Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Finding Team Member Shops

We've all seen it. Someone comes in to Chat and asks if anyone makes custom stickers, or sells beads or baby clothes, sculpture or soap. Or maybe you remember chatting with a Vintage or Supplies seller, but their shop name hasn't lodged in your brain.

Now that our Team members can also be found through the Team page on Etsy, it seems like a good time to transition the list of members on this blog to one that's a little more functional when it comes to finding members by what they sell.

So, there's a simple Google Docs form live now, that all Team members can use to designate their top three categories (based on how Etsy's top-level categories are shown). Please go to the link and choose your top three, and they'll be compiled and listed here on the blog, as well as at the discussion forums on our Etsy Team page.

Judith / jswrites

Images from RetrospectPhoto and fattybird, thanks!

Monday, November 22, 2010

EtsyChatters are live on Twitter!

One of the first threads started on the new Chat Team Forum was called For Twitter Addicts by mentalembellisher, inviting Team members to post their Twitter links to be able to follow each other.

Adding to the businesslike fun, Team member EmilyWiserJewelry suggested that we have a "team twitter that retweets fellow team members' tweets!" Of course she got the task, and has been busy keeping those little messages flowing since last week. 

To add your Twitter URL, just make a Forum post here, then follow back so Emily can retweet your tweets. Our Team Twitter:  EtsyChatters.

Images from mentalembellisher and EmilyWiserJewelry, thanks!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crafty Kids

Children in Chat?! Well, no (Community features are just for adults), but we're happy to see some of the cool crafty work of young folks in shops supervised by their parents. Here are just two examples showing the talents of the 12 year olds of Chat regulars AllForJasmine and dreamweaver19.

Are there crafty kids in your family? Were you creating handmade things or precociously collecting vintage yourself? Tell us all about it, and share your links in the Comments!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010