*sidles back in, catlike, hoping no one has noticed the absence*
I like New Year resolutions. They’re so innocent and hopeful, trotting out there into the wide world all rosy cheeked and soft skinned and ---oh, NO! Look out, resolutions! Real Life has a Gatling that shoots chainsaws! Nooooooo!
Still, it’s early enough in the year that some of my resolutions have not been culled by rapacious reality. Especially since this year, I’m resolving to keep things realistic. All I want for my blog is a couple of posts a week-- that’s all! Well, and I’d like to get a few widgets going. I look at other blogs, they have all these shiny friendly links, and I am bereft. The problem here isn’t so much my own productivity as--
*insert modem noise here*
My connection. I look with envy at people who blithely embed images and video; even my old daily sketches aren’t currently practical for me, though I don’t intend to let them disappear entirely.
But my Etsy shop is the focus of my real work this year. If I have my way--and I often don’t-- I’ll be listing five NEW items every week, and relisting if I can’t do that. Will this help at all, or just give me an annoying number of items to edit for every sale? I do not know. I admit to curiosity-- I’ve never tried advertising! Or really working on the shop! What will happen? I’m all a-tingle with anticipation!
I also admit that this is a selfish and ill-motivated resolution. Right now, despite my low sales and all, I have no way of knowing how well I could actually be doing with the shop; a sale a month seems pretty awesome for how much work I haven’t put into it. I intend to earn the right to say “I’m not a loser! I tried! I’m a FAILURE!”*
And hey, should I prove unable to keep my resolutions right away, there's always lunar new year next month...
*Sure, wild success is also an option, but with much less entertainment potential.