Slow down, avoid making errors
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:33:21 AM
Posting this here because I think this is the audience likely to benefit most from it.

I somewhat recently created one item from another, replacing all instances of one design element with another in the process. Or so I thought I had done. Yesterday I discovered that I had missed replacing one occurrence of the element in question - and it just happened to be in the central focus area of the design. Ugh.

This morning, I found the misspelling of a name vital to one of my new design lines occurring on most of the products in that line. It's not that I didn't know the correct spelling of the name. It was simply a matter of haste making waste. Argh!

I've been here long enough to know better. I shouldn't be making these kinds of rookie mistakes.

But the fact that I did leads me to offer this piece of advice to new designers: Slow down! Take the time to proofread everything in your title, descriptions, and tags carefully. Consider letting a design 'rest', and looking at it with fresh eyes before publishing.

My hope is to spare you the work of having to redo things, and the potential embarrassment of having your witless blunders end up in front of your peers and customers.
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 12:24:18 PM
After all these years I still keep making dumb mistakes, even when I take my time.
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 3:26:18 PM
A huge benefit we now have is that, when clicking "Done," we aren't automatically sent to the publish page. We get to see exactly how our design will appear, how it will function for the customer, and included in this are the warts we mistakenly created. Though it still won't ward off all the warts, it can help cut down on them in a very big way. That page, the one we arrive at when clicking Done, is where we should allow a lack of self-confidence to show up, pausing to think, "Did I do anything wrong?" Oh, the things I've spotted during that pause! Yes, and occasionally the things I didn't.
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 3:54:49 PM
This is great advice. Especially for indeed a novice 'Zazzler'.

And although I know all this already, I still make mistakes or notice tiny adjustments I could have or should make earlier on in the design process. Most of the time this occurs if I have too many things going on at once, or if I am tired and should have gone to bed a long time ago instead of pushing on in order to get a design into the MP.

Thanks for reminding me to keep this in the front of my brain housing group! Check check... double check... check check check... triple check. Lather, rinse, repeat!

Smile
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 4:57:51 PM
Yes Good advice for all of us.

And with all the changes lately at Z who doesn't feel like a newbie again sometimes?

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 6:07:49 PM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
And with all the changes lately at Z who doesn't feel like a newbie again sometimes?

^ True that!
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:08:32 PM
Good advice that I can certainly use! Love
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:49:14 AM
When I publish the products, I usually copy and paste the title, descriptions, and tags into the Post Product for Sale page.

I missed the first letter of the title one time when I used Quick Create, and didn't realize for one and half years until the design was sold. Multiple products were missing the first letter of the title for a while.

Since then, I reviewed the title, descriptions, and tags periodically after I published the products.
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