Friday, October 30, 2009

Decisions, Decisions

One shop, two shops, old shop, new shop....

Woe is me.....I am just starting to think about what I am going to do with my etsy shops this winter and already I have hit a wall.

Do I want to keep both shops or do I only want one shop? I am not doing anything with FourDogDay at all. I haven't added any new photos or cards in ages. It's just sitting there. Not that just sitting there can hurt anything, but if I am going to leave it open, then I need to do something with it. Matt was my photographer, but his camera is broken, so no new photos. I don't want to make cards anymore....so what does that leave? Nothing.

I love MyOtherShop and all of the awesome fabric things that I can make for the shop, and I know that is the direction I want to go. The shop really just needs some cleaning up. I need to remove the things I'm no longer interested in making or put them on sale, and then I have tons of new items to photograph and list over the next few weeks.

The problem with closing FourDogDay is that it is on my double sided business cards and I still have a lot left. It's also the name of my blog. The problem with that is that we just got another dog, which I never expected to do....so now the name doesn't even work and the banner is all wrong in both the shop and for my blog.

Oh dear me! I really don't know what to do....

Got any suggestions?

9 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

My suggestion is to go with one shop named FourDogDay and consolidate everything you love into it. That's your brand and how everyone in the blogosphere knows you. It's cute and unique, and even with Georgia around it still works. Let us know what you decide!

Shore Debris said...

I second the Lanyardlady!

Lori said...

I love her idea and agree with Lanyardlady. I'll add one to that. If you'd like you would officially keep the "four dog day." On your banner, change it to "four dog day + 1" Eh, it's a thought.

Cathryn said...

I'm going to have to agree with the other ladies. lol

I'm only thinking about opening an Etsy shop, but I like what everyone else said.

DUTA said...

Whatever you decide, I wish you lots of Luck And Prosperity!

Joyce said...

Decisions, decisions I'm not good at because I have a hard time always making up my mind. You are so talented, is there someway you could come up with to use or old cards, ornaments, collages, cards etc...?

Have a golden weekend and Happy Halloween. xoxo

Sherry said...

I love that shop name so much I don't think you can close it!

But let me just think about your logistical problem a bit.

Your post on my blog was beyond awesome, many thanks!

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Angela said...

I am late adding my opinion... I think you should sell out of the FDD items or let them expire and close that shop. If your heart is not in that, don't do it. Keep adding to your other shop. You do not want to lose the people who have "hearted" you. It will not matter so much about losing the people who hearted FDD because you are not going to have items like that in there anyway. As far as the blog, just keep it FDD...we all know you as Kathy anyway :)

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