Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

I got nothin' for ya.
But I'm lookin' for help.

First of all,
I've noticed many of you
use Pinterest.
You all had me curious
so I had to join in.
(Still a follower, after all these years)!

Like so many other
computer related things,
I do not get it!
There, I said it.
I am not too ashamed to admit it.
I am not even sure
how I'm supposed to access it.
When I do happen
to land upon it,
I have no idea what to do.
So here's my question.
Is it worth reading
the help files?
Will it enhance my life?
Is it another time killer?
A potential addiction?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Now, on to ETSY.
I have also
noticed many of you have
wares to sell through ETSY.
From collectibles
to beautiful handmade items.
I have a lot of stuff
I may be interested in selling.
Mostly collectibles
or antiques.
Examples include:
Old fashion jewelry,
very old books,
linens ( doily's and more),
old crochet patterns,
So I ask you.
Is it worth it
to list on ETSY?
And if it is,
are there any
pricing resources
you could recommend?
I'm pretty much lost
here too.

I will anxiously
await your
and guidance,
oh wise ones!


Chatty Crone said...

I do not have an Esty account, but I have a couple of friends that do.

And pinterest - I have an account - but haven't used it yet.

Sorry - wish i was more help!


Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I don't know anything about either so I'll be checking back to read what you find out! Glad you asked these questions I've been wanting answered, too. :D

Debbie said..., addicting, time sucker that everyone loves. i have not started because i don't feel i have the time!! but still think it is probably fun!!

esty....great idea, wonderful stuff and place...BUT everyone gets lost in the ocean of stuff. beautiful things, very talented people and i get overwhelmed everytime i go. i have never sold anything but i have bought a few things!!

Ed Pilolla said...

a friend of mine read in her horoscope that she ought to put her hand-made crafts on etsy. ha! i have no idea what the first thing is, and have only heard of etsy. i am so internet stupid:)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I have never looked at Etsy so don't know what it is like.

Pinterest is nice, I joined up but have no idea how it works - the photographs are beautiful though.

I spend enough time on the computer without getting drawn into anything else!!!

Good luck Jill!

Sharon said...

I have no idea about Pinterest, what it is or anything. Etsy... looked there and they have so much neat stuff, I just am not shopping any more.

Sorry I can't help :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I do NOT have a clue about Pinterest BUT I love Etsy..I am a shopper NOT a seller though! :)

Gloria said...

I too spend to much time on the internet! Know very little about those though. Glo

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

I just recently started using pinterest too. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love it because, well, it's fun. I just browse through what other people have posted (usually) and repin stuff I like. I've found some great recipes and decorating ideas. But I dislike it because it seems like the most self indulgent activity there is. Which, conversely, is another reason I LIKE it!

Etsy...I know nothing about. Sorry.

But find me on pinterest - the linky is on my blog!

Paula said...

Sorry can't help.I have a lot to do around here and I'm involved in Pogo games for years so I don't take on anything else.

Michaele said...

I got nuthin' for you. They changed facebook today and I am completely lost.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

If it takes away from home, the farm or the studio, it's a time waster for me. Yes, it's fun to wander around but then have nothing to show for it. I haven't been on FB in a couple of months, don't have other accounts or if I do, I don't visit.
I'm not much help.

Bonnie said...

The only thing I can help with is pinterest. I enjoy it. It does suck the time though. You start pinning and all of a sudden an hour is gone. It is like having all your inspiration boards in one place. I pin things I think my daughter will like, recipes, gardening stuff, book stuff, etc. If I don't use one of my own photographs, you can almost bet it is from pinterest. They take care of making sure it gets linked to the original poster. A lot of times I will pin something just to make it easier to get it on my blog. Worth your time? I don't know, it is just fun.

Kathy said...

Don't know anything about Pinterest other than my adult daughter uses it. I fail to even find the fascination with Facebook!

missing moments said...

I love Etsy and have bought several things there. Some really nice stuff. I have a Pinterest account but really not sure of its value. Keeping up with my blog is enough time consumption!

Carol said...

I wish I could help but I was actually hoping you could help me! I seem to try everything on the internet and quickly lose interest if there aren't dancing cats or wine. I have a pinterest account, no idea what to do with it, I even have an etsy shop, it's more like an abandoned shop but hey, it's mine! One day I figured at that the only time all day I'm not on the computer is when I'm sleeping or in the bathroom, I really have to give some of this up.

Young Adventures... said...

I just joined pinterest this week. It is fun, but it does take up time just like fb and blogging. I'm using it mostly for ideas for myself. It's a way for me to catalog recipes, decorating ideas, clothes that I like. I'm hoping it helps me remember this kind of stuff. I look at etsy every once in awhile but have never bought anything. Good luck Jill keep us posted on what you find out.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I am a Pinterest hold out. I don't need to waste more time. But it's probably like Twitter in that you have to use it a while to really 'get it'.

I have had an Etsy shop since May maybe? I have vintage stuff on there. So far I've only had 4 sales (and 2 of them were from the same person). So it's not incredibly fruitful, but since it doesn't cost much to list stuff I guess it has paid for itself. I'm not sure I'm going to bother relisting stuff once it expires though.

Dianna said...

I'm with Lisa - once I read that Pinterest is addictive, I steered clear of it!

Madi and Mom said...

I don't use either...I have my hands full being Madi's executive assistant..she is a slave driver!!
Hugs Madi's E.A.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I have a Pinterest account and have tried to get into it, but like all the other social sites, it's a big time waster with little to nothing to show for it.

If you are looking for project ideas, Pinterest might be helpful to you. Lots of that going on.

I don't have an etsy shop and don't plan on it. Pretty saturated at this point, but that's just my opinion. :)