Saturday, May 30, 2009

making amends


Thankyou for your comments, after reading them and re-reading my blog post, I apologise if I sounded way too grumpy. I have never been great with expressing my thoughts into words. That's one of the reasons why I studied photography. I had been talking to friends about the similarity of some products seen recently, by different people / companies. And wonder how the original creator feels about the mutation of their idea or design. Also, how people can simultaneously create something with no knowledge of the other. The internet is a great tool for sharing ideas, creating and seeking inspiration but unfortunately people do get ideas stolen.
At the moment I am finding the balance of running a shop in person, maintaining it on-line and being a Mum a little tricky. As you may know Arthur heads to school next year, so time with him is precious. I wish our shop could be open more than 3 days a week, and that sometimes Arthur wasn't around when the shop is supposed to be open. But for the time being it is how we're running things and after all it is called Arthur's Circus for a reason. So to Anthony, Lisa, Kate, Clare, Jessi and LotelIT shoot me an email at info@arthurscircus.com with your address and a little something will be coming your way. I really appreciate your feedback, though I still can't figure out of 14,000+ views of one item in our shop, why no one has bought it. ;-)

5 comments:

Jessi said...

no need to apologise or send out a little something.. we are all entitled to vent on our blogs :)

Cath said...

Which item? Share and I will let you know why it doesn't live at my house! I am always looking at your shop, marvelling at your skills and wishing my renovation would hurry up and finish so I can convert my window shopping to a purchase(s).

Anthony said...

Hey! You really don't NEED to send me anything. I'm happy just being a fan of your circus!
But I did go ahead and email you my address 'cuz it's always fun getting something in the post!
Hope business picks up for you soon! And tell Arthur that I'm looking forward to his circus coming to my town, via the postman, of course...

Leonie Guld said...

Would it be that people look at it and go "I could make that?" I love your shop I am saving up for a night light....I totally understand what you are saying, I never realized how solitary an online store is, you have no contact with the costumer and you are unable to assist them with any little concerns that maybe going around in their heads. Gook Luck,

Spin Spin said...

It's OK to be grumpy sometimes - sheesh, 14,000+ views is insane/maddening! And you know how I feel on the other matter (the non-mothering one, that is). Maybe looking at your lovely bunting is all that's needed - how could that make you anything but happy?