I've been thinking about closing down Dragonflylane.com. I have mixed feelings about it, so I'm going to think out loud. Feel free to chime in and comment if you like. I'm always open to feedback. :)
I just checked Go Daddy. I've had Dragonflylane.com since February 2002. Wow! I get a fair amount of search engine traffic which is good. But I almost never make any sales thru the website. Granted, there are very few items for sale. I just don't have the time to churn out 10 new items a week. I don't know that it would matter if I did. And little-to-no sales is ok. I don't create with polymer clay for the money. I do it because I enjoy it. I try to sale a few things so I can use that money for clay money. It's a vicious cycle. :) The website costs me $12.00 a month. That's $288.00 a year in the hole.
The website is VERY convenient. I have my own email address, plenty of file storage space (which is use), I used to use it to blog but that's no more. Anyway, there are things about it I would really miss. Changing my primary email after 5 years would be a biggie! I'd want to save my family photo album (200+ pictures) and all my old blog posts. I just checked that too. Holy crap! 634 posts since August 2003! Anyway, I'd need to make sure those were safely on disk before I closed it. And I'm really not sure how to do that!
I could move all my for sale items to my Etsy store. Who knows...I might have better luck there. I could use freebies like flickr and gmail for photo storage and email.
I just don't know what I want to do. I know Aaron would say, "Why change things? 12 bucks a month is no big deal." He says, "That's what hobbies are for. You spend money on them. But you enjoy what you're doing!" LOL! And I agree with that. But I'm a frugal old fart. I hate going into the red.
In the words of Winnie the Pooh, "Think..think..think!" :)