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Am I Being Silly?

I sure have been over confident. I am making two digital wallpapers a day and quite certainly no one will ever buy them. I do make research on selling online, but something escapes me. Visits to my Etsy shop raised astonishingly and sales keep being sporadic. Taking the feedback into account, people seem to really like my designs. My prices are average, I guess. I wonder if my designs are nice to look at but too bold to wear. That might be applied to clothing, but not to mugs and stationery. Truth be told, I’ve been selling products from almost all the sections of my shop. But the pace is excruciating slow and the timing random, as far as I can perceive.

One motivation for creating my own business is having control. I make the decisions. I would really like to know which are the right ones to selling regularly and substantially. I hate competition but only competitive businesses thrive. Quality is not enough. Marketing is the decisive factor here. I’ve already written on that. I must learn the ways to make people feel the urge to buy from me.

NunoNevesStore must become essential on people’s lives. Buying from me should be a moment of happiness. This is so silly!

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Dystopia Is Now

Imagine a world where your life is at stake each time someone is less than two meters near you. Masks are mandatory for death not to happen. You are dangerous to the ones you love the most and they are dangerous to you. People can not touch each other. A disinfectant is to be available all the time. News show nothing but rates on disease and death.

Labs are racing for the cure. Hospitals are an inferno where exhausted doctors and nurses in airtight suits are overwhelmed with crowds of dying people in need of intensive care. Governments, politicians, banks and corporations increase their disputes for money and power, blind to the death and poverty around them. Demonstrations of workers and small business owners deprived of their means to survive get violent, irrational slogans denying the global danger of socializing are shouted, everyone loses their minds in waves of despair.

Coming on 2020, everywhere near or far away from you.

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Politics And Pandemic

People are dying. Small businesses are closing. Riots are emerging. Labs are racing. Multinationals keep on playing. Politicians keep on gambling.

I know nothing of finance, which might the reason for being unable to reckon how can it be possible not to having enough money in each country for a proper confinement and the provision of food, shelter and healthcare for the population. I simply don’t get it. When money is not enough it is somewhere else. The drama for small businesses is having bills and wages to pay. Most bills come from banks and multinationals. Most multinationals or big nationwide businesses own politicians.

To my eyes, the economic drama of the pandemic would be solved if there were food for everybody and bills for no one. Why the hell are water, gas and electricity services still collecting?! How can banks still have the nerve to collect from mortgages, loans and interests?! When will governments understand that a universal dignified income is the only means to put an end to financial havoc? The lack of medical personnel would be solved in an instant. Having guaranteed dignified income, physicians and nurses only had to be called.

But I know nothing about these things. Perhaps the premise of the lack of money on one side meaning the excess on the other is false. I’m a lunatic. An ignorant naïve. Maybe so.

Meanwhile, people are dying and politicians keep on gambling.