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So for three days now I’ve been toiling away making stuff for my Etsy shop, and I must say the hardest freaking thing is learning how to take photos of stuff.

Every time I log into Etsy and see all the other prettily photographed stuff, I really do feel like a small fish in a big ocean. And I get scared and want to throw up. And then I think, “Okay, I can take photos like that, too!”

But even though I was a roving reporter and worked in the journalism and publishing industries for more than a decade, I was always a sucky photographer.

I would return, my photos would be blurry. They’d tell me how to take better photos. Blurry Blurrycakes. Just blurry all over.

And I don’t know what I’m going to have to do next. Get a bunch of lights? Start taking photos in the bathroom? Move closer to the sun?

Sigh. But anyway, the good news is I sold a pair of earrings to my friend Ileene. Yay.

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