damselcorsets.com

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sorry, sorry, sorry

To My Customers- I'm extremely sorry for the unprofessional way I behave on my blog and I will strive to be a lot more.....passionless in the future. I shouldn't vent into the universe and just expect it to go well. I do need to change my attitude and just deal with my personal stresses in a more closed-off way.

26 comments:

  1. Nope-you just need to be yourself. In the long run that is what will cause you less stress and allow you to deal with the stress you have more easily!

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  2. I ordered from you because your blog convinced me that you were a real person who was genuinely passionate about what she did and was well worth supporting.

    So, no problem with the ranting (though I hope you do find a good balance that leaves you less stressed). Do what you've got to do!

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  3. I love what you post on your blog. It shows us what you're thinking, and lets your customers know you're a real person. Whatever made you think that was a bad thing, forget it.

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  4. I think there is a line between what is unprofessional, and what is simply a real person talking about their real issues. You have not crossed it! I think your blog is great and I don't think any of your readers/customers want you do be any different!

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  5. You crazy girl, I don't even know what you are talking about. I have never been offended, surprised, worried, or any other negative emotion from your blogs. I love reading what you write because I have always wanted to do what you are doing. Now I am not a seamstress but I would love to be able to make a living making the things I want to make, what makes me happy. Your blogs are a great inspiration to me. They show us the real way a business like this works. The design process, the competition, the stress, the joy. The only feeling your blogs have ever instilled in me is sorrow that I can't help take some of the burden off of you guys. Please let me know if there is anything we can do... We really do love you guys!

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  6. I love reading your blog too!
    As someone has already said you are a real person with a real buisness. A blog to many people is like a sit down with friends to have a good old moan. People in the 'real world' shouldn't look too far into it. You rant here because you don't want to blow up in a customers face!

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  7. The quality of "you being yourself" is the one reason I read your blog daily while other blogs collect dust in my inbox. I LOVE your rants! I LOVE your human-ness. Keep being feisty!

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  8. Oh no, did someone come down on you over that post? Ridiculous. I appreciated that post, because one of the things I love about you is that you make the best bodices AND you're a real human being. I've always appreciated the insight into the struggle and triumph, and I wouldn't have your blog any less passionate than it is. If you need to vent, you should be able to. Period. If some of your customers don't like it, then they shouldn't read the blog.

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  9. Is it wrong that I love your rants more than I love everything else?

    well ,ok not more than the corsets.

    But I do love the rants. It's nice seeing that I'm not the only one who goes crazy for a day (or three) and that stress is a byproduct of success. Ok, well it's not nice for you...but I'm all for a proper venting now and then.

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  10. Raspberries! I think your honesty is part of what attracts such loyal customers. You know you have my vote of approval and by the looks of it, the majority of everyone else.

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  11. Sometimes rants are a good way to deal with the stress, and as long as you don't say anything you don't really mean, you should be okay. If your blog was nothing but sunshine and lollipos all the time it just wouldn't be you. Real people get frustrated. Especially creative people who invest a lot in what they make. Perhaps you could try writing out what you feel like saying in a text file so you can get it out of your system, and then later when you feel less like smashing things, you can edit it if needed and copy it over to your blog. ^_^

    Of course... taking advice from your eccentric socially challenged aunt may not be the best way to go... ;)

    (Here's hoping this comment works... I just signed up for an account... I think... and have no clue what I'm doing.)

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  12. I stumbled across your blog while doing research and I RSS'd it specifically because of the open nature of it and your passion about your work. It's not an approach I can take in my own work-blogging, and I admire it; it takes courage to put yourself out there.

    So while I wish you less stress, I hope you won't muzzle yourself. Honesty and passion beget reactions...not necessarily a bad thing.

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  13. I just came across your blog, and my first thought was... you should look into the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) as well. :)

    Your stuff is definitely drool-worthy.

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  14. Crazy woman. You know we all love you - in part because of your openness and honesty.

    It is totally fine to let your followers know that your work is growing at an alarming rate. It is good for younger and/or inexperienced women (like my 16 year old daughter who reads your blog and peruses your shop endlessly) to know that growing a business is a stressful process.

    We want to learn about your challenges and we are interested and invested in seeing you find successful solutions so that your business can grow and bring you the kind of wealth you deserve. By wealth - I mean not just $$$ but also time with your beautiful family and lots of joy in life.

    Maybe that some of that joy will come as you develop a seamstress school to train others how to sew to your standards so you can hire a few more hands, help others discover talents and allow yourself to relax a bit more. That sounds like something you really need.

    Good luck. You are our most favorite Damsel!

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  15. Please don't change. I would love to be as successful as you someday and reading your blog is such a wonderful learning experience.

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  16. Part of the reason I bought from you was because I stalked your blog and loved how passionate you were-- your frustrations, triumphs, love, and pain were a wonderful surprise in a franchise smothered with vague promises. The only reason I would ever advise "censoring" this blog is if you wanted it to be just another place for people to windowshop.

    People like you, and nobody has good days all the time. C: Don't feel like you have to hide it to please people. (But then again, don't feel pressured into blogging about frustrating things if you don't want to! Either way we'll love ya.)

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  17. Sorry I'm tardy to the party, but I echo what others have said, reading your blog is a treasure and it has convinced me to shop no where else for my corset needs. I love your fire and passion for making us look like the hot sexy women we are on the inside, and for bringing a loveliness to our lives.

    If anything, we should love you the more for the honesty, the openness, the fire and passion for your craft. I know I do, and nowhere else would I shop. <3 <3 <3

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  18. I agree with everyone. There are two reasons I really love your products. 1: You really make THE BEST corsets, possibly in history. And 2: you are real person I can relate to who is passionate about her business and loves her family. PLEASE.... don't change a thing!

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  19. Michelle,
    When you are taking orders, would you email me diversharon@cableone.net about an outfit?
    Thank you,
    Sharon Perkins

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  20. I want to order from you because of a combination of the beautiful bodices and you saying what you mean on you blog.

    By the way if you are taking orders, email me at jademozingo@yahoo.com!!

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  21. Please don’t censor yourself. Seeing how passionate you are about what you do is a relief and an inspiration in itself. It is not only evidence as to the quality of your work and how much you care about it, but also the quality of you, because you do open yourself up so that we can see your frustration about cheap Hot Topic knock-offs or poor boning, as consumers we recognize that your corsets are something you do poor yourself into.

    It is also a relief to see that being passionless for the sake of professionalism is not required to succeed in something you are passionate about. I will graduate next year and knowing that you are an “emotional thinker” and still successful and doing something you care so much about… it is inspiring, it give me hope for myself. I guess it is the reason I admire you. So please don’t censor yourself.

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  22. Please don't change the way you do your blog! I love your passion and your energy. I check your blog almost daily because I enjoy reading it! All of it! Any ranty posts you may post just comforts me to know you're human and not just a faceless ebay corporation clone. :) Your blog is one of the reasons why I stick around and have become more passionate about the idea of owning a corset myself one day. My whole views of corsets have totally changed because of you. As well as the way I want to run my own small business in the future. :D So don't change yourself! You're perfect the way you are!!

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  23. I have my FIRST DITD bodice. (map fabric) and I am so pleased I could cry! I'm a big girl and this thing makes me feel sexy! For that reason alone (your ability to create these items) you should be allowed to rant until the cows come home. You're always passionate and you're REAL! Just keep on doing what you're doing and tell the naysayers to take a hike!

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  24. No sorries! It's funny, as I've been reading your blog, you have actually changed my mind. I had considered ordering from The Ebay Guy (I discovered him before you). I have also been guilty of going to Ren-Faire shops and thinking, "I could sew that." Perhaps worse, I have also been guilty lately of going to Fairs in jeans & a T, because I feel too fat to be pretty. Your discussion of these subjects have completely changed my mind on all accounts. I hope to see you at the Las Vegas faire to see your designs in person, and probably order a custom bodice (unless something in your shop fits a short-waisted fat chick like me. :P )

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  25. There's no worries. We'll just individually hope that we're not one of the pushy customers who gets made fun of. :P

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