The Good, The Bad and The Etsy
July 21, 2009 8:47 PM   Subscribe

The Good, The Bad and The Etsy
Love Etsy? Hate Etsy? Well, what do you know--me, too! So I created a blog to snark about it three times a day.
posted by jacquilynne (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Ha, this hits the nail on the head for me. All web communities are odd in their own way, but I often think that Etsy throws up some particularly weird stuff.
posted by primer_dimer at 7:34 AM on July 22, 2009

posted by cjorgensen at 8:47 AM on July 22, 2009

the rightest thing you've done here, among many right things, is that you keep the snark down to short paragraphs. well done. overlong snark gets tiresome.
posted by shmegegge at 9:42 AM on July 22, 2009

Not related, cjorgenson, though I did see that when I first came here to post my project. I started The Good, The Bad and The Etsy at the beginning of June. I did hold off on posting it for a few days, because I didn't want to seem like I was trying to jump on top of kmennie's post.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:57 AM on July 22, 2009

Not snarky enough, actually. I'd say that you save the snark for things that really deserve it (like that zombie pendant) and leave the things you like for another blog.

Otherwise, great idea for silly little blog.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:28 PM on July 22, 2009

I disagree: while the all-snark blogs can be fun, they can get boring, repetitive, and overly-negative after a while. I find the ones that I return to most are those that include a little bit of praise/positivity; the good listings in this really made me keep clicking back to the older posts.
posted by Dr.Enormous at 7:08 AM on July 23, 2009

Great concept, Jacquilynne, and your commentary is so witty and your taste good. And I like the approach of posting both good and bad items. I'll never get around to browsing on Etsy regularly, and I like feeling I'm seeing both the créme de la créme and the dregs.
posted by orange swan at 9:57 AM on July 24, 2009

This is great-- bookmarking it.
posted by Heretic at 10:53 AM on July 24, 2009

WTH?? Death threats?

I was enjoying your blog. I'm sorry people suck.
posted by gomichild at 5:00 PM on August 10, 2009

damn! sorry to hear you're ending it.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:39 PM on August 10, 2009

seconding gomichild. WTF! Death threats? I'm sorry. That is ridiculous. Your blog made me smile. I will miss it.
posted by prefpara at 3:48 AM on August 11, 2009

That was brilliant! I am so sorry you had to close it down. And nice that the criticism was coming from "anonymous"
posted by pointystick at 12:38 PM on August 11, 2009

Aww, I'm sad I had to miss out on this. Sounds like it could have been good! Too bad there are asses out there who take their crafts seriously enough to make death threats over a light-hearted blog. It really is a shame...
posted by sunshinesky at 3:52 AM on August 13, 2009

Oh no! How can it be gone?? I was about to submit this!
posted by sparky at 8:06 AM on December 2, 2009

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