Saturday, June 14, 2014

CHUCK NOLL has died!!!

Wow. Just wow. That's sad.

The Steelers of the '70's were my childhood.

I started watching football around 1974-75. And the Steelers of the mid and late 70's were my life as a boy.

Watching the Steelers. Watching Bradshaw. Then going out after the games and practicing throwing like bradshaw.

Watching the playoffs and super bowls.

Looking through the Sears catalog and wanting EVERYTHING that was Steelers. lol.
The trash can, the comforter, the lamp, EVERYTHING. lol.

And I remember watching the Steelers of the 1980's too. Through my high school years.
And with Bubby Brister as the quarterback. And Walton as the offensive coordinator.
And the suprising playoff run with Rich Eisenberg, the small running back and Merril Hoge as the running back.

Now Chuck Noll is gone.

That is a period of my life, too.

RIP, Chuck. Thanks for all the memories and wins and great times.

Friday, June 13, 2014

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I started posting about my views from Etsy search after a big drop on sept 6th of last year. I then started using this blog as a record for my views.

I know noone was to read about the views in my shop everyday. lol.

And I didn't intend to post so much about them. I intended to have an interesting blog that people woudl want to check on.

Well, I have finally started a private blog to keep track of my Etsy search views.

My first post was this morning and was about ANOTHER DAY below 200 views from Etsy search.

That was disappointing.

Views are down and staying down.

BUT.......I have made 6 orders today for a good amount of revenue!

I have still been makings teady sales, even though with the drop in the first week of april that month ended up being one of my 2 lowest revenue months in the past 2 years.

But revenue for may was great. So was the orders.

But views have been down and stayed down. Only TWO days of more than 300 views from Etsy search in the past TEN WEEKS! Wow.

Anyway, no more posting abot my views here. lol.

THey will now be private.

I am looking forward to this summer, for my vintage Etsy shop, and for developing this blog to be one that people would want to read and follow.


So the Cubs just lost 3 our of 4.

That sucks. lol.

Oh well.

I am learning not to count on anything. lol.

And just write for my own benefit. lol.

189 Views Yesterday!


Only 189 views from Etsy search yesterday.

This is making me mad. And disappointed. And discouraged.

Oh well.

Nothing I can do about it.

Just work less on my shop.

And plan on working more.

And tithing ONLY.

Oh well.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

200 Views at 8pm; I Don't Sell Much

It still took until 8:04pm to reach 200 views from Etsy search. Even with having more than 110 at noon.

I have more than 1,100 listings, but only sold 1 vase today.

And I really only sell tea cups.

A guy I know is probably right. The "market is just not there".

I should probably just close up.

It's not worth it to spend hours every day on my shop to only sell tea cups.

It's not worth it to spend half or most of a day on my shop and sitting at the computer and then really only sell tea cups.

Taking pics and listing items takes time. And then the items dont sell for months and months. If they sell at all.

After all of the tithing and seeding.

I've given away so much cash the past 3 1/2 years. Just to make the small income I've made.

While others who never donate anything are hugely successful.

I guess I still have decisions to make.......

112 Views at Noon

Here at 12 noon I have 112 views from Etsy search.

This is the most I have had at 12 noon in I don't know how long. Probably since the ONE day in may I had more than 300 views from Etsy search or the ONE day in april that I had more than 300 views from Etsy search. That day was the first week of april.

Well today is a sunday. So that is a good sign. That sunday is still the high view day of the week.

Only 216 views from Etsy search yesterday! Wow.

Not sure views will come back. At least not til the fall.

I have orders to pack and organizing to do.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

109 Views at 4pm on a Saturday


Views are staying down, it seems.

9 weeks of this.

Good thing I sell tea cups. Tea cups that people like and want.

Or my views would be lower than 2011.

Friday, June 6, 2014

18 Views from Google right before 7pm!

Wow. That is disappointing. And discouraging.

Google views are GONE. Gone for GOOD. They are not coming back.

I did make 2 sales today. Tea cups, of course.

Just gotta take it a day at time. As long as I can make it.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


It is a very nice, sunny, cool, low humidity summer morning!

I have to take advantage of this nice day to get as much done as I can.

I just got some pics. They turned out only ok.

I have to go do some laundry, do yard work, take pics, list new and go grocery shopping.

Woke up to a planter sale. Nice to see. I still have items to find! And pack and ship.

Off to work.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

208 Views Right Before Midnight

How disappointing and discouraging that my views from Etsy search are LOWER THAN nov 2011. has been this way for more than 8 EIGHT WEEKS.

And that I've lost thousands of Google views.

And for april & may I have more than 3,000 LESS views from Etsy search compared to the same time last year.

Although my total views were higher. But only 5 more orders for not much more in revenue.

So am I doing better now than the spring of 2013?????

My orders & revenue compared to the the same 5 months of last year are higher.

And I have alot more stuff.

But am I better off?? In my life? Financially. I am not sure that I am. Maybe some.

Off to bed.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

124 Views Right before 5pm on a Sunday

Not Good.

Something happened.

And direct Google views is now my 5th highest source of views. It was always my 2nd. Today I have more views from Pinterest (35) than I do from Google (30).

80 Views at Noon

So views are not coming back. At least not in the near term, I believe.

Here it is a sunday, and the 1st of the month, and not even 100 views from Etsy search.

And it's been only 2 days of more than 300 Views from etsy search in 8 WEEKS.

I have been lucky that I have still been making regular sales. I owe that to tithing and seeding.

If not for the regular sales, and having more than 1,100 listings, my views would be in the 2011 range!

I have gotten a good number of pics taken this morning.

It is a beautiful, sunny summer sunday. I am going for a bike ride.