Anyone who knows me will be aware of my long standing aversion to 'The Holidays' as Etsy quaintly calls Christmas. I'm a real humbug, I don't like all the crap that's on sale (already! Sainsbury's tonight had an aisle full of Lindt reindeer and swimming pool sized tubs of cheap chocolates) I like the cooking and the feeding of people, I like the social aspect (no, not just the wine), but I don't like the presents, I resent buying stuff for people I don't want to buy stuff for and the stuff I get in return is usually rubbish and goes to the charity shop on the 3rd of January.
I told you I was all humbug. So it is with some surprise that I have 'signed up' for this process.
I'm going to do what I've been told and post 'the pledge':
I, Eyeshoot Photography, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday
Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do
my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the
weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread,
read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the
mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it,
support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive
and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the
word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a
more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!
I've already let the side down by not voting for the Camp Mascot because I think they are all horrible and I don't want to be associated with any of them. Sorry.
Yes, I've posted my pledge to the Facebook group.
Yes, I've posted to the Etsy Forum thread.
I already have Google Analytics installed.
Mission Statement "I hope to sell shed loads of stuff so I don't end up in the poorhouse, including some pretty Christmas cards with the great snowy pictures from early this year and my lovely calendars, stop being so grumpy about The Holidays' "
So, in keeping with my impeccable academic reputation as a bit of a creep, I've done my homework.
If this Bootcamp thing can work for me it will be a miracle and I'll be unspeakably impressed.
Here's a new Scrabble Print set to end on.