I sit down to do a simple banner and before I know it, the day has slipped away. That program just sucks me in.
The reason I was sucked into this little screen in front of me is that I’ve been thinking of opening one of those Etsy shops. This is all new to me, and I’ve got to tell you, these people inside the computers just love to make life difficult. First, they ask you for a username. Then, they want a password. Okay, I can do that. Then you get to wait for the confirmation email. I can’t wait. Waiting is difficult. But I do, because I have no choice.
The email comes, and it rambles on about some code name, and it lists my username plus a bunch of numbers that I didn’t put there. It also mumbles something about a code, which again is a whole slew of numbers. AND it wants me to reply to the email.
There’s no link for replying listed. I know, I could hit the reply button, but most of these give a specific link. And what’s with these code names and numbers? I decide to hit the reply button, which of course brings up a blank screen for me to type a response into. What do they want me to type? I typed ‘reply’, and hit sent.
And nothing happened.
I went to the Etsy site and tried logging in with the ‘code name’ and number they’d given me. It told me those were the wrong entries. I entered them a couple more times. A couple more times they told me I was wrong.
I was beginning to feel really stupid. Then another email popped up, telling me I was now registered. Again I tried their code name and number, again it told me I was wrong. So, I entered the username and password, and got in.
Can someone tell me what they heck these site managers are thinking when they send things like code names and numbers, when they have nothing to do with registering? Am I the only one who’s just too confused to figure these things out?
By the time I’d finished registering, half the day was gone. Which was okay, really, as it’s been raining like the dickens outside. I spent the second half of the day creating this banner for the new Etsy shop. Of course, after working for hours trying to get everything just right, Etsy told me it was too big… So I guess you know how I’ll be spending this rainy Monday!