I think I have new respect for farming...
even though I grew up in 'farming country'
I never thought much about
what a 'gamble' it really is
to do that for a living.
In comparing my own situation to farming..
I've prepared the soil
(my online shops)...
planted the seeds
(listed my artwork)
(regular new listings or renews)
and even fertilized them
(marketing and promotion)
'suddenly there was an eclipse of the sun'
that lasted much longer than usual
(Etsy changed the way they do things so my items
can no longer be found as they used to be...
and Zibbet just doesn't attract the traffic
...so...without the 'sun'...
my seeds won't grow and yield a harvest.
Not sure why Etsy chose the busiest time of the year for
most sellers on Etsy...to make such dramatic changes..
but..like the farmer...
when I make the sales during my 'busy season'
I have to manage the funds
to get through the 'non-harvest' seasons...
that's not looking so great.
Still have to pay the bills...