Ok, I'm not normally one to complain about other people's negativity; I usually just let it roll off my back. But this forum post kind of pushed me over the edge today. It was originally in the business topics and then rightfully moved to promotions, because that's exactly what it is, cleverly disguised as a complaint about sales.
When I looked at the seller's shop, there were plenty of sales. They had slowed up a little but there was still at least one sale a week. I would be happy with that much consistency in my shop! I would kill for a minimum of one sale a week. And I'm not threatening to just pack up shop and "throw in the towel". I wait patiently, happy with making awesome new items, and if I sell something to someone then great!
This seems to me like a desperate cry for attention - "I haven't had a sale in day so please look at me! Look at me!" It reminds me of a child in the middle of the grocery store crying because mommy wouldn't let them have some candy today. It was a poor attempt to promote the shop to see if whining might bring some pity views and perhaps pity sales.
I feel bad at taking a shot at someone, but this is just the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back. I'm so tired of hearing about low views, and low sales, and it's the ecomony, and blah blah blah.... Yes, the economy sucks, but people are still buying. Plenty of them! Instead of sitting around whining about how it sucks and getting views that way, take the energy and find something positive to do with it. Have a sale, redo your shop and give it a new look. But don't complain to me when I would gladly trade places with you.
Ok, that's my rant for the day. Thanks for bearing with me on that one.