Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

How To Set Up An ETSY Shop: Day One The Name

It took me about three months before I came up with a name that I liked for my blog. there were a lot of different choices, but most of my ideas already had the .com URL taken. When I decided on The T-Shirt Diaries because I love upcycling t-shirts and found the URL was available  I grabbed it and voila here I am.

Here is the thing, although I do intend to sell a ton of T-shirt dresses I didn't think The T-Shirt Diaries was the right name for my ETSY shop.

I knew I needed something that was easy to remember and easy to spell.  I also needed to find a name that was available on ETSY.  I have always loved the name "Punk Rock Babies." Apparently so did someone else. I like the idea of babies being a little punky and funky so I figured I would stick with that theme.

Allow me to introduce you to: PunkRockBaby. It was available, it was cute, and now it is the name of my ETSY shop. (Please note that the name that you register your ETSY with does not have to be the name of your shop, but it doesn't hurt).

I have to say I love ETSY shops that are very well coordinated with the blogs attached to them. I would highly recommend it, but only if it makes sense. One example, a favorite blog of mine is I am Momma Hear Me Roar and her ETSY shop is simply called ROAR.  It is simple, easy to remember, and just makes sense.

Now if I took apart my blog name and just named it Diaries, well that doesn't work because people would think I was selling diaries, which I am not (right now at least).

So for today you are going to pick a name, you are going to go to ETSY.com and on the top left hand corner you will click on "SELL."

See the Lovely Button Marked Sell? It's Calling Your Name.

Read the page that comes up and find out all about what is or is not able to be sold. Then click on the GREEN get started button at the very bottom and fill out the form. Do not get frustrated if you first name is already taken, it's okay you will come up with something equally as awesome or, if it is a beautiful one name word you can register the shop with your name as the user name and just use that as you shops name.

Congrats you have completed day one of setting up an ETSY shop! Doesn't that feel good?

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Jill said…
Loving this already! I've always wanted to, but I'm too afraid of the unknown! lol
Boom said…
Just curious....and not certain. Did you register your name with a domain company like GoDaddy? I wasn't sure if you were saying that there was already a shop with the name you wanted or the domain name was already taken.
Robin Ange said…
No I was just talking about the ETSY name being taken already. But for the record PunkRock Baby.com was taken when I looked it up on Godaddy. Probably why I ended up with the T-Shirt Diaries as the blog name.
Lindsayb-mo said…
Hi! I'm Lindsay from Boman, Party of 5. I found your blog thru The Pumpkin Patch...I believe.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOve your blog. In fact, I'm your newest follower. Stop by and enter my giveaway!
ANKH said…
Oh thank you, thank you for doing this! I've had my etsy subddomain for a while, but I still don't know what I'm doing!

I landed my blog at Henthorne Handmade because everything else in the world seems to be taken by people that gave up on their blogs ages ago! I figured I'd make that my etsy, too. But I didn't know that I could register as my name and my shop could be Henthorne Handmade. It's too late to change that isn't it? Etsy should make these things more clear.

(I actually still am not thrilled about my blog name.)
Michelle L. said…
Hi, Robin! Sorry I'm a bit late to catch up here; I love the name and this is a great post. Names are so important. Can't wait to read the rest of the ETSY adventure...

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