Last week Etsy decided that everyone that worked with an outside manufacturer has to go through an application process and get their manufacturers approved - otherwise your items could be removed. I suppose I could go ahead and apply, but it just rubs me the wrong way that I have to jump through all these hoops to sell a decal or a print. I don't care for the extra work.
So this weekend I agonized over different e-commerce options, and I decided to move my store to this website.
THEN I agonized over whether I want to be a blog with a shop, or a shop with a blog, recognizing that maybe someone wants to just come over and buy something (thank you!), not be slapped in the face with whatever my latest post was. Then again, other people stop by purely to read whatever I'm writing (thank you!) and don't really care to land on a page that's shoving product at them.
Soooo….I decided to turn SoPupuka.com into a pretty landing page with links to the various areas of this site that folks might be interested in. The blog is now located at sopupuka.com/blog, and I will be working on building a shop right here at sopupuka.com/shop, or at least another e-commerce site that doesn't care that other people helped me make stuff. This is also a plus because believe it or not there are people who don't have etsy accounts, and I don't want that to be a barrier. I may still keep my notecards on Etsy because they are made from start to finish by yours truly, but everything else will be in my new store.
In the meantime this site will be a little messy, with some broken links and what-not so bear with me. Mucho mahalo!