Daily Archive for September 23rd, 2011

Threadless, not Thankless

Many thanks to everyone who scored my tee-shirt design “The Write Stuff” on Threadless! It ended up with a fairly respectable 2.84 from 585 votes (I saw it get up to 2.88 at the highest point).

This is definitely an above average score and I’ve seen some designs go to print that scored lower, so it’s certainly possible that this could go “all the way.”

And now the waiting period begins. Judging by what I’ve seen on Threadless, it could be 2-3 months before it gets selected or… I could be faced with the unending deafening silence of never being printed — which is an equal possibility. So, we shall see. You can be sure that if/when it gets selected, I will begin another round of promotion to get everyone I know to buy it!

In the meantime, the image can still be used for non-apparel. Having submitted my first design to Threadless has also been really positive, because it’s gotten me out of a sort of internet-rut, where I’ve shied away from putting myself out there. It’s inspired me to wonder, if I were to create more designs for Threadless, what would they be? And at least in a small way, it’s helped me revisit the potential of the internet for creative enterprise and as a source of motivation.