"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


So a week or two ago I decided to buy a showcase on Etsy. For $7 your stuff gets a featured spot on the homepage of the "paper goods" section of Etsy for 24 hours. It can be fairly hard to get a showcase sometimes. I was feeling super excited because I had just sold two cards that week to two STRANGERS (that is still a huge deal to me!). I figured I'd at least make back the showcase fee. And I just went for it. 

And I didn't sell one thing. Not one thing! It was kind of depressing. And surprising. And then I felt conceited for feeling surprised that people wouldn't want to buy my stuff. I put so much effort into making sure everything looked good and the best pictures were up, etc. And individual cards got more hits/views/hearts. But no money in my pocket. I've been in kind of a funk since then. I haven't had any real interest in posting to Etsy all the adorable Valentine's mini-cards I've made. And now it's almost February and I'm running out of time for Valentine's day. *sigh* I think tomorrow I'll make myself pull it together and start again. But seriously--these set backs really take a tole on my excitement and energy and enthusiasm for my card business sometimes. 

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly how you feel! I kind of went through the same thing around November. Of course, a lot of my "lost interest" was due to outside pressures (job, etc) but I really almost completely gave up on my blog. Then I realized that I missed creating pieces, just for myself, and even though by giving up on it for over a month I lost most of my "readers" that I had made connections with by then, now I am much happier to be "re-inspired" and I am so glad I got back into it again....My point is: Don't give up! Your cards are amazing and if I wasn't unemployed right now, I would totally want to purchase these V-day cards...they are absolutely adorable!!! :)


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