Saturday, 25 September 2010

Long Time Humbugger Signs up for Etsy Sellers Holiday Bootamp

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.

1 comment:

  1. Your first paragraph made me smile - that is exactly how I feel! (esp. about the present bit!)Bah humbug all round ;)


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