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What have I been up to you ask? Well a hole bunch of shit and nothing at all. I honestly can’t remember when was the last time I wrote on here. I kinda fell down another one of these holes…
“This is bullshit, you’re gonna fail, who the fuck do you think you are to start a business? You don’t even like people! You can’t hold a conversation unless your life depends on it, maybe working a shitty job is all you’re good for, you haven’t been good at math since freshman year of high school, and you think you can do this, HA!!!”
The list of negative shit that has gone through my brain the past couple months is endless, add that to constant shoulder pain and a lack of sales on Etsy since I opened the store in February and you can see how this happened. Yes, I know that this song isn’t very upbeat, but this song got me through a lot. And the 5 of you that follow this blog and the 1 person that reads it, I hope it helps you as well in some way.
On what I’ve been doing when I haven’t been sunk into a pit a self-doubt? I opened an Etsy shop in February.
I wasn’t getting a lot of sales going to craft shows and fairs and my website was and still is on life support, so I needed another way to prove that what I was doing was worth while. I didn’t take me long to realize that Etsy was just a hard to break into as anywhere else I’d tried. This time though, I wasn’t giving up. Okay, I never gave up on the others, just fell back a bit. This shit is HARD damn it, and I have no one to ask questions, because I don’t know what questions to ask. I followed all the advice I could find I listened to webinars, podcasts, I’ve read blogs, articles, and newsletters, anything I could get my hands on.
It’s starting to work, I got a few sales under my belt (ok only 2 sales, but one of them was for 6 fucking bars!!!!!). I’m a long way from where I want to be, but things are starting to look up.
Thanks for reading,