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I was playing around with a scheduling app a few days ago, inspired by a weeklong spring clean by Makelight. I’m sorry to report I didn’t finish following up on that but maybe at some point I will.

Those of you who read my blog by visiting it might notice a strangeness. I tried to redo the theme and in the process I lost some settings 😟

Then there was the experiment to set up a payment mode for my products, right here rather than on any e-retail platforms. I added a PayPal button to the green scarf I wove a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if it’s working though.

So why have my experiments flopped?

1. Scheduling flopped because I didn’t build up enough content for scheduling to make sense. I’m finding it difficult to write a couple of blog posts a week and only manage to post Instagram pics because they don’t require much content.

2. Changing themes wasn’t a success because I know just enough WordPress to deconstruct and not enough to build (a little knowledge. And so on).

3. Payment may have sunk because a. I didn’t actually publicise it besides asking one friend to check it out and/or b. I’m not sure I did it correctly.

So now what’s next for this lab of mine?

  • Should I admit defeat and give up this online selling attempt and stick to word of mouth?
  • Should I give in and hire an expert (the consequent question would be, is the expense justified at this stage of my craft business or will it ever be?)
  • Just keep on keeping on and hope somehow I manage to whip myself and my online presence into shape with no outside help?

One thing that I do seem to be able to do is make stuff.

Now to find a way to keep these things moving on so I can make some more.

I spent most of the day today feeling sorry for myself. Because I have a very sore throat. All because of this guy on the next seat who kept sneezing and coughing and sniffling through the flight from Hyderabad to Mumbai. Thanks random stranger!

I was moaning about it to a friend and she said “Pamper yourself.”

So that got me thinking. How does one pamper themselves? I think I’m sadly undereducated in this regard. The only options I could come up with included:

1. Staying in bed all day (way too many courier deliveries and sundry bell ringers, not to mention work)

2. Reading some old favourites (couldn’t drum up the concentration after work)

3. Crafting (see disclaimer above)

4. The old fallback, retail therapy

As the photo says…

I’m valiantly trying to resist buying another loom, a folding one that I could more easily carry to craft fairs. One of my current portable looms is too narrow and the other one doesn’t fold. Wallowing in self pity isn’t exactly strengthening my resolve.

Hopefully the cold will take its course (3 days or 72 hours, as the joke goes) and I’m not extra unproductive. In the meantime, as a diversion, I was wondering what my readers do when instructed to “pamper” themselves.

Do comment and let me know.

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