I’m definitely sticking to the zine-related stuff. At least for right now. I also plan on getting a button maker because, as much as I love Small World Buttons’ work, the shipping to get stuff to Oz is annoying.
But it would be nice to get some good quality stickers and maybe some stick pins like some zine friends have done.
It’s definitely not lame to list your Etsy here. ^_^ Easier than 35 different listings, eh? If nothing else, it serves as a good ‘catalogue’ so people can get in touch if they don’t want to go through Etsy.
I love using InDesign, but I was also trained to use it for layout in my professional writing and editing classes. I use it for most of myself, but I do often crave to cut and paste again. In that case, I do all the writing, print it out on adhesive paper, and then hope for the rest. Haha. Then I scan the pages into InDesign.
I guess that’s a benefit to having a shopfront within a bigger name like Etsy or BigCartel. Your shop is just a shop and not necessarily attached to a blog where the last time you posted can be a deciding factor on when you buy.
The last post being in 2016 combined with that post about it being a quiet/personally busy year means I personally would move on. I’d have a niggle of hesitation starting at ‘last posted a month ago’ and just plain not if it hit six months.
It also depends on what stock they have and whether I’m really wanting something particular that I can’t find elsewhere. In those sorts of circumstances, I would probably still get in contact first.