Looking over yarnies' (this is what I call super-small indie-yarn-makers) websites today, trying to find just the right ones for A Novel Yarn (my real-life yarn shop), is frustrating.

I love handmade yarn and I love yarnies.
I want to help them all.
I want to see them all succeed.
I do NOT want to say No.

But the most frustrating part is – the yarnies left me no other option.
Based on what they've given me, I can't say yes.

Why am I saying No?

There are 7 mistakes yarnies (and all sorts of crafters) are making, so I turned on my recorder and ranted a bit.

You can download it here: 7 Reasons I Say No
(right click and Save As…to save to your own computer)

The first step to getting your goods onto a shelf in a shop?

Stop doing these 7 things!

The second step:

Figure out what to do, how to do it and how to ROCK it in this Wednesday's class,
How to Rock the Shop.

2 Comments on 7 Reasons You Get a No

  1. christinamyers
    February 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm (12 years ago)

    I listened to your rant and agree 100%. As far as professionalism, though, I feel it fell too low on the list. Bad spelling, poor grammar and a lack of a signature line in an email are signs of utter laziness and carelessness. I have literally un-followed people on Twitter, Facebook and in the blog world because their grammar and spelling were too much to handle. It's ridiculously distracting and not very difficult to correct. Keep up the good work!

  2. christinamyers
    February 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm (12 years ago)

    I listened to your rant and agree 100%. As far as professionalism, though, I feel it fell too low on the list. Bad spelling, poor grammar and a lack of a signature line in an email are signs of utter laziness and carelessness. I have literally un-followed people on Twitter, Facebook and in the blog world because their grammar and spelling were too much to handle. It's ridiculously distracting and not very difficult to correct. Keep up the good work!