I like to keep at least 10 recent posts on the first page. There is an archive for old posts too, so your posts will be saved forever. Since so many posts show on the front page, we need to keep the page loading time in mind. Otherwise people will get frustrated and not come back to the blog.
You can post up to 6 photos. You can make collages with multiple items in each photo, but please only 6 total photos/collages.
Please keep the images of single items around 350 pixels wide and collages under 650 wide. Please keep file sizes around 75K or less.
PhotoScape is a great free photo editor that can help you change the actually image size and most importantly the file size for quick loading.
The best thing to do is to upload your images to blogger. In the editor, just click on the little photo image next to spellcheck to upload your images. That way, the photos are automatically resized, they will be stored in your post forever, and they won't take up space in your own photo storage.
Please be sure to include a link to your website in every post. You want people to get to what you are selling easily. Please check any links that you post - I don't have the time to check and edit every post. In future, any posts with large, too many or slow loading photos will be removed until you edit them using the guidelines above.
You need to post at least once a month to remain a member, because there is a limit to the number of members, set by Blogspot.
What to post here -
For Shoppers and Collectors -
Please post photos of your favorite vintage outfits and purchases. Vintage sellers LOVE to see photos of happy vintage shoppers whether they've bought something from us, or from another seller. OK, not everyone wants to post a photo of themselves online, me included. So a photo of just the item is fine too. And the item doesn't have to be something that you bought online, show us your offline buys too.
If you are looking for a certain kind of item, post a similar photo here, maybe one of the sellers will have it.
Got a great vintage related story or information about a style or designer that you'd like to share? Then post it here.
Vintage sellers love to hear feedback, so please feel free to comment on the posts. We want to strengthen the connection between vintage sellers and buyers, so please let us know what you want and what you are thinking.
For Sellers -
If you've just listed a fabulous item on ebay or etsy or on your website or Mall Store and you want to show it off, post it here to send some visitors over to check it out. Post 1 to 4 reasonable sized photos (don't stretch the board, keep the file size fast loading) and remember to post the link to the item. You might want to include measurements in your post here, and you can post as much commentary on the item as you want - item details, why you love it, why the customer should buy it etc. Make it interesting or fun so that blog readers will want to check out your item, or at least make them want to return to check out the blog again.
The Vintage Bulletin will work as a vintage clothing sellers database for shoppers to easily find online vintage clothing shops whether you sell on a website, ebay, etsy, MainStreet Mall, Babylon Mall, Specialists, Ruby Lane or another venue. You can even promote your brick and mortor vintage store.
If you've just posted a great selection of items, for example - sweaters or day dresses or VLV items - whatever - show them off here. Post as many photos as needed for your theme and include links to each item. For example - 'Just listed - Hot VLV Dresses!'
Just made a great stock purchase and you want to show it off to lure customers into your site/auctions? post a sampling of photos here with links.
See a great item on someone else's website or auction that you think is really fabulous (but can't buy it for yourself of course) and you want to help show off that fab item - post it here with photos and link.
If you are running a sale on your website or offering free shipping or other specials on ebay - post about it here.
If you find a vintage clothing related story online, post it here. If you want to write your own vintage story about a favorite outfit, the history of a special item, or a designer, do it here. I want this blog to be more than 'Here's my stuff - come and buy it' The key to a successful blog is to make it personal, interesting, funny and informative. Grab people's attention and keep them coming back to check it out.
Please try to make your 'Display Name' something that can be easily associated with your vintage shop. Like 'Carol@Dandelion Vintage' or 'Dandelion Vintage' Be sure to include your store link or website link in EVERY POST, maybe include a small store logo too. You want to get people into your shop, so make it easy for them to know who you are and where to find you.
Please post a link to this blog wherever you can - on your own blog or website, on your ebay mepage, myspace, Facebook or any other vintage related board or group.
Use this blog as a stepping stone to get new visitors into your site/auctions. Make the posts interesting so that people will want to come check you out!
Just a few rules -
1. Vintage related posts only, Please keep posts about true vintage clothing only, no repro, no upcycled, no vintage-inspired. 1980s and older.
2. No negative comments about other sellers.
3. Your link will be added to the sidebar after you make your first post, let me know if you have a blog and I'll ad that link too
4. There is a limit (set by blogger.com) to how members can join the blog. So to remain a member, you need to make at least one post a month.
5. You must post a link to the blog somewhere to help promote it.
6. The Vintage Bulletin reserves the right to refuse or delete membership to the blog.
7. The Vintage Bulletin reserves the right to delete posts that are deemed inappropriate.
8. No spamming with lose weight fast or get rich quick junk. Please do not spam by posting the the same post over and over.
For linking, the url is - http://vintagebulletin.blogspot.com/
You can use the image below for linking too.