Wednesday, January 7, 2009


It's funny... in my Etsy shop, I've had to take all my journal pictures 3-4 times, and some still need work. I began photographing my pendants, and I will be on my 4th attempt tonight. I can go out and take the most beautiful shots in nature, but I am struggling with photographing my products.

But that's ok. I will look up some more tips today and re-shoot them. Each step of this journey teaches me something. I am currently learning how to photograph jewelry and patience. So... onward with the journey.

There seem to be some major shifts going on with my job. I had decided the other day that in a few months, I'm cutting down my hours. Of course, there are a lot of variables involved, like if I'll be able to replace that income with either sales from my shop or freelance photography work. But I went into work yesterday and learned of major changes. So far they don't directly affect me, but when things like that start happening, you start stressing about how it will affect you. Another place for patience.

I will keep doing my job the way that I always do. And I'll keep marketing my shop like mad. When it's time, everything will fall into place. I read a blog post the other day about faith. This is a good time for that as well. Faith that all of my marketing and lessons learned will pay off. Faith that everything will happen at the right time.

I just don't like going into work feeling that I am 'putting in the time.' So... I will go there today and find some glittery, sparkling facet of my job and focus on that. After all, I believe that everything in life has made me who I am. Therefore, this job is certainly contributing as well.

Have a great day...

4 comments: said...

HEHEHEE....I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who has trouble taking pictures of my product.
Like you, I love to get outside and take the camera...I toil with shot of "stuff" for my shops...

One of my goals this year is to perfect or at least improve in that area.


Robynsart said...

I'm amazed at all of the necessary skills needed for an online shop. we are all so amazing :-)

Geoff Schutt said...

Hello Robyn,

Just curious .... What if you took the whole need-job-to-make-money out of the equation, and then looked at your etsy shop, and your goals, and what you've accomplished so far.

I think you'll feel better about not working that extra day at one job, and adding the extra time for something you love, and that's bringing out the creative in you.

We wish you the best, and then some.
Geoff & Eleanor

Melissa said...

Yes, taking the pictures of the products. Ugh.

You've got an awesome attitude. YAY YOU!


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