Saturday, November 27, 2010

Did I Commit A Blog No-No

So..... I am real excited about the reveal of my first refab since I had double foot surgery 3 months ago. In my last post I write about how the piece started out and add pictures......should I have stopped there. I then added info on how I listed it in Craigslist and asked for feedback on the piece and the ad.  I am trying to start selling pieces as I no longer work as a hair dresser because of a motorcycle wreck I was in. That being said I listed a couple of pieces on Craigslist a while back and only got one nibble. That is why I decided to ask for help. I am not good at putting a value on my own pieces because I have put my heart into each piece. I do not have the stamina to do volume so each piece is a labor of love.....and takes me a while.
I guess I should ask two questions and hope for brutal honesty. I can be that way if asked? Maybe it is a curse but I would rather you tell me the piece is crap than say it is the greatest.
So here it is.....Did I do wrong by including the parts in my post about selling it or is it just ugly? I can take it. I learn well from constructive criticism.
Here is the link to the post if you are interested in my quest for education on the ways of blogging.


Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I personally don't see anything wrong with asking for advice about pricing. I read the post and should have commented about the good job you did, but it has been hectic and I have not beeen a good blogging friend. I can't comment about hte prices because I am not good at that either. I don't do many furniture redos. I am glad you are back in action. Good luck with your pieces.

Kristi said...

Melinda not sure if I can be of help, but here is my thoughts. As a consumer I would not link the two items together on your blog. If I know you did not pay a lot, then I will not want to pay you a lot. Even though you put a lot of work into something, if the person does not know you personally they are not going to care. I on the other hand know how hard you work on your stuff. If I had just looked at the pieces, and not known you did all that you did, I would pay you more. I hope this helps. We have furnished half our house off of Craigslist. I love it! I love these two pieces also. Wonderful job!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Thanks Tracy and Kristi! I appreciate your feedback.
Kristi, I understand where you are coming from on letting the consumer know what I paid for it. It can hurt your feelings even if you know the person reworked it. I do not link my craigslist ad to my blog so the consumer should never know what I paid for it. I have read blogs where they do link back but I think there is an ouch factor there. Thanks!