Some months ago, I did a lot of rethinking and decided to lie-low, do my stuff and not write about it in blogpost format. It was liberating and I became more appreciative of what I have in the present. I still share what I do, but in tiny tidbits thru Instagram because really, it makes a lot things easier for a self-employed crafter that way. You knkw, snap a photo and share your thoughts and there, like a microblog.
But over the following months, I also kept thinking about the many posts I had wanted to write about years ago. I still wanted to talk about how I run my shop and juggling everything, including personal life, in hopes that I can inspire others to maybe find a beloved craft and open a shop someday. I even already had a list of articles to write about, and the schedule of posting.
Just when I was about to write that first post in the series, I received a news from Etsy. It's a sad news for us small crafters because they are bumping up their sales fees. I asked then, how can I evangelize such an option of running an Etsy shop when I myself might not be able to afford the services in the future anymore? If I can't, can a newly established shop even sustain for a month? Thinking about this made me blank in between working on my little garments.
Oh well, I thought. If someone still wants to try running a shop, the high fees really won't stop her, right? I mean, some 7 years ago, I never really cared about the fees, I just wanted to make my dolls some clothes and share my other creations to the world. I guess, continuing with my plan isn't that bad at all.
With all that sorted out, I'm officially back and really happy to have decided so. I may not be able to write as comprehensively as before because like right now, I am actually blogging from my phone. I want to be in the now and this is what my weather is like now.
Chat with you in my next post, loves ❤️❤️❤️