FORUM: What’s Your Trouble, Bubble?

Lately, I’ve been facing all kinds of challenges and dilemmas with my store as I’m exploring options for a brick-and-mortar establishment,  so I know that it can be kind of frustrating at times to try and create a balance between life, work (if maintaining your Etsy store isn’t your only job), creating (for those of you that are handmade artists), EEWIL responsibilities, blogging,  your Etsy store…the list goes on. This is especially true if, like me, you’re the only Etsyan in your “real world” social circle.

So, I thought I’d just set up a post here on the blog that can be an open forum for you to talk about your challenges, frustrations, conundrums, and the like.  Hopefully we’ll have a lot of interaction with this topic, and we can all help each other figure out solutions.  We have close to 200 members, all with different levels of Etsy experience, which means that we have a large pool of advice at our fingertips;  if you’re stuck with something, that resource!  Post here and ask questions — chances are, there’s somebody on our team who can help you figure it out.  Use the forums on our Facebook page discussion boards and on our Etsy Team discussion board, too.  The more places you ask, the more likely you are to find some assistance.

Whatever you do,  don’t go it alone.

Frustration can lead to burnout, and that’s not good for you or your store.  Check in with your cyberfriends, and let us help you get back on track!

Until next time,

Happy Etsying and Loads of EEWIL ♥!

Victoria 😉

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Welcome to Our New Home

Welcome to WordPress, the new home of our EEWIL Blog!

We hope you’ll find this new blog a little more in line with our EEWIL philosophy, a little more streamlined, and a lot less cluttered.  The layout and feel of the blog over on our old hosting site just wasn’t quite right, so after a little research we landed here. 🙂

You’ll notice a few differences on this blog, the most obvious being that it feels a little more like a webpage than a blog.  Please take a few minutes to peruse the links at the top of the page.  Some of them are still “under construction,” but you’ll start to see them fill out over the next few weeks.

As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome.  Let us know how you feel about this new blog, and what articles you’d like to see here.  If you’re interested in writing for the blog, drop Victoria a line here or on our EEWIL Facebook page — we’d love to hear your “voice” on our page!

If you were following us over on our old blog hosting site, please follow us here instead.  Over then next few weeks, we’ll be setting up links to our followers blogs.  Once that’s complete, our old blog will be taken down — we don’t want to lose any of our readership when that happens, so following us here is just extra insurance that we don’t lose touch.

Big EEWIL and Etsy love to all of you.  Keep up the great work.  You make EEWIL the great community that it is!

TAG! You’re It!

For those of you who have already joined our Etsy Team, please feel free to tag items in your shop as “eewil.” Doing this will create a sort of “directory” of team member shops.

If you haven’t yet joined the Team, membership is gained by application or invitation only. Victoria is currently in the process of sending invites to all EEWIL members who are currently hold “Participating” status on our FB page info tab — however, because Etsy only allows us to send out 25 invites per day, you are welcome to fill out an application if you don’t want to wait for the invite.  Those of you who currently hold “Non-Participating” status will not receive an invite and are required to fill out an application.  CLICK HERE to send in your application.

Also, please remember to keep creating those Treasuries!  They are the backbone of our group, and also what ensures that you have access to all things EEWIL — membership in the Etsy Team is subject to the same terms as membership in our FB group!