Well, it’s getting there. Left Artfire and now back on Etsy. I stopped 2 years ago as my MS took over. Now I am trying to take my life back. Am hoping it works as I need the boost. It’s going to be a long process getting all my jewelry listed, but it keeps me going. Just hoping for some success here. Only time will tell..
It has been awhile since I have created anything or been in my Artfire shop. Hoping this feeling stays with me and I keep going. I was ready to throw in the towel, but thanks to my friends I gave it another go.
A new collection of handmade artisans I put together today.
I do not expect everyone to leave Etsy for my reasons of principle and morality. I know some who have and commend them on their ideals.
Etsy has changed their terms, which sadly in my eyes did nothing to change my mind. There are still cards up on the site that promote hate and intolerance. There is a card there, in the shop in question, with Jesus on a cross and it states, “What does some dead guy have to do with this holiday anyways? Merry Christmas”. WTF Really, that does not go against the ‘new’ terms!!!
I will not sell there or buy from there any longer. This is just me!
With that said, I know that there are people who rely on Etsy for income and cannot just pack up their shops and leave. I get that and am not trying to demean them or ridicule them for staying. The way the times are, some cannot afford to leave, and I DO get that. So do not demean or ridicule me for leaving. That’s all I’m saying.
For me, ArtFire is less expensive [monthly fee only and no extra % on your sale] and has a better set-up. I will do my best to promote ArtFire for the amazing Artisan site it really is.