So where does this leave the humble little shop, ChickadeeSwing? I’m not sure. My rate of inquiries and sales was steadily increasing and I was starting to feel overwhelmed and having to say no. I wasn’t going to get rich and before this whole fiasco had decided to take some time to evaluate after Christmas. But I know that alot of my increase was because I was on Etsy. I also know that my store is closed and will remain closed. We have been looking into starting my own online store, somehow linking it to my blog, but that is kind of complicated and we aren’t sure that it is worth it. I don’t really want to say “okay, Etsy, you win” either though and it is nice to make that little extra each month if we can figure it out. Truly though, I have enjoyed these past weeks of creating what I want to without any pressure. It’s been fun trying new things and making gifts for others. So I don’t know, hopefully in the next week or two I will have some kind of plan.
I would love to hear any suggestions! And thanks to anyone who read this my longest blog yet. It felt good to get it off of my chest and now maybe I won’t wake up in the wee hours thinking about it with ever increasing heart rate.