Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I love my Etsy peeps really I do-not all of you, but Rob White has requested that I no longer reach out and notify those whom I do not harbor such frilly feelings. So, yeah while you guys are the spayed/neutered, indoor, rescue, never Petco or Petsmart purchased cat's meow- sometimes you all need to just chill out.
In the past calendar week there's been bitching about the Etsy Bitches, pissing (or the mandating of said pissing) on the privacy of the poor, listings wordplay, tawdry tagging and the FDA, mystery toxins, the traumatic effects of cinnamon, glove and ginger, WTF and SPF! I'm no Nostradamus, but all of this brouhaha seems like the the latest in the meanderings of the menacing minds behind separation of vintage and supplies from handmade? Bored are we?
I've been refreshing the page over the past few days dropping a bit of wit and wisdom from time to time, but the fora is draining. Who are these people and when do they actually make shit? Everything is going to kill you, ruin the economy, fund the building of more Walmart stores and lead to a dramatic increase in the animal population unless you start reading my blogs and commenting.
Too much ranting here? No worries-drop by my art blog where I'll feature a new artist every Tuesday. No, they have not been screened for product safety or sound business practices but if you post a comment, you'll be granted immunization and blissful ignorance. Not the kind of immunizations which cause terrible side effects but, the NEW! improved handmade by organically fed vegan pacifists who support the troops but not the war. And, they're made from the recycled plastic backings of those dreaded disposable diapers and pads. Talk about supporting the cause!
Bleh, it may not be a sound marketing technique, but it sure as hell is working for some. Nothing draws traffic to your shop like a FSA (Fora Service Announcement) and a little bit of fear. Wink...oops my eye's stuck must be the mercury in my mascara.
Note: I'm a vegetarian, homeschooling, extended nursing, attachment parenting, family bed advocate, who wears cloth pads, buys handmade supports/owns indie business and a philosophical anarchist who lets people live their lives of their own design so I can free up my time to make shit, and you know what, it isn't half bad.
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