Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Feeling a shift

Hard to explain but within me I'm getting the feeling that I'm about to embark on something different or even new. What that "something" might be is totally beyond me but I'm looking forward to finding out.

That said, those of you who are familiar with Etsy must have heard all the hub-bub that's been going on over there with all this SEO business. Well, I have a basic understanding of the technicalities of it all but have sound knowledge that whatever the heck it is, my little shop has ground to a halt. Now all this could be a combo of Etsy and the economy.

Either way, I've resurrected my ArtFire shop and plan on rebuilding my own website with a quickness. This is probably just the kick in the tail I've needed to get on with things.

Soooo, during the time that I would have been making and shipping products, I've decided to revamp some of my photos. It's a long and laborious process but I'm liking the results. I've discovered this nifty tool called Picnik. It's so easy to use and makes me photos look 100% better.

What do you think? Be honest now......

11 comments:

fashiongreentbags.etsy.com said...

the new pics are great

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I think I tried picnik once a long time ago, but never went back to it.

I use google's picasa program, and have gotten pretty comfortable with that one... it's a freebie too.

Your pictures look great! The pink soap looks lovely!! ♥

FuturePrimitive said...

they look very profesh!
sounds like we're all in the same boat...just these crap economic times. Everything is so hard..but I'm sure it'll turnaround - as everything does.
keep your pecker up.

Pili said...

I like them, simple, not cluttered, sharp and showcase the soaps perfectly!

I might have to check picnik for editing pics, Windows free software doesn't do all much, and I'm a photoshop-tard...

T.A. Helton said...

Ok...what's going on with Etsy and the SEO? I've just come out from under a rock obviously ;-) If you'd rather explain off here you can e-mail me at ta.helton@yahoo.com I'd love to know. And why this coinsides with your Etsy business slowing down so much.

Morgan Street said...

Thanks everyone for commenting.

I can email you TA Helton!

Joanna said...

beeeeeautiful! Super fessional sweets

Sharon said...

It looks as though Etsy has resolved the SEO curfuffle. Read 6/18/09 SEO Admin Announcement in the forums.

Malicious Intent said...

They are all lovely....but I keep having an urge to eat all of them.
I hope this is not a bad thing.

Miss Val's Creations said...

The pictures look great...tasty looking too!

cathy said...

what's SEO? I am a soapmaker and sell at the local farmers market - I was thinking of doing an Etsy shop. I would appreciat any thoughts or ideas. Your soaps look amazing.