Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Higher Search Views Today? Probably not.

So I have 170 views from Etsy search here right before 8 pm.  BUT 44 of them are for the search "Aynsley tea cup".  That is an unusually high number of searches for that one set of keywords.  I rarely have something like that happen.

So if it weren't for those 44, then search views would be as low as they have been for the past week.

And only 673 total views.  Although total views are no longer an accurate indicator of how active my shop is due to the change in the shop layout.

Back to work. But no listing new or renewing until tomorrow, the 1st.  Because of the terrible sales in the past 2 weeks along with such bad search views.  I will not spend any more money on Etsy this month.

A Dream of Ellen and Ballet

I took a nap this afternoon, and I had a dream.....

I was in my bedroom on my bed.  There was some image playing in front of me about jobs and hiring.  One of the two jobs was for being a roofer.  "They hire at 35", or something like that.  It was switching back and forth from the two jobs and saying something like they hire at 12 and 35.  It didn't make sense.  Still doesn't.

In the right corner of my bedroom was Ellen DeGeneres.  In the left corner was then another guy who started some type of game or something.  He was doing ballet dance moves on a matt, and had to do what was being shown on a video or on the wall to my left.

Ellen said to me,  "You do it now.".

I got off the bed and walked over to the matt on the floor and it had outlines of feet in ballet dance moves, and on the wall to my right was a poster with pics of a man doing ballet moves.  And I had to do the same ballet moves he was doing on the matt and inside the footprints.

Instead of doing his, I did my own ballet moves. lol.  and, I can't remember what happened next, but Ellen walked over to me and congratulated me or something, and she said I healed my friends sister of her "?" and she had appeared next to me with her eyes closed.  My ballet dance moves had healed her?

And as I went to shake Ellen's hand and tell her thanks I spit on her, I thought.  And I apologized for spitting on her as I talked. lol.

Then I woke up.

I got out of bed and got online for a few minutes.  Then went downstairs.  I had left the tv on, and a soap opera was on.  I changed the station to LAFF, and even before I did I thought that the Ellen show was on.  And it was.

The episode was just starting and Ellen was having dinner with her parents.  They asked her about playing the piano.  And she said she never liked it and always wanted to take ballet:

And after the opening scene her friend says, "I don't get childhood resentments.  Just let that stuff go.".

What a coincidence?  Not sure what the meaning of the dream and then seeing the show is.  Maybe just a "prophetic" type of dream with no meaning.  I was just sensitive enough to dream of my "future"?

I think I have a lot of dreams like that.  I dream of future events in my life, even if they seem/are trivial.

This was probably another one of them.  I know I never wanted to take ballet. lol. was a message to let go of childhood resentments????  Possibly.

Oh well.

Only 183 Etsy Search Views Yesterday

It started off looking as though I might reach 200 search views yesterday.  But I ended with 183.  That's better than some of the days I've had lately though.

ONLY 909 Total views.  Disappointing.

It is after 1 am.  In 2 1/2 hours it will be another 2 days without a sale.  Oh well.  That's the way it goes.

Time for bed.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Only 165 Etsy Search Views Yesterday; A Jump Today

It was disappointing that search views were still so low yesterday.  And only 1,010 total views.

Last year on the previous two days I had search views in the 230's.  With a day of total views in the 1,700's!

Views have jumped today.  I saw it in the midnight hour when I had 13.  For the previous days I'd have about 6 by 1:30am.

Even now, here at 10:25am I have 76 Etsy search views.  I have been in the 50's at noon for the past week.

Googl views were good yesterday.  I had 66.  And even here right before 10:30 am I already have 16.  I like to be in the teens by 12 noon.

A day recently I finished with only 35 Google views.  So 66 is high.  I haven't had 80 in more than a year.  Might not reach that again.  Because of Google and Etsy changes/"improvements". Maybe for Christmas.

Well, back to work.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Only 161 Etsy Search Views Yesterday

I wonder what the heck has happened to my search views???

I expected them to drop for the summer.  And I was in the low to mid 200's.  Then a couple days right below 200.

Then, BOOM.  Down to the 130's-170's.

I was even in the 280's just recently.

It will be in the 160's again today.

Almost time for bed.

Monday, June 27, 2016

176 Etsy Search Views Yesterday

So, for a sunday, search views were low and below 200 again yesterday.  Disappointing.

Last year on June 26th I had 197 search views.  So I guess the 176 isn't too bad. Especially since Etsy made the additional de-clumping move earlier this year or last year.

1,132 total views yesterday.  Not bad either, I guess. Also because of the big change in the shop layout.

No sales yesterday either.

Well, I have choices to make.  Whether to stay open or not.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

208 Search Views Yesterday

So views from Etsy search rebounded yesterday by 70.  But they are lower today, and I will end up with less than 200 again.   Only 51 search views here right before 10:30am.

And, 3 small sales yesterday day.

Oh well.

Time for a bike ride.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

100 Search Views at 3pm

So today search views are better.  But it is a saturday.

Here at 3:08 pm I have 101 views from Etsy search.

508 total views.

AND only 30 favorites!

I wonder why I've lost SO MANY favorites in the past 7 weeks????

I've actually made 2 sales today. Wow. lol.

Time to run to the post office.

137 Etsy Search Views Yesterday

Wow.  That is crazy.  Crazy low.  I wonder what the heck happened???

That is one of the lowest non-holiday days of Etsy search views ever.

AND, less than 1,000 total views.  Only 901 total views.  Only the 2nd day ALL YEAR with less than 1,000 total views.


Time for bed.

Friday, June 24, 2016

98 Etsy Search Views at 7pm!!!!


Not even 100 views from Etsy search at 7pm!!

This will be my lowest total of search views in YEARS!!  Since 2011 probably!!

And 1 sale for $19.

That makes $63 in sales in the past 8 DAYS!!


I should close up.......

Saturday, June 18, 2016

I Wish I Could Close ShoponSherman

I should close.  I wish I could.

For many reasons.

Sales are too low.  Revenue is too low.  Shop is on a downward trend.

To name a few.

After 10 years of buying and selling every single day.
And after 5 1/2 years of working on my vintage shop every single day.
I should close.

I have decisions to make......

Friday, June 17, 2016

Only 187 Search Views Yesterday, But A Big Jump Today

So I finished yesterday, a thursday, with only 187 views from Etsy search and just 1,090 total views.

Than when I woke up in the middle of the night I saw there was already a jump in views.  And now here at 6:49pm I already have 184 views from Etsy search and 1,094 total views..

3 sales yesterday.  No sales today though.

Time to work some tonight.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Yesterday The Pittsburgh Penguins had Their Victory Parade.....

The NHL hockey Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup on monday.

And over the weekend and into monday I had made 2 sales for $50.

Yesterday they had their victory parade through the streets of downtown Pittsburgh with THOUSANDS of fans there cheering for them.

And I didn't make a sale.

Life is unfair. lol.

Almost time to close up.

Only 176 Search Views Yesterday

I finished the Wed with only 176 views from Etsy search and more than 1,100 total views.

Search views were actually better than June 15 of last year when I had only 240.
Although with more than 1,300 total views.
But the difference in total views is not as big because of the change in the layout, and total views are not as accurate.

11 fewer direct Google yesterday too compared to last year.
51 to 40.

No sales yesterday, of course.
With nearly 1,500 listings too.
And more than 5 1/2 years of working on my shop

Almost time to close up shop.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

THE Pink?

So I worked at my garden job today.  Afterwards I went to the thrift store.  I got home about 5:30, and decided to hurry and pack a couple orders and take them to the post office before it closed at 7pm.

When I got in line at the post office there were 3 ladies ahead of me.  They were very chatty with each other.

The one said she had the Pink song in her head.  I forget the title of the song she said.  And she also said she wished she could move like Pink does in her video for the song.

So tonight I decided to check my Twitter account for any notifications.

I had 2 of them.  The most recent one was the PINK followed me:

I clicked on the Twitter profile and it has Pink's pic and what appears to be an accurate bio/description:

But I don't know if it is THE Pink or not.  Not many tweets.  And not many followers.

I looked at some of her tweets and it looks like it might really be her??

Even if it is not really her, I am not sure of what the coincidence means??

Probably nothing.

Oh, well.

Time for bed.

Monday, June 13, 2016

2,100 FEWER Favorites in May???

So I noticed I was losing a lot of favorites, and checking my stats I see that I have 2,070 FEWER favorites for May compared to the same month last year!

I wonder what is causing that???

Of course it is the new layout, but WHY???

For April 5 (rollout of new layout)-April 30 the difference is only 87.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

126 Etsy Search Views at 12 Noon, BUT......

So it is encouraging that on this beautiful, sunny Sunday morning I have 126 views from Etsy search in my Vintage shop.

That is easily the highest in WEEKS.

BUT....I have only 26 favorites???

That is a thing I have lost THOUSANDS of....Favorites.

Since the new shop layout have have thousands fewer favorites for some reason?????

Time for some investigating....

BIG Jump in Views Today: 95 Search Views at 7:40am

So for the past week or longer I have not been reaching 100 Etsy search views til 2 pm or so.

Even yesterday, a saturday, normally one of my highest search view days, I didn't reach 100 until after 1:30.

Here on a sunday morning I already have 95 search views here at 7:42 am.

Good to see!  It's encouraging.