Getting Better at Writing Product Descriptions

Getting Better at Writing Product Descriptions

As a crochet designer and doll maker, I think the most difficult part of my work is describing it in a way that will convince people to buy my patterns and pieces. I tend to have the descriptive word arsenal of a twelve year old boy; awesome, cool, great, amazing… sometimes swell. None of these words are helping me to tell the story as to why my buyers need to purchase my latest crochet pattern or monster art doll. Instead, my descriptions read like robotic instructions and aren’t appealing to anyone. Even robots wouldn’t make a purchase from me based off of my product descriptions. ROBOTS!

Monsters and Spinning Yarn

Monsters and Spinning Yarn

Self care is a tricky subject for me. I tend to forget about it at times, freak out, and then need more me time to fix everything. I need a little time for myself a few times a day. Apparently I’m needy in the self care department. I have to be though. I don’t want to snap at the kids (or Hubs), or break down into a blubbering pile of blubbering. I had to recently stop taking my medications that were helping with this entire process recently, because the side effects were trashing my liver and blood sugar… and making my muscles weak, which was driving me nuts. Can’t have weak muscles and do yoga (baby steps getting back into it). So yeah. I’m taking care of the whole taking care of myself thing. I kind of don’t have a choice.

My Farm Dream

My Farm Dream

Right. So I need to live on a farm. When I was little we lived with my Grandparents on their farm. We had chickens and apparently there was a pig in love with the horse. He used to break out of his pen daily and go hang out with the horse. That’s not weird. It’s awesome. I remember the smell of chickens, smashing my cousin’s finger under a rock, and fishing from the bridge that went over the stream. My Grandparents also had an outhouse (in addition to their indoor plumbing), and Grandpa taught my brother and I how to count in Irish. Yeah.