Things are not going well for the people behind the scenes at Etsy. They had another server failure last night, causing about 10% of all page views to be reset back to zero. Now, the first time this happened, I was pretty calm and even philosophical about it. But this time? Well, this time, I’m a little annoyed.
Oh, not the page views themselves. It’s the technical stuff that worries me. They’re not a newbie organization like EntreCard, where you’re going to expect some problems in the growing pains stage. Etsy has been around a while and ought to have this figured out by now. Sigh. Whatever. (Or WHAT-evah, as my daughter would say.)
I’ve start listing my original 9″ x 12″ abstract watercolor paintings on Etsy. (See? No hard feelings!) I think they’re pretty reasonably priced at $25 (no matting, no frames), and I’ve decided to include free USPS first class shipping to US address ($2 for other places on the globe).
This painting, Acid Rain, looks pretty cool on the screen. It looks even better in person. 😉 Watch for it on Etsy. You’ll see it pop up on the widget over there on… hmmm… Saturday, I think.
Oooooooo, pretty! Are they rains from Spain, because I hear they fall mainly on the plains of Spain.
Very cool painting. Perhaps some of the acid rain splashed onto the Etsy servers? 😛
@Lincoln… I can’t verify that the rain is falling on the plains of Spain. It is raining in Upstate New York, however.
@Haley… hee hee If I’d already uploaded this one to Etsy, that would be the story I’d tell about their servers. Alas, such is not the case! Now, if my ISP has trouble… well, I guess we’ll know why. (And maybe this painting is the reason my motherboard is acting up. Hmmmm. Acid rain dripping out of the hard drive. Yes, I’ll have to mention that to the tech when I take the computer in for service. It’s ok… they already think I’m crazy.)
New site looks great! But I am curious as to why the switch from Blogger?
@Shari… in a vague way, I was kind of jealous of the “big kids” who had WordPress blogs. They were so cool! But I was, quite frankly, too lazy to do anything about it until a couple of weeks ago when Google started having all kinds of problems. It was a sign!
So… I switched. 🙂
You changed your template!!! It looks great! So sorry it has been so long since I have visited, but I have thought about your site often….Started a new job that is keeping me very busy. Take care and I will visit again, soon….Charlie
yup, Kelly…I thought it was me (no pics on Etsy)…as usual..but, glad, sort of, that it was not my pc….but you bring up quite a valid point…hmmmmm…posted one of my paintings today….
@Charlie… Yeppers! Changed things all around. I’ll settle with this for a while. It makes me happy, and other people seem to like it, too.
@Amy… I saw your painting! You go, girl! LOL
And thanks to Saph for the mention on his site!