I wasn’t paying attention and the last of my active listings in the Etsy store expired this month. I went to show a friend some examples of what a storefront looks like and the poor thing was sitting there forlorn and desolate… this shall not stand! [insert dramatic pose here]
But the problem with dramatic reboots is that all of a sudden nothing I’ve done up to this point is good enough.
I need to make a metric ton of new stuff so that the store has lots to choose from and people can easily find something that fits their price range and tastes.
I need to work out the Listing Rotations so there is always something new and the offerings are balanced between the categories.
I just generally need to be more awesome.
None of which actually needsto happen… I’m just caught up in that perfection’s dance where I can’t start any project until I’m 150% prepared.
Phooey on that!
Starting today there are only two requirements for listings going back into the store:
I have unpacked the item and verified it isn’t damaged.
The photos for the listing don’t have a datestamp on them.
I’m not going to make any sort of rules on how many things to post a day, or when to post them, or what categories need to be posted in what order. As long as they meet the two criteria above, they are going into the store.
And if they don’t, well that’s why the other post I’m writing today is ‘Finding Workspaces That Work’. 😉
1. “We hate to call them expendable,” he looked down at the dog fondly, “but realistically– we’re all expendable when we need to be.”
2. There is nothing as humbling as realizing you’ve been stood up.
3. Magic is everywhere, but in dilute amounts too weak to feed even the smallest spell. Thankfully being able to tap that power is an evolutionary leap that both plants and animals have made, so the colonists need only to step into the apex of the food chain to reap the benefits.
4. The lumbering beasts are hard to classify in Terran terms. The closest she can come is a pig crossed with a jackrabbit, but the resulting mess is easily the size of a water buffalo. Thankfully all the report asks for is ‘Is there life?’ with no explanation required.
5. It’s a blindingly bright day, the kind where you have to fight to remember how cold it really is outside.