So yesterday, I made the announcement on my shop's insta that I will be shutting it down tomorrow.
I didn't want to ever make an announcement like this but times are getting even more difficult. I didn't go into full detail on my post of why I'm doing it. But I will do it here since this is my blog. I want to get all of my feelings out there no matter how bad.
As much as I love making all sorts of accessories, it just didn't work out with hosting multiple sites and buying the supplies to make things if all the products were just going to sit there. I had plenty of people telling me that they would buy things but none really pulled through. For a while, I got good feedback and felt people really loved my work. But again, it just sat there.
It became very disheartening to the point that I felt trying to sell my crafts all these years was a delusional dream that only some of my friends humored me with. I really wanted to succeed at something and it worked for a bit when I could attend events to sell at. But I never had the funds to keep doing it and it only worsened as I lost jobs/took huge pay cuts and especially when COVID hit. . .
I also got really frustrated with Insta and how it really doesn't work for anyone. Eventually not many people saw my posts. Not even my main gal account. I tried a bunch of times on there and on TT to do video posts but those kinds of posts are def not my thing. I feel awkward and they never come out right. And last time I checked, Instagram is for photos. If I wanted videos, I would go back to TT or Youtube. Being forced to use certain things in order to get seen is ridic and makes me hate Insta even more. I just wish there was something better to use.
But anyway, my shop will be closing tomorrow at 5pm est. I'll try to figure out something to do with my stock. I'm just worried that if people didn't want to buy my stuff while it was in my shop, what will make them want to buy it on ebay or something? I guess we'll see.
Otherwise, I think I'm also done with Insta on a whole. I archived a lot of my posts and may even stop posting. I'll most likely still use and view stories but that will just be on my gal account. Everything I will update and do will be on here. At least I know I don't have to worry about much on my own blog. I'll prob also still keep my kofi even though I don't see any funds on that either lol. But maybe one day! At least that doesn't cost money to keep.
On that note, I'm going to end this post. Hopefully tomorrow's post will be happier. Thank you all to those who shared and did support my delusional dream. Bunny Crafty Dream is done.