Recently, I was in a situation where (and I hope/know a few of you will be shocked on my behalf) someone insulted my soap. It’s kind of a convoluted story*, and I’d like to be rather vague about the circumstances, but it resulted in an email back-and-forth between a friend and I wherein she asked me a lot of thoughtful and insightful questions about why I make soap the way I make it, and suggested I work on on-the-spot answers to questions that I can just whip out when someone is making me feel defensive.
I decided to also write them up as a blog post to which I can link from my soap pages on Etsy, so that interested parties can read it, and also perhaps turn that into a flyer that I can hand out at events.
What I’d like from y’all, if you have a minute, is to shout out with any questions you have about my soap-making process, or let me know if you have any positive feedback of my products that you’d like to see included in a blog post and flyer (you can either comment here or email me). I’m going to have a double-sided tri-fold flyer, I think, and I’d love to have one fold be just feedback and rave reviews (which sounds terribly self-centered, but can sometimes help new buyers to relate to a product if someone says something in a way they’d say it themselves).
* The funny thing is that I’m so obtuse sometimes that I didn’t even realize this woman was being catty. Which is funny on both of our parts — funny that I’m so thick I didn’t get it until hours after the fact, and funny that there’s this woman so threatened by someone who doesn’t even register her that she had to (in her mind) tear me down to build herself up.