I REALLY appreciate submissions, like REALLY I do, but I don’t appreciate the current trend of people just sending me a link to their Etsy page. Sending me picture with link to your Etsy page is fine if it’s something really unique and awesome (like the tree ring chalk board someone sent me which was ACE and a few I have queued up now) with a bit of info about yourself/your practice, that is brilliant and I love it. But just a link to your Etsy page with not much background or context is just annoying and I won’t post it.
I also don’t have much time to blog, so definitely don’t have time to go through each and every one of the Etsy shops I’m sent links to! Especially if it is JUST A LINK with no “Hi I’m ____ I do _____ here’s my shop”. It’s just polite!
Also, if you’re sending pictures of/links to your latest craft/art project, especially if it’s a craftivism/social project/art installation (ie the yarn bombing in Colchester I was recently sent) then I’ll always post it, because I love that kind of stuff, and that’s the kind of thing Tumblr wants to see.
If you run a small business/own a craft shop/art space/are studying at uni/posting tutorials/anything like that i’d love to see your stuff too! Please share because I think that’s brill!
Basically, I don’t have much time to blog lately, and I really don’t want this to turn into a string of just outside links to Etsy pages. Literally no one wants to see that, or will click it or pay any attention to it. You all use Tumblr and it’s fairly obvious what people will like! Plain links are not it!
I don’t want to put people off sending me stuff. I just would rather there was more common sense about it.
I also am a craft blog, so if you’re sending me paintings, mass printed tshirts/anything else that isn’t craft or DIY, as much as I may like it, I won’t post it.
Sorry, I am full of cold and my inbox is full of just links at the moment so I’m ranting.
(and I really do love you Tumblr! And I wish I had more time to blog)