btw Jane..I meant to say that the more consistent I am with keeping my blog..say ...updating every monday or whatever....keeps the traffic up. (just like my fave podcasts are those that update weekly..) According to my stats, after 1 mo. of regular updates on monday on the blog, my overall traffic sometimes tripled.So I think what it really comes down to is consistency,consistency,consistency... I think you are on the right track with your shop/blog/site all condensed to one. Also what I do is google myself, use some keywords..and see where google takes me. I try and make sure that all the sites that I've used at some point in time all point back to the one place people can find me, my shop and everything else.