Sunday, March 6, 2011

WARNING: Rant Ahead

Some people just really get under my skin! From the start of my crafting, I've always been one to support others shops. Even if they're direct competition with me, I figure there's far too many people in the world and someone is always looking for something I'll have that they don't and vice versa. I promote others websites, sales, contests whole-heartedly. I hate the dog-eat-dog world philosophy and think good customer service and a great attitude are worth more than an extra sale or two. Maybe because I feel this way, my little jewelry business will never be a world wide phenomenom - but I'm ok with that!

Being on Facebook, I've posted numerous happenings on pages I've liked to get a wider range of exposure, I mean, why not? Others post their info on my pages and I have no complaints about that - I actually encourage it! As long as no one is stealing another's one of a kind ideas - 'cuz that's pretty low! If one of my fans sees it and actually finds something they've been looking for because of that shops post, awesome!! I never saw a problem with this route of promotion. Apparently, others do.

This past weekend I had a pretty awesome 50% sale. The turn out was incredible! I promoted in on some of my favorite shops so their fans would know about it and maybe "LIKE" my shop, too. Not a ton, maybe 10 or so (after all, I didn't want the FB Gods to block me for "spamming"). I don't know if it actually helped or not, but I did get a handful of new likes that day so I'm guessing it worked a bit. Today I reposted a contest that a fellow team member of Horror Couture was having. Again, I reposted the info on some favorite shops pages. For some reason, I had the urge to go back and look at the posts I had made... I saw several shops had removed my posts completely - the one about my sale and the one about my friends contest. I was really actually shocked! I mean, were they THAT afraid of a little competition? I don't even have the same stuff as the ones that deleted it and neither does my team mate. It just totally struck a nerve with me, I mean, here I am promoting their shop on my page, my team page, my shop page, and they delete a posting about a sale and contest? Are they that hard up to keep their fans and customers all to themselves? I mean, it's not like they can supply every desire of their fans. I just thought it was rather rude to say the least and really let me see their true colors and no longer will I promote those shops! I'd rather be happy with who I am and have good karma rather than "hide" fellow crafter just for a few greedy bucks!!

Ok, end rant - I feel better :)


  1. you can post on the strange candi clothing page any day honey. i dont delete. :D i also highly promote other shops. perhaps far more than my own! so come on over and spam it up on my pages. lol
    by the way, still deciding whether or not i should watch a serbian film

  2. Hahahaha! Thanks doll!! I might just take you up on that offer :)

    A Serbian Film... ugh... just beware. It's an excellently made film, but oh man....
    The only thing that makes me feel better, is KNOWING it was just a movie and was made to look like that - not like Cannibal Holocaust which was made (a little too realistically) to look like a documentary. The fact I know they really killed those animals in CH though, THAT alone makes me never want to see it again! *shudder*

  3. WHAT?!!! I'm appalled! That's the point of our team to promote each other! This pisses me off!

  4. No hun, not people from our team, other facebook shops. I promote my page and our team page on others shops - 'twas some of those A-holes that deleted my postings. It's ok, we're doing AWESOME on our own... and with the help of those that DON'T delete our posts :)