Once a loyal Etsy customer, I have put down my crochet needles to share some Etsy secrets. I am just a little gray-haired lady living by the golden rule of “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Normally mild-mannered and easy-going, with a “live and let live” attitude, my feathers can and do get ruffled when I witness abuse. And that is what this blog is all about. Exposing and calling into accountability a company that, in my opinion, abuses those it claims to value; abuses those whose livelihood is dependent on it; abuses those who, in good faith, use its’ services. It is what I call the “Etsy Ruse.”
Secrets can be kept anywhere – in a drawer, on a shelf, in a mind – but I’ll let you in on where Etsy keeps many of its’ secrets….. under the Etsy rug. My guess is that all employees, upon accepting employment with Etsy, are given a personalized, handmade Swiffer broom, with instructions on how to use it. When distasteful information starts floating around like so many unwanted dust bunnies, the boss yells “SWEEP,” and out come 452 brooms.
Here at Rusetsy, we like to periodically pull out Etsy’s handmade Shaw rug and give it a good shaking, beat the dust out of it, and clean the floor underneath.
So come on in. But remember, it’s always a mess around here!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
Want to know more about my Etsy experience? For insight, read this post about one Etsy seller.