Monday, July 13, 2009

Hello and Welcome

This blog is about etsy and personal protest and personal standards.

I am a person. I am an adult. I was once an etsy user. I may or may not still have an etsy account. I used to have one. Like many others, I joined the site wide-eyed with hope. It was such an optimistic feeling. But that optimism and hope have dissipated. I am now jaded by the etsy experience.

Of course, you’re not allowed to be jaded on etsy, it’s against the rules. Yeah, I’m sure it is in the TOU somewhere.

So, I’ll be jaded here on blogspot, because I’m a human being with a full range of emotions. I’m not an etsy Kool-Aid drinker… the more I think about it, the more that site feels like a cult… a cult of mean dumb people and bitches.

So, since etsy is a glorified store, with sellers being vendors, I’m going to share my window shopping experience with you. I will share my feelings on the vendors and the retail employees who have enabled me to feel jaded. More specifically, why I will not patronize specific etsy users, for their conduct, intentional and unintentional, and why I recommend refusing to patronize the shops that are constantly featured by that very small insular community of etsy administrators.

Look forward to someone else saying what you were thinking.