit a photo?
Please login to your Blitsy account and visit the Discover tab at the top of the website. On the right hand side of the page there is a SUBMIT button that you will need to click on. After clicking this button, a pop-up will appear with all the necessary information for you to submit your photo.
How do I get my submission accepted?
All photos must have good lighting, sharpness, cropping and be at least 500px x 500px. Each photo must also link to an accompanying blog post that goes into more detail about the project / photo. No submission can link to another commerce website. Photos must not include any text or watermarks. Lastly, all photos must be related to crafting.
Why has my submission been rejected?
The following is a list of reasons that your submission may have been rejected:
1. The lighting in your photo is a little too dim.
2. The photo quality is too low.
3. Your description is not accurate or contains spelling mistakes.
4. The project is not consistent with Blitsy community content.
5. The link you provided is not correct or is linked to commerce.
How will I know if my submission has been accepted or rejected?
You will receive an email notification if your submission has been accepted or rejected. If your submission has been rejected, we will provide a reason why. You may also view accepted, pending, and rejected submissions directly from the website.
Can I resubmit a rejected submission?
Yes, we encourage you to take our feedback regarding your submission and make the necessary improvements before resubmitting for approval.
Why do I see red lines when attempting to upload a photo?
This means this particular section of your submission is incomplete. An error message indicating what is missing or incomplete will be displayed.
How long is your approval process?
We typically moderate submissions within 24-48 hours.
How large should my photos be?
All photos must be at least 500px x 500px.
What is a tag?
A tag is a keyword that helps describe your photo. It is highly encouraged that you tag each photo as it provides a searchable reference to your photo from our site. This will help more users find your photos and drive more traffic directly to your blog.
How do I change my Display Name?
All you need to do is visit the Profile section from within the My Account section. Here you will be able to edit your Display Name by simply changing the characters and hitting save.
How do i learn more about a photo that I'm interested in?
Click on a photo and you will be taken to a pop-up with more information. Once in the pop-up, you can click on the larger version of the photo and be taken directly to the blogger's original post. The original post will include a much more detailed explanation of the project displayed in the photo.