I'm a bit frustrated, ok a lot frustrated. I generally keep my peace, but dang people catch a clue please.
In my lack of motivation today (due to 4 extra kidlets here and half days at the school) I decided to peruse the forums on etsy. I generally can find useful help, silly fun, in general nice folks! Wow today(and more so lately) I was getting irritated with all the....."do it this way"know it all, the tag police rants, twitter lovers/haters, and why no sales whines. It was all coming across as a "it's not fair!"......
No it's not fair, it's business, and it's your art. I want to slap someones mama for not teaching them life is not always fair! (thanks Baroness...I got my lesson)
I post in the forums occasionally...and I truly hope I dont come across as a complete twit. I will offer up ideas of what has worked for me....take it or leave it. My opinion is just that, an opinion or an idea to try if you think it might work for you. If it doesnt, try something else, but if your unsatisfied with your sales/ shop/ business......try something -anything and see if it works. If the latest piece of advice doesnt work....drop it and move on. Ultimately it all boils down to what you are capable of doing for yourself.
I dont claim to be an astute business woman, marketing guru, or the Dali Lama. I am willing to give and take ideas that work for me based on my business. I dont have to follow the crowd of what everyone else does. Not everything is going to work for my model. And I sure as sh** am not going to have a "it's not fair" attitude.
Sorry for the ramblin rant....just another opinion....take it or leave it ....or get out the spaghetti noodles to beat me with. :)