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Friday, October 29, 2010

I was in the Etsy Finds!!!

I'll apologize right off the bat, this is going to be me, shamelessly boasting as well as doing a post-and-run, but I couldn't let this day go by without marking it on my blog...today my earrings were featured in the Etsy Finds!!!

This is a first for me, and I've been riding a wave of excitement all day, well, since early this afternoon when I finally figured out why my shop was getting so many views.

Late last night I listed two pairs of fairly similar earrings on Etsy. I tweeted one pair, and also listed them on the Team Oh Canada! Facebook page (I'm the page admin). I left the other pair alone because I was, quite honestly, exhausted. Life ensued this morning, and when I finally got a look at my computer I was shocked to find that I already had 190 views!?! On the pair that hadn't been promoted in any way, shape, or form??? That's so many more views than I average per day, I wondered what the H was up? I checked around and found that my savvy teammates already knew what I did not: I was in the Etsy Finds!!!

Here's the pair of earrings that made it in:

And the scary thing? I totally agonized over the lead picture. Actually, I thought that the picture above looked a teensy bit overexposed and I almost chose one of the ones with the black background instead. (My husband assures me that I'm nuts about the overexposed bit...I guess I'll ask him the next time I list something!)

Here's what my Craftopolis page looked like earlier tonight:

The day ended with 1059 total views, 13 shop hearts, 209 on the featured earrings, with a number of hearts on other items as well. I also made three sales!

And I'm also happy to report that my Oh Canada! and Créateurs d'ici teammate, Caroline of KhalliahDesign was also featured in the Etsy Finds! Woot!!!

Yes, that's me, well, my earrings, next to the cute pumpkin hat.

So, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mike, who was Etsy finder today. I've noticed that Mike often chooses Canadian shops or focuses on our great nation when he's the finder. I don't think he's Canadian??? But maybe he just has an affinity for us ☺ I'm actually an American transplant myself...

though I've been here for 16 years now, so if he's interested in Timmies, hockey, snow, and friendly people...I urge him to visit more frequently ☺ We're actually pretty good with the written word, comedy and ..., music ..., and art too! And, seriously, if he wants a tour...I'll be glad to give him one! This is a wonderful country, and I'm so very proud to be a citizen, and amazingly happy to be a part of it.

4 comments:

bstudio said...

Congrats Molly! Well deserved attention I say!
I didn't see the Etsy Finds as I hadn't opted for the emails only when they went that route. I signed up today so I can keep my eye on it from now on.
Glad to hear Mike has a soft spot for Canadians!

Caroline ~ Khalliah said...

Molly :) What a great news! I'm so happy that you were on the Etsy find too :)

Tara Breanne (Tarapparel) said...

Congrats!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting and I'd be screaming about it too if it happened to me!

Thank you for following my blog.. so I could find yours! Looking forward to reading your posts.

 
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