Holy Crapola, I’m on Regretsy!

Who woulda guessed? I’m certainly not one of those shops trying to add really weird, f%@#ed up items to my shop to try and bait April into including me on her world-famous blog, Regretsy. I’m just an avid reader of the quirky, over-the-top snarky humor that the blog features. I eat up the articles, laughing hysterically through them. Now this web site certainly isn’t for everyone. Basically, it’s a humor blog about Etsy, that features some pretty chuckle-worthy Etsy listings worth no where near the $$$ the sellers are asking for. Some posts call-out embarrassing spelling errors, mistagging and titling items as “Steampunk.” Regretsy occasionally calls out blatant resellers and copycats, all through the enjoyable reading of jokes. Visiting Regretsy on a daily basis is a nice break (for me anyways) from the repetitive nature of the Etsy forums. (Think: Are view low today? How are my prices? Copycat alert!) While I also visit the Etsy Call Out blog, it’s lack of humor can bring ya down sometimes.

Needless to say, I would have never guessed that any of my items would be considered atrocious enough to be feature on the Regretsy blog. Boy, was I wrong.

Yesterday was what would have been Norma Jean’s (Marilyn Monroe’s) birthday, if she were still alive today. As a tribute, Regretsy featured several Etsy items depicting (or trying to depict anyway) the Hollywood celebrity that were found to be some of the most awful. My beaded tapestry was included.

I was not hurt or upset by the inclusion. I’ve always thought that tapestry was a little “off,” mostly because the pattern i designed for it was meant to be created with square delica beads, not the more rectangular toho seed beads. Either way though, unless I was going to go much larger in size, it’s not an easy task creating a realistic portrait on the human face using only two colors (black and white) and with my medium (beads!) The result looks like a pixelated, bitmap of an image. Not too bad, but certainly not a masterpiece, hence the reason I’m only asking for $24.95 for the hanging that took me close to a month to complete.

I happened to see the feature while quickly checking my Facebook before heading out to a birthday party. I’m a fan of Regresty’s page, so the post about the feature showed right up into my feed. I was in a hurry to leave for the part, but I had to check this s*#% out! Sure enough, there was my tapestry, top of the second column of featured Marilyn portraits. Was I upset? Nope. Super excited? Hell yes! I immediately left a handful of comments on how happy I was to be featured, and laughed along with the other members poking fun at the other pieces. The other members really appreciated my good sense of humor.

As of right now, Regretsy is my #1 referral site according to Google Analytics. I got almost 200 visits from them yesterday alone. I have received dozens of hearts, an invitation to April’s team, April’s Army, and, I sense, a lot more respect amongst the club of Whimsical Fuckery. Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked.

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7 thoughts on “Holy Crapola, I’m on Regretsy!

  1. Alessandra@ Tribal Times June 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Wow! So glad you were OK with it. The site is really funny and I bet you will get a huge amount of views in the upcoming days. Congrats, I guess?!

  2. jany June 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm Reply

    I had never heard of Regretsy until reading this but now I am definitely going to check it out. Sounds totally like my kind of humor!

  3. Ana, weird amiga June 3, 2011 at 12:38 am Reply

    Not everything they feature is horrible or absurd, sometimes it’s just a bit odd.

    …And all the advertising is always welcomed, right?
    I follow them as well, on Facebook –I’ve had some seriously intense laughing fits reading that site. ;)

  4. Kinga Nichols June 3, 2011 at 3:57 am Reply

    Well,I like your Marilyn just fine, I think the whole situation is pretty funny and I am glad your feelings didn’t get hurt. I am adding her to my favorites on Etsy. I’m just glad you got some free advertisement out of this.
    Kinga

  5. shibori girl June 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm Reply

    I think it shows how secure you are in what you do that you can laugh about being featured on Regretsy. I’ve found it a funny site, but it can get disturbing and even mean-spirited sometimes. Good for you for seeing the silver lining! :)

    Kate

  6. Jacquie June 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm Reply

    Megan, I am glad that you found the humor in the site. I have not yet looked at it but I think that I might just do so. I agree with Kinga and that I thought your Marilyn was just fine (loved the black and white). Good to have a sense of humor in life, keeps you young

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