Thursday, April 1, 2010

Color Me Crazy

...but I've been mulling something over for the past few weeks and although it sounds insane and may even BE insane I feel it's something I need to do.

I'm thinking about closing my Etsy store. Not forever, just temporarily. How temporary? I don't know yet. Depends on how long it takes me to wipe the slate, gather my thoughts and put them in motion.

Why? I've been wanting to streamline my products for a while and currently, between trying to give customers what they want, making what I like & making what I think fits, I feel my shop has lost it's focus. It looks & feels scattered (like my brain).

I'm thinking I'll take a few steps back, take a good look and then roll my sleeves up and dive back in when I know what I'm looking at and have a clear vision of where I'd like to be going.

As I'm writing this blog post I'm realizing that this is something I'm definitely going to do.

I can't help but think I may feel a bit relieved to be freed from my Etsy obligations, after being there for over 2 years, but we'll see!

Thanks for listening :-)

9 comments:

Waterrose said...

That is a very brave step....but it sounds like it will help you move forward.

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

I am sooo with you on that! I'm not doing anymore renewing or relisting til I figure out where I'm going...

I'm building my own website now which is forcing me to focus more intensely on my brand and what I'm trying to convey. We're so conditioned on Etsy to list, list, list..the more products you have the better...Trying to keep up and stay relevant there is stressing me out! That's why I'm creating my own site...

Morgan Street said...

Thanks so much guys! I'm feeling better about my decision the more and more I think about it. Just need to notify the customers.
Patrice - good luck with your website. It's very satisfying to have your own venue.

Teresa said...

I know the feeling....and I applaud you!

Pili said...

Oh my! I do hope you intend to come back may it be reopening on Etsy or your own website!

But of course, you have to do what you feel is right!

Celine@Soaperstar said...

It is very easy to lose your focus when you're soooo busy all the time, hard to see the wood for the trees at time. Hope it helps you focus and do what you really want to do. Best of luck!

Morgan Street said...

I'm so very grateful for all your words of encouragement and support. It means a lot to me.
Thank you!!

Joanna said...

you can always email me. As confused as I always am, I have a LOT to say and am a very good listener. You know my email, and I love you, pookie.

xo Jo

innerearthsoaps said...

Sounds like a great idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with!