I sold a tee today, which is nothing all that new, but this one was different.
What was different is that as I was notified of the sale, I was also told who it was who bought it (because they said it was okay) and also why they bought it. And the reason was actually really cool and interesting, not just “cool tee”, but something real.
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…
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…