53 responses to “Redbubble – the good, the bad and the Tukti

  • kiki

    Congratulations on starting your Redbubble shop! Exciting times 😁 Hopefully there’s lots more good excitement to come, and a lot less fruatration.

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    • acflory

      Thanks Kiki! And thanks for the favourite? I didn’t expect anyone to go to my ‘shop’, but I had a look anyway this morning and I /think/ you were there? It was such a lovely surprise to see familiar names, and some unfamiliar ones. lol

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      • kiki

        You’re welcome – no problem at all. Well, your post reminded me I had an RB account, so I wanted to jump in give your shop a little supportive follow, but then I couldn’t remember my password or email I used so I just set up another 🀣. Really, I should be thanking you for the reminder about Red Bubble so, thank you very much! Also, it’s lovely to see your work. The Tukti are very cute.

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        • acflory

          -grin- then I’m double pleased! I have no idea whether Redbubble will lead to a passive income – hah- but so far it’s given my obsession with the tukti a purpose so fingers crossed. When you have some merch up, post a link and I’ll return the favour. πŸ˜€

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          • kiki

            Thank you, that’s very kind. I doubt I’ll do anything with mine other than add links lol. Do you have lots of other ideas in the works or is this just for your tukti?

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          • acflory

            There are other creatures in the Vokhtan bestiary, but it’s just the Tukti, for now. I have a couple of videos I need to do, heaps of blog posts, and I just started on Pinterest so…too much to do, not enough energy to do it all.

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          • kiki

            Oh, be prepared to get lost in Pinterest. So many times I’ve op the app for one think and fallen down a rabbit hole.
            That is a lot to do! Best of luck with it all and I look forward to reading about your progress

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          • acflory

            Hah! I had a small taste of that rabbit yesterday.
            I’ve already liked or saved or whatever, so many glorious interiors that can’t possibly be real, but my eyes are gobbling them up anyway. I’ll have to order in a good supply of lettuce!

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  • Widdershins

    Thanks for the intro to a new potential income stream … will investigate. πŸ˜€ Your badge liiks absolutely adorable. πŸ˜€

    Oh that thing about insufficient info in ‘instruction’ manuals!!! Oi vey!!!
    … my favourite is – the whole instruction manual consists of 50 pages of warrantee info, terms and conditions, a ‘how did we do’ URL link, and a website (which is impenetrable) URL to download the actual instruction manual – this happened last time I upgraded my hard drive – talk about your catch 22! … thankfully, in an overabundance of caution I still had my old hard drive up and running …

    … better yet – brought an unassembled bed frame from the Brick not long after we decided to stay here in PG (I can’t remember if that store’s in OZ, but it’s a giant department store for all things furnishing – think Ikea but not as Ikea-y) … anyway, the parts list wasn’t included in the manual, nor were the first four steps, and what was there was for a generic bed frame, which of course, mine wasn’t.
    When I contacted the manufacturer, by email, to explain this silly oversight on their part, because in these degenerate times no-one uses a boring old phone number for customer service, (I could’ve however, gone onto their facebook page and rated their business, and go into a draw for a $20 Zon gift card!) several weeks later I recieved a bot-reply with the exact same manual attached as a PDF.
    At this point I too retired with a bracing cup of tea. πŸ™‚

    I sorted the bed thing out in the end. There are only so many ways the bloody thing could’ve gone together, and it helped that I’m a practically-minded sort of woman. πŸ˜€

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    • acflory

      -giggles- I HATE flat packs and all of their ilk. You have my deep and profound sympathy. The last time I tried to put a flat pack thing together it was an exercise bike and it took me weeks! That’s probably why I don’t enjoy using it…yeah, right. πŸ˜€
      And yes! You should try Redbubble and jigsawplanet. The latter is free for everyone but it /is/ a hell of a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

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  • Anonymole

    Where’s the warrior Tukti? Cutlasses or scimitars slicing their air overhead.

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  • anne54

    How frustrating, Meeks. You must have been trying all sorts of complicated techie things to get it to work, when all it took as a couple of extra images. Grrrr.
    Now you can leave all that an enjoy your work (and rake in the mega-bucks ~giggle), because it looks great. They are very cute images. Did you choose the product (ie sticker) ?

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    • acflory

      -grin- Yes! You know me too well. I think the non-techie solution was part of my frustration.
      Once you upload your images, you can ‘attach’ them to a heap of different products, but you can’t increase the size of the image so big things – like shower curtains – probably wouldn’t be a good ‘fit’.
      I’d love to have one of the landscapes set as a jigsaw puzzle, but my current images are much too small.
      Once I’ve recovered, I’ll do a dos and don’ts post. πŸ™‚

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  • robbiesinspiration

    HI Meeks, this is very interesting. I need to spend a bit more time looking at it so have pinned this post. I did like some of your stuff and ‘I’ll be back’ (hehe!)

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  • jilldennison

    CONGRATULATIONS on finally jumping through all their hoops! Whew … I was tired just reading about it! Love the artwork, though! Hugs

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  • DawnGillDesigns

    Glad you got it to work, good luck with sales, I know my pals have found it a good way to get some passive income, next up you should investigate Spoonflower . πŸ˜‰

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    • acflory

      Hi Dawn! Thanks for that info. I have kind of wondered if I was wasting my time. Can you tell me how your friends get ‘visible’? I know tags are important, but every tag has like a million images so getting on that first or second page seems almost impossible.
      And thanks for the recommendation. I will check out Spoonflower this morning. πŸ˜€

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  • CarolCooks2

    Well done you are nothing if not tenacious…it looks good πŸ™‚

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    • acflory

      Thanks, Carol. I was ready to give up more than once. In fact, I spent a couple of hours looking at other POD sites – like Printful etc – but Redbubble still came out as easier. Assuming I could get it work, of course. Success came at the eleventh hour!

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  • BERNADETTE

    Thanks for the inside scoop.

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  • Prior...

    hope you enjoy your tea with much satisfaction – because the site looks well and congrats on getting it all set up!

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    • acflory

      Hi Prior – I did! I have a green tea with jasmine that has no bitterness. So nice to sit back and play the ‘lady’. πŸ˜€

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      • Prior...

        Well your mention of tea was good timing for me because I just finished posting an interview with an author (Lauren Scott) and the topic of tea came up – and mugs!!
        And so after I posted it – I was decompressing by enjoying reading various posts/
        And then your delightful post came (Nanak parts stood out – not just tea)
        But the feeling of delighting in tea was a great ending and reminded me of savoring
        Gratefulness
        Simple appreciations
        And then of course I remembered how I became a tea drinker – it was a bit of coping for me! Waiting for the water to boil ! Waiting for the tea to brew – and then enjoying
        β˜•οΈπŸ«–

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        • acflory

          -grin- what a delightful bit of synchronicity! I’m a coffee drinker at heart, but Sally got me onto drinking green tea once a day for health reasons and now, like you, I really enjoy the almost ritual aspects of making and drinking tea.
          Do you have a special tea pot and/or cup?
          I drink coffee out of mugs but tea has to be from a delicate cup. lol

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          • Prior...

            Oh you really need to please come and chime in at Lauren’s post!
            Because we mentioned that very thing and unwound love to have you share there – and see Lauren’s mugs

            And to answer – I agree so much about the delicacy of a cup for tea – why is that? I learned that in the last few years and have a few porcelain ones that just go with tea better – and yet coffee Cana have a heavier mug
            Please tell me if you know the psychology of this

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          • acflory

            They say that half of what we taste comes from our sense of smell, but I wonder if our eyes don’t have something to do with it too.
            Or perhaps it’s a tactile thing. I bought some small glasses recently and the Offspring and I both think that plain old water tastes /better/ from those glasses. Kind of smoother? It really is weird.

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          • Prior...

            that is super interesting about the water – and I wonder if it does change the physical properties – because remember those old Tupperware cups – we had the colored plastic ones and I hated drinking from them. and wonder now if it leeched
            we also get raw milk from a local farm – two gallons a week and – my husband puts his in glass mason jars – I leave mine in the plastic container – and his always tastes better – the cream even seems to separate a little with the glass and just has more flavor – or is it in my head?
            and side note – I love a rich black tea with raw milk – mmmmm

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          • acflory

            Oh! I wish we could get raw milk! When the Offspring was little, we used to visit family friends who made yoghurt from raw milk. I have NEVER tasted anything better. As for plastic…I’ve reached the point where I hate putting anything in plastic. Some things are unavoidable – like stuff that goes in the freezer – but I’m sure that heating stuff in plastic can’t be good for you.

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          • Prior...

            Yes ! And one of the things that came in comments recently was about the plastic sieve in teabags
            Did you know those pyramid bags (teavanna and others) use plastic for their sieves
            Yikes

            But I think you are right about not wanting to put anything in plastic anymore – our culture has gotten away from seeing the dangers of all this plastic

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          • acflory

            Hmm…I just use those paper? teabags. I don’t think they have a sieve. I hope they don’t!
            My Mum was the kind of cook who made everything from scratch, and her cookware was cast iron. She gave me a set of cast iron pots and pans for my 21st and I’ve been using them ever since. I don’t like the non-stick cookware, at all and never had Tupperware. I guess I was just lucky to miss most of the plastic invasion. Just wish supermarkets would provide paper bags instead of plastic. 😦

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          • Prior...

            Sounds like you have been blessed to have cast iron all along
            We had some growing up but then newly married / almost everything was non stick stuff
            The MIL gifted us an expensive Caphalon set and the brand name fooled us
            Well it did cook well but so unhealthy looking back
            And now – back to cat iron for years now

            And yeah – the plastic bags at stores – the styrofoam – the water baggies – sigh!
            We have a plastic problem for sure

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          • acflory

            High Five on the cast iron! Over the years I’ve added to my pots by buying the cast iron fry pans you get from camping stores. Once they’re tempered they’re wonderful.
            Plastic has become another one of those tech breakthroughs that should never have been allowed anywhere near food. Not great for the oceans either. 😦

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          • Prior...

            Here is the link
            And no pressure but would love to have you share about the green tea and maybe your favorite kind of mug

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          • acflory

            Sorry Prior…the link didn’t show? There’s just a blank space after the ‘Here is the link’. 😦

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          • Prior...

            hope that link is there now

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          • acflory

            Yup. All good. Just left a comment on your interview post. πŸ˜€

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          • Prior...

            Oh thanks so much!!
            And by the way – I love your use of the words offspring hahaha

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          • Prior...

            β˜€οΈπŸ˜Š

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  • ChrisJamesAuthor

    Another site I’ve only heard of thanks to you, Meeks πŸ™‚ Well done for getting to the bottom of the issue – I can imagine your frustration.
    I’m definitely going to check the site out as I’ve always thought about maybe putting some of my least-worst photos up for sale. I’ll get to it just as soon as I’ve finished the first draft of my WIP πŸ˜‰
    Hugs to you and thanks for this info!

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