The Conveyor Belt in Vancouver

The Conveyor Belt
Terri Potratz started her blog back in September 2007 to post portfolio pictures online and attract potential employers. After seeing the surprising daily traffic stats, she decided to continue and rebrand the site as her own blog. Eight months later, she’s glad she did.

The Conveyor Belt is not a personal web log. It’s fashion business management consulting in so much as its a fusion of art, fashion and beauty tips from a refreshingly down-to-earth West Coast female perspective. Terri keeps it Canadian by awarding kudos to prominent designers and keeping her nationwide audience informed with unique and intelligent insights on popular trends.

Terri PotratzWhile Terri Potratz is the founder and editor-in-chief of the site, her team of talents keeps it fresh. Carleen McLeod is the Beauty Editor, and she’s an experienced make-up artist that provides natural skin care and how to find and use organic cosmetics and uber healthy styling tips for the readers; Pariya Kaligi is a Contributing Writer with a day job as a public relations consultant; Kris Krug is a well known photographer. All together they’re the driving force behind this powerful West Coast fashion blog.

As an informative reader-driven site, The Converyor Belt runs through a wide variety of interesting subjects. This is the place to find make-up advice, and thrift store strategies, event coverage and designer/artist profiles. Terri hopes her readers “laugh, learn something new, [are] inspired, and leave with a positive experience or impression”.

Terri Potratz feeds off her readers. Like most bloggers she gets a real kick out of reading the comments. She tells me that when she writes for a print publication, she has no idea who is reading her work, or what they are thinking about her ideas… But with The Conveyor Belt, she can track readership and collect remarks and use these metrics to improve her own communicative abilities. Blogging has also opened doors. She’s meeting more people, networking, and attending more exclusive events that have relevance to her readership.

larry - clothing labelTerri’s clothing line, “larry.” uses all natural, local products for its scarves and shawls. Each item is hand-knit by Terri herself, using alpaca and sheep’s wool. And while she will mention “larry.” in her blog from time to time, she likes to keep them as separate entities. The Conveyor Belt is not a promotional blog for her entrepreneurial endeavors.

Here’s a wonderful example of Terri’s work, titled Vancouver Thrift Store Scores. This is shopping advice with a personal voice that makes readers feel like they’re listening to a close friend. And if you read The Conveyor Belt everyday, Terri Potratz will probably become a close friend.


  1. Pariya on September 11, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Wow! This is really well written, thanks for the shout-out. Keep rockin’,!

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  3. Kjoler Online on April 16, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Very well written article, been reading it twice now and I had to show my friend too, hehe. Thanks again. Marie Strouberg , Sweden

  4. Trina Smith on November 17, 2011 at 1:51 am

    yeah she sure seems nice. Until Terri or Carleen decide that they want to screw your husband. Both of them have no damn morals, they both move in with guys they know have spouses, and one even has a child? So they were working out of town, their wives won’t figure it out so it doesn’t matter huh? It matters…

    Anyone who says they shouldnt have to deal with it because its not them who cheated is full of it. You two knew, you can deal with it. You didn’t have any place to stay so that’s why you kept asking to move in with someone elses spouse?? Get a hold of yourself, you’re that desperate? They ate my god damn cooking after I left?? I cleaned your nasty disgusting toilets while I visited?? Hope you liked the pie, you probably got to taste me pie on my mans lips, and not the one I baked either. Who goes to the bathroom on a toilet covered in mould?? You two do apparently.. To think your sick nasty areas were smeared with a taken mans sweat and I cleaned it off of a toilet.. MAKES ME SICK.

  5. Demetrius Baiz on August 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I’m really excited to read your second and third Twice Upon A Time book! I will definitely be picking them up for summer reading

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