Saturday, June 30, 2007

Permissions Stuff

Hey all, I didn't even realize that I could add you guys to the permissions list so you could all post!!
Jeez, get on the ball Terri! So if you would like to send me your email addresses, I can add you in if you'd like. That way you can post your group writing project blog entries and such and everybody can participate more with this blog, yay!

Woo Hoo!

Our Street Team page is up, thanks to Sara! You can view it here. It still needs a banner, which is on my to-do list. I do have a few more names to submit to here, so if you didn't see your name on the team page, it will be there soon.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Obligatory Friday Post

I submitted the member list to Sara (sarawearsskirts), who is the admin of the Street Teams over on Etsy. She should be updating the teams pages soon! I did have a few more people asking for their names to be included, so I will forward those to her also. What a turnout it was, I am glad so many of you were interested in making this happen. Thanks also to the posters who kept our threads alive last week!

Organicstills has offered to make a button for our team! Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to do this for us.

Well, that's the update for now!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Group Writing Project #1!

Well let's get the ball rolling and start a group writing project! I really liked the idea of doing color as a theme (thank you Cozy), and Helen of Pepperina Press has suggested that we start with orange, for Etsy! The challenge is to blog about something using the color orange as a central theme, be it a project that you did, a story or anecdote, or whatever else you come up with, and how it is Etsy-related.

You can put the links to your entries here or on the thread for the orange theme on the Etsy forums.

The beginning date for this theme will be next week on Monday, July 2, and it will end on Sunday, July 8.

I'll bet that there will be some really interesting entries to read and it will get get people visiting and commenting on each other's blogs!

Blog Carnival!

Liskidder introduced me to an awesome website that will be perfect for the team called Blog Carnival! It's a blog communities publishing magazine where people submit blog articles on various topics. Then the links get published as an online magazine, or carnival. You really need to visit the site to see what it's all about. This is something we should get involved in. I started an account and encourage others to do so as well!

Plus, you don't have to run away from home to join ;)

Thanks Lis!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Blogging Theme Stuff

We've got some fun group blogging events lined up for our team. Cozy had a great suggestion for the group, which is to showcase a craft, art form, color, or something else along those lines and how it ties into Etsy. Each person posts a blog entry that fits our them, which would run for the week, or any other given time frame that is decided on. I think this is a marvelous idea. We can hammer out the details this week and start the chosen theme for next week, which would be Monday, July 2nd. I vote that we start with color first, and I'd be up for yellow...but I highly value your input and comments, so please pitch your ideas here!

Some of the other theme ideas I came up with are (and believe me, they're not new ideas, I was inspired by the forums!) Crafts That Came Out Terrible, Great Mistakes (projects that inadvertently came out terrific) How You Got Started Crafting/Designing, Bad Craft Fair Experiences, Best Craft/Art Book You've Read, Greatest Art/Craft Tool You Can't Live Without...this is just a start. There's so much we can do with this. I want to hear from you!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Musings

Well, the threads on the forums are still going strong and their has been a lot of interest generated by our team! Many people signing up and this is great! Right now I am thinking of what comes next, after our team page has been set up. Maybe our team can take a cue from other successful and active street teams and run some contests or something else for promotion? Any thoughts or suggestions?

So far, so good!

There is a thread going on the forums regarding getting your name on the member list for the official team page. So far between that one and the couple other team threads that are going, there has been a ton of interest in this! Yay!

A few people have asked me why we are starting a street team about the Etsy bloggers. This is a very good question. Why were we starting this group and what are we hoping to accomplish? My answer was to network, share in your creative process, and ultimately help to promote each other, and also just for the fun of it.

Another question that popped up was are we related to the Etsy Sellers Who Blog Ring. No, the Street Team is not a part of the blog ring, although my other blog is linked to it and so are a lot of people who added themselves to our team list. I think it would be a good idea to join the ring--the Etsy Bloggers Street Team Blog on the Etsy Sellers Who Blog Ring. Which makes me think of the coffee table book about coffee tables on Seinfeld.




Saturday, June 23, 2007

We're gonna be official!

Today I emailed admin about making our team official and heard back from Sara. She informed me that she'll be updating the teams page next week, so I'll be compiling a member list to send to her. I have a thread going for this on the forums or you can just let me know right here if you would like to join.

Hello Bloggers!

Hey and welcome to all my fellow Etsy bloggers! This is the Official Blog of the Etsy Bloggers Street Team. This team was inspired by Moda Designs, AKA Cheap Boutique, from a great thread she started about people who blog about Etsy sellers. You can find that thread here.
The focus of the team originally was about people who blog about other Etsians, but really I would love any Etsy seller who loves to blog to join the team.

So if you love Etsy and love to blog, then this is the team for you!