My Etsy shop is open for business – kinda.
I’ll call it a soft opening; I still have some tweaking to do. As I add to my About page, fill out shipping policies, and include more listings, Etsy is right there, encouraging me from behind the scenes. I get email from them saying, “You’re almost done!” or “Keep going! Your shop is almost ready!”. I know they’re trying to build momentum, to get me excited. I get that.
So, when they used one of my own listings in a “Recommended for you” thing on their website, they got me good. My reaction was immediate. I felt a little giddy, to be honest, and I took this picture right away. It was kind of like seeing my name in lights, or seeing myself on TV. I know it was a flagrant appeal to my ego, but it worked. Etsy got me. Notice the time stamp, too; I must be excited if I’m still up at almost 1 AM and writing about this. ∆