Fear revisited and my etsy about page


After a lot of thinking, fussing, preparing and thinking again (too much), I finally went back to my etsy shop which had been put on hold for about six months. I walked (virtually) around my shop thinking which part I would adjust, which items I would maintain. I had already did an adjustment on shop banner (the girl with the balloons really enchanted me). Changed my profile and added the shop about page. I made sure that all the billing and credit card details were in check and then suddenly I was afraid.

It's just like that. Fears can come to you at any time. I was fearful what if something wrong with my account, there might be some bugs on my Paypal, my items photos might not be good enough. Maybe I cannot interact with my future customers properly, what about shipping problems and so on.

Sometimes I really hate my imagination...

But I know in my heart that I need to do this. I MUST make it happen! Then I thought of a very good quote I got from Creative Courage e-class. It says :

Sit down and take action. The only way you can overcome fears is through action.

So, I did. I sat down and began drafting my items' descriptions.

The shop is not open yet but if you are interested you can view my about page here >> http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerryDay/about/

I really like the photo slides section. Etsy has just added this feature to their system. I think it's really a great way to tell the story of shop owner. I hope you like it too and I would be very grateful if you could give feedback about this page.

Thank you for coming. Have a merry day!



  1. I think all artists can relate to that! Taking action is the #1 antidote to fear... if we can just get pass the frozen stage where we do nothing :)

    I think part of reason we don't jump into action is lack of planning. At least that's what happens with me. I have a million and one ideas in my head and think I can jump into action, not knowing where to start. So I don't!

    I just added your store to my favorites on Etsy. I'll keep an eye on new items! Good luck :)

    1. Thank you so much Sandra! That is true about having no plan. I opened my shop in 2010 with little thoughts but I think I have learned a lot these past years. I will do my best! :D

  2. I think it looks great - I've not fully given my etsy shop the attention it needs and didnt know about the slide show - it looks great :) its always on my list of things to do, but I never seem to have any time left for it. Maybe one day...
    Lots of luck with it all. i look forward to seeing what you list :)

    1. Thanks for coming! I think the reason I'm trying to keep my shop going is that it's really fun to build up my own world and see what it will lead to besides money. Can't wait to see it myself :)


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