Since starting my business, One January Day, in 2012, I’ve seen a lot of changes in the maker community. I actually started thinking about becoming a “professional” maker around 2007, with my first blog, Dragonfly Reflections. Back then, the community was big, but not so big as to seem impenetrable. The market was robust and somewhat competitive, but average people like me were making a living doing work they loved and that had a big appeal for me. Product Sales By 2012, .