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Vittoria Ceretti in Dolce Gabbana By Federico de Angelis for Marie Claire Kuwait & Arabia

Karlie Kloss In ‘Dark Horse’ By Mario Testino For Vogue September 2014

Blake Lively’s Preserve Internet Business Embraces Artisans

Brooklyn Artist Wangechi Mutu Confronts Women As Active Protagonists

Diana Moldovan & Yumi Lambert by Hans Silvester for Hermes Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

Christian Louboutin Does ‘Lilith’ By Peter Lippmann For Fall 2013

GlamTribale Dedicates Elephant Bazaar To Ending The Slaughter Of Elephants | Anne To Meet Kathy Eldon

Philadelphia Meets Malibu. Anne Meets Kathy Eldon As Creative Visions Rolls Into Philadelphia October 2, 2013

TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Jewelry By Inez & Vinoodh

By George! I Think She’s Got It!!!! Anne Takes Her GlamTribale Show On The Road

GlamTribale To Help Launch Philadelphia Ballet Nutcracker Market Dec 6-8

Anne’s Own Decoupage Wood and Polymer Clay Beads On GlamTribale Jewelry

Anne Learns To Make Polymer Clay Beads For GlamTribale Jewelry

Support Creative Visions @ MyLA2050 As Dan Eldon Takes GlamTribale Into the Omo Valley

Dan Eldon & Mom Kathy Eldon Take Us Into the Omo Valley & Heart of Consciousness

Frida Kahlo As Sensual Goddess Gaia Our Nurturing Earth Mother

Truth Serum on Goddesses, Religion & Women’s History Leaves Me Nowhere To Hide

Lais Ribeiro Is a Bahia Beauty By Michael Roberts for L’Officiel NL February 2013 as ‘Toda Menina Baiana’

Modern American Women Join Cultural Creatives in a New Smart Sensuality, Global Mindset on Women’s Rights

Anne’s Sensual Apples Are Good for Body, Soul & Women’s Rights

Anne Discovers Jozi Maboneng Johannesburg’s Artistry & Enlightenment

Lilith Was A Hit at Dress for Success Philadelphia Holiday Fashion Event

Women’s Rights and the Sperm Fight in Jerusalem

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Sunday
Nov112012

Anne's GlamTribale Jewelry Now in Full Swing

 

It’s fair to say that I’ve done a really lousy job of keeping my own bio updated. So much has happened since I last wrote in this journal. There’s not time to post a full update now either.

Simply stated, we now have a new business GlamTribale jewelry, finally launched at the end of July. Thankfully, we launched it at a food and spirits show in Lancaster, Pa. While folks were having an orgasm over the beauty of the jewelry, they had a glass in one hand and a plate of food in the other.

Only I saw everything that was wrong with the jewelry — and it was a lot. In my career, I have always been the merchant, the creative director, the head of product development. Blessed with a keen eye, good taste, and strong sense of how to build and cost merchandise, one set of skills I don’t have is a degree in design.

Truthfully, I was kicked out of art class in 7th grade and put in an advanced math class that was a pilot project in my school. “It’s great for you,” my teacher told me. “This is a fantastic exerimental class out of Princeton or some other Ivy League school. And beside, you’re not creative.”

Indeed, I was told by my 7th grade teacher that I am not creative.The things we say to our children. Her words haunted me for decades.

Truthfully, though, I haven’t excelled at making things until now. I had design staffs that made them for me — and I still do. But in August 2012 I said “how hard can this be”, and I began making jewelry like a mad woman. Jaws dropped around me, as I drove the design and quality expectations bar through the roof. 

Then I hated the GlamTribale website. Surely, I’ve written here that web developers and I are like vinegar and water. Honestly, I loathe them at this point. So I redid the entire website myself, as I am constantly tinkering with Anne of Carversville.

The website is now fully loaded after reshooting the product THREE times. It wasn’t until I said: “Anne, if this jewelry website was lingerie instead, what would it look like?” Eureka! I got it.

There is so much to write about what’s happening with me — I’ll try to fill in the blanks this week. You can follow GlamTribale on its website and also in a GlamTribale blog here on AOC. This has been the toughest two years of my life, but 2013 will be different. I love our websites; readers love us; and now it’s time to monetize all our hard work. ~ Anne

See also Anne Enke Bio, Career & Evolution As A Writer

Friday
Nov252011

AOC Readers Get Respect, Great Content No Attack Ads

Many web owners and webmasters are reading The Pummeling Pages, a damnation by Brent Simmons of the current state of so much web content and typical websites.

The site has good writing. But the pages do everything possible to convince people not to try. “Don’t bother,” the pages say. “It’s hopeless. Oh — and good luck not having a seizure!”

They’re filled with ads and social-media sharing buttons — and more ads. And Google plus-onesies and Facebook likeys. And also more ads. Plus tweet-this-es. Plus ads. (And, under-the-hood, a whole cruise-ship-full of analytics. The page required well-more than 100 http calls.)

While we, too, struggle to be creative in developing a revenue strategy, the fight against this invasion of our brains has always been front and center in my relationship with the ‘advisers’ who have called me crazy and lacking strategy in my web vision.

Having built a core group of 250,000 high-quality readers — and climbing quickly — 2012 will be our year for revenue. We are launching a goddess-inspired jewelry collection, to support our telling of women’s history. We have obtained a nonprofit arts sponsor with Fractured Atlas and will be expanding AOCCares.org. Several publishing projects are on the drawing board; and we are focused on finding high-quality sponsors.

We’ve been consistent around a single idea at AOC -- and it is YOU, our friends and readers. We’ve never played games with readers, never chased them around the page with ‘attack ads’, never participated in link farm games and avoided web relationships that define our own character, with their strategies.

As a result, our website growth is organic and for real. Our web stats are heavenly and readers appreciate our not trying to co-op their brains with pure clutter.