Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm in an Etsy Treasury!

I was so surprised and pleased yesterday to get an Etsy convo that one of my bookmarks has been included in a treasury!

For those who aren't familiar with this, a treasury can be made by anyone with an Etsy account. It's simply a collection of favorites found in different Etsy shops. Sometimes there is a theme to a treasury- everything selected might be the same color, or maybe all the same type of item, or could just be a central theme. In this case, the treasury I have been featured in is items that are insect or animal-themed. This is the bookmark that was included:

The really exciting part of being included in a treasury is that you then have a chance of making it to the front page of Etsy.  Once per hour, they put a new treasury up on the front page, so if you have an item that makes it there, it gets a LOT of exposure!  Of course, lots of people make treasuries, and only so many can be on the FP, so the chance of it happening isn't huge, but it's exciting to have that possiblity!  This is actually the third treasury that I've had an item in.  My pansy bookmark was in one in May, which I knew about, and my Fresh as a Daisy bookmark was in another one, which I never knew about until I checked out I guess not everyone notifies you when they include your items in their treasuries!

Anyway, it's really not that big of a deal in the grand scheme, but since I've been in kind of a slump, this really lifted my spirits.  It also motivated me to move redoing my photos higher on my to-do list, as that really is an awful photo!  Ugh, lesson learned- keep up the improvements on the photos, because you never know when you'll be featured!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! It is a big deal. Not just the selling of an item, but that another crafter/artist noticed your work. You have every right to be proud!!! Sherry w/Scrapping With Sherry