Well, now Etsy has enabled their sellers to have a new obsession. It's google analytics. This is a tool meant to help analyze your business, but alas, it's a tool that's driving me nuts.
Now rather than, has anybody bought anything today??? I find myself asking:
-how many people were at my site today?
-how long did people stay on my site?
-where are the people from that are looking at my site?
and, the most amusing and frustrating: "what key words did people enter to find me?"
This is amusing because people have searched for things like "amelia earhart hat", "felted wool" and "soap deli" and found my shop. hmmm, interesting.
But the frustrating key words are the ones that tell me somebody out there doesn't want to buy my stuff, they want to make it; "how to cut recycled records" and "make buckle with resin and jar lid" made me a bit defensive. Now the cutting records, okay, I'm not the first or the last for that, but I am the only one that I've ever seen make a belt buckle out of a jar lid.
End of rant.
Here are a couple of my latest creations, try not to copy them, it just pisses me off. :)