Journal

The Spring Clean

I love a good spring clean, so I went through my “art” (I use the term loosely) and got rid of the stuff that hasn’t really sold or hasn’t grabbed the interest of the community. I figure there’s no point cluttering up RedBubble or my own portfolio with stuff that isn’t (apparently) interesting.

The cool thing is that after I nuked a bunch of photos and art, my t-shirt designs popped up to the top of my profile, which is a much better representation of what I think I’m best at.

I think I need to nuke some of the tee designs as well.

Sometimes choice is a bad thing, so I’m going to see how things go with less stuff in my portfolio, rather than more. I can see why people think “more stuff = more chance of being noticed = more sales̶…

3 weeks outside the Bubble

In a few hours, I’ll wake up, say goodbye to my pugaliers, and head to Melbourne Airport with Kate for 3 weeks floating around Europe, away from the ’Bubble — London, Paris and then over to RailsConf in Berlin to get my geek on.

I’m never all that good at taking time off, but the idea of taking three weeks away from that little building in Fitzroy after nearly 11 months “going nuts” feels really strange right now.

They’ll be utterly fine without me of course.

So, I’ll be adding even less art and tees to my portfolio for the next few weeks, spending even less time in the forums, but I’ll check in when I can, so keep the good stuff coming!

Yeah yeah, no more pugs!

I know, I should actually apply my talents to real artwork and tee designs, but it’s just so easy to snap a shot of Meg or Gus, and I’m already far too busy in my role as “one of the RedBubble” elves.

Anyway, it was great for some of my low-res stuff to be sellable again as greeting cards (by the way, these cards are awesome and I’m already spending up big!) and let’s face it, these make really great cards even if they were just happy snaps that worked out.

My cart currently says “15 items” and my wife is shaking her head at me as I hunt the site for more things to buy, but that’s ok isn’t it?

Hooray for greeting cards, hooray for pugs!

I'm so happy about color tees!

I’ve been holding off on buying so much great stuff because I hate wearing white, but the wait is over! As soon as people start making their designs available on multiple colors (I’m a big fan of red, and the olive looks great) I’m going to be spending up big!

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Wondering About Sales

I guess I should write something in this thing eh?

Let me start by saying that I’m one of the developers working away on RedBubble…

So, I’m sitting here looking at the wonderful new Activity Monitor, and thinking to myself that it’d be really great to know who bought my work, not just what they bought.

Originally I really pushed for the exact opposite of that. I felt like it was bordering on a privacy issue, but when I consider it along side “Grant Bissett just commented on Blah” and “Kath just added Blah as a favorite” it sort-of seems like it doesn’t seem like a privacy problem at all.

I guess it depends on what sort of community you’re building. And I’d like to think it’s the sort of community where I can see who…

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