Whoop, 🎉 don’t mind me I’m just celebrating I got my 100th review* on Etsy.
One of the lessons I’ve learnt along this journey is to celebrate and appreciate the little and big wins. Celebrating the little wins is great to see your own progress and over time how much this adds up and helps towards the big wins.
There seem to be two camps of thought on getting reviews, one is to ask for reviews – ‘what you don’t ask you don’t get’ and the other is to not – ‘it’s more genuine if they leave a review on their own’
I’m with the latter, I don’t solicit reviews, for two reasons, one I do feel it is more genuine if someone leaves a review because they want to not because you asked. I really appreciate each and every sale I get because it allows me to continue on this journey, therefore I am very grateful when someone then takes the time out to leave me a positive review too.
And two, although it doesn’t take a lot of time to leave a review, in this growing society where we seem to rate and review everything, it can feel overwhelming to be bombarded every day to leave a review on every single thing you bought, ate or visited. (The black mirror episode also validated this for me!) So that’s my reasoning for not asking for a review if you feel inclined to, of course, it feels me with so much joy and gratitude, but the fact you chose to buy from me is the biggest compliment of all, so thank you so much. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤
*Oops too busy smiling I forgot to screenshot the 100th hence the 101!