Friday, November 20, 2009

compulsive etsy-ing...

So yeah... I have a facebook fanpage now...  What I'm exactly supposed to do with it, well.... yeah, I'm not all that sure. (I'm probably not supposed to admit that in public, am I?) But whatever, even though this whole selling on Etsy has become my new fixation/pet project, I need to keep things in perspective. I have a job and this is just a side project for fun.

I don't know if you're (dear internet reader, whoever and wherever you are) anything like me, but I find that I become easily fixated on whatever project I'm working on, sometimes at the expense of having balance. When I was wedding planning I visited Offbeat Bride far too often (it doesn't help that they have a forum and it fed my addiction), now it's been replaced by my etsy habit.

Having realized that I'm perhaps struggling to navigate the fine line between obsession and business promotion for a side venture, I'm going to try to take a step back for a bit and just focus on actually making crafts and leaving etsy alone for a bit.

I don't know why it's so easy to get sucked into fixating, but for me at least, it is. All of a sudden I'm so emotionally invested in seeing these little crane balls of my succeed, which is silly because they are a hobby, not my livelihood. Don't get me wrong, I do want to see if I can make a go at selling them but my intention isn't to ever replace my job with this.... so why am I being so compulsive? 

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