If you follow the #zibbet tag on Twitter you’ve probably seen some rather unsavory tweets, lately. Heck, I had to switch my Zibbet page on RebelMouse over to draft mode because I couldn’t keep up with one particular person’s nastiness. Sad to say, this individual is someone I once looked up to. Not anymore.
I was also crushed to learn someone I was hoping to become Zibbet friends with has been badmouthing a group I belong to, even threatened the group’s “leader” (whom I’ve known since my days on ArtFire), and Zibbet admin reportedly did nothing about it.
Now, my instincts have told me to turn tail and run. The only problem is, where to? I left ArtFire because their changes were doing massive damage to my online presence. I left Etsy because I can’t afford to outsource my work to laborers in China. And while I think taking advantage of my SupaDupa account to create my own site is a novel idea, the reality is I highly doubt anyone’s going to buy crochet from a stand alone. So that leaves Zibbet. If Zibbet goes, so goes (my baby) Crowe Shea Fashions. I’m done with being that rat on a sinking ship, paddling as fast as I can to the nearest thing that floats.
That means I’m not going anywhere, anytime soon. I will keep my shop on Zibbet. I will continue to support other sellers on Zibbet (and by support I mean actually support them, not say I support them then bash them and the venue every chance I get). I will surpass the negative people. It’s the least I can do for my baby.
And if anyone plans on getting in my way… well I hope you’re wearing plenty of protective gear.