I know, yes, yes, after all my whining and complaining, I really am considering going to Etsy again, at least for the next four months...
I have been on ArtFire now for almost a year, paying a very low monthly fee ($5.95) but haven't made a sale since last November...
I realize that the bulk of my items are seasonal (although they seem to sell in the summer as well as in the winter at my weekly Markets).
Still I can always remember, despite my annoyance with much of Etsy's methodology, that I always sold more there than at ArtFire, and with Christmas coming, why not list for four months and see what comes of it?
I have been getting into pointless discussions with other AF sellers in their Forums about the lack of sales...always, two kinds of posters, (me and everyone there who is a cheerleader for AF) but I realize it's a waste of time..
I refuse to Tweet, I can't even figure out how to create a working Facebook kiosk, much less waste my time fruitlessly trying to promote my site, when I need to be making the stuff to sell on my site.
So will probably go back there at least for the Fall and pre-holiday season..may I have some mayo and relish with that crow, please?