Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Read my blog and comment or else...

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.

13 comments:

Diane said...

great blog! and you're right, there is way too much bitching going on in the forums lately.

Cathe Holden said...

...and you don't have a syndicated column because why?

Great post!

I'm just an Etsy buyer, I'm hanging in the wings to see where things go. I'll take a look at some of your links for perspective.

: )

the jewelry :ninja! said...

ahahahahahahahahahahaaa!
aw, pip, you know i love you, right?
because i do.


and you totally took the words right out of my mouth. see? *ahhhhhh* no words! ;p

TotusMel said...

Ah, that was a wonderful read...I think I've seen some of your wisdom drops.I usually just go to my blog and list my "observations" to avoid getting into "it".

BabyLyons said...

I love how you're not afraid to speak your mind! Awesome post, made me smile :)

She's a Crafty Bitch said...

And that, in a nutshell, is why I don't visit the forums at all anymore. I quit going there completely a couple weeks ago and I have to say that I feel about a hundred pounds lighter (figuratively speaking; still a fat ass literally speaking). Anyway, I hope you, fave guy, Puberty Man, and Yael are doing well!

Crafty Geek Girl said...

FYI - You are my hero!

irene.s said...

lol, great read! love your blog. i lurk in the forums, i used to leave comments here and the there, ut the complaining and same old questions
bore me.

High Desert Diva said...

*Smiling hugely*

Lesley of Banana Pants Clothes said...

Hey there. Found your blog link while I was browsing your shop.

And I totally agree - the forums are ridiculous. 95% of the threads are just plain negative and the other ones are just irrelevant. I try to stay out of there.

teegee said...

PiP-

will you marry me? i need to hear this shit daily


(and grant me immunity?)

radcow said...

I love you, PIP

Tara said...

the etsy forums are absolutely exhausting. if i see another post about someone copying someone else i think i might explode!

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