Well hello there! It’s been a while since we just had a nice chit chat about things and I figured I was way overdue to let you all know what’s going on behind the scenes at Lumberjill. I’ve got a few topics that have been on my mind for the last few months and I just want to get you caught up.
First of all, I just want to say how much I appreciate all of you. The views, the messages, the favorites on the Etsy store, following me on social media, all of your feedback…thank you! It means a lot to me to have your support on the work I take so much pride in doing. It’s one of the things that keeps me pushing to do better, to do more than I think I’m capable of. I wouldn’t still be doing this a year and a half later if it weren’t for you all. Thank you!
And that actually rolls into the first thing I want to address, speaking of the people that support me. The blogging/review community has been a big part in helping me better understand this industry, especially at a consumer level and I’ve really been surprised by how many of you have contacted me wanting to try my products. I know I’ve spoken to a number of you, especially earlier in 2016, and discussed sending you something to review around summer. Well, we’re well into summer and I still haven’t sent any of you anything! I want to apologize for that. I really did have every intention of making a big batch of new things and having enough to sell as well as provide to interested bloggers, but it just hasn’t worked out that way. No matter how much I work instead of sleep, I’m just the one person doing all of the work and while I am steadily finding ways to work more efficiently and quickly, there are still limits to the volume I can produce. I’m still very interested in working with anyone that is interested and I actually do have a running list of those that have asked to work with me. I haven’t forgotten you and I will contact you as soon as I have something for you.
On the same note of having product, the other reason I haven’t been too quick to send anything out is because I haven’t been all that happy with the products I’ve been offering. I’m sure it’s some sort of sickness, but every time I finish with something, I’ve already thought of how I’m going to do something better. This line of thinking is a double edged sword as it keeps me thinking of new fresh ideas and pushing the craft as well as my own skill, but it has also kept me from nailing down any sort of regular product line I’m happy with. There is also the practical component of me not wanting to send in something for review that might not be available for purchase later on. It’s kind of a dick move to the people reading the review who might be interested in purchasing that item. And with as many designs as I’ve gone through by this point, I know that will most likely be the case. I would much rather provide a product that I know I’m going to keep around for a long time. That said, I actually feel like the next wave of new products I release will have longevity with both myself and the general sextoy buying public. The K-9 humanoid hybrid toy and kegel eggs have already had a lot of positive feedback and that really is just the chip of the old wooden block. I have a lot of other things in development that will be much more affordable, easier to produce, and have been made with different needs and desires in mind. Many of these designs will be produced in smaller numbers to start with, but depending on the response, will be made in larger numbers
Now I’m going to bed since I haven’t actually done that yet. Thanks for reading!