Monday, August 10, 2009
Fingers, Fingers everywhere....
I have become a full-blown Etsy addict....Even while at work, I'm constantly logged in to Etsy (which is located directly across the street from us! - we look out our window and right into theirs!) and I love to check the stats and views of my items. I was really happy to see one day last week an order for 5 sets of my Freaky Finger soaps - I had posted them a few days earlier, and there was interest, but nothing out of the ordinary from my other listings. No sooner did I get that first order, but another came through...and another....and another....then I had 5 convos regarding those same fingers! I had no clue as to what was going on - I looked at the views for it and it skyrocketed from somewhere near 75 all the way to 500 in a matter of minutes! Wow! What the heck was going on?
One look at the Etsy Treasure Hunt (www.craftopolis.com) showed our soaps made the Etsy Halloween Gift Guide! Wow, talk about being elated! How could it get any better than this?
By the next day, I was posted on the Etsy front page, and if I thought the attention they got in the Gift Guide was amazing, I was bound to be shocked when I realized how much publicity you get when you're on the front page!
As I look tonight (I look at the front page and the gift guide every day to make sure I'm still there!) I notice that I'm still in the Gift Guide, back on the Front Page, and the VERY FIRST ITEM ON THE PAGE! The number of views to these fingers has been growing by the hundreds as we speak....I'm blown away!