I have a hard time with patience. When I become inspired, motivated, or obsessed (as my husband calls it), I research, invest, rework, edit, and tweak until I achieve my goal. For the past year, I have dedicated countless hours to my "shop" on Etsy... much to the chagrin of Mr. Quench as the daily order of things suffers. However, the bulk of my business is online and as a business owner, I must tend shop to achieve success. Convenient, yes. I can run my whole business with never getting out of my pajamas if I so pleased.
However, Etsy is also home to thousands and thousands of other jewelry folks. With all of my listing and relisting, photo editing, treasury making, and general networking and cavorting through Etsy's vast online neighborhoods, one would expect that my goals of robust sales and front page appearances are common. Not true. Honestly, I get down right discouraged. If you were a tiny microphone inside my head, you would hearing me screaming like a 4 year old "Pay attention to me, Etsy!"
Then, something like this week happens. A front page appearance twice! My work featured in several treasuries. And good sales as well. I'm reinvigorated and my faith in the Etsy world is restored. I wish I knew how to bottle a great week such as this one. However, good weeks are fickle in the online e-commerce world of ours. Perhaps I should find some bottled patience to aid me through the slower weeks. Here's wishing all of your patience and pacing in reaching your aspirations!