Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lucky Me!

For anyone reading this who might not know, the treasury on Etsy is a wonderful place to find yourself! At any given time there are about 333-700+ collections of 12 items in the main treasury section. These groups of items are created by Etsy members. The more views and *clicks* a page gets, the more popular or "hot" it becomes.

Perhaps it is an urban legend, but the hotter a treasury collection is, the more likely it is to be picked by admin to become a front page treasury. In any case, having an item featured in a treasury is an honor. It means that someone out there liked one of your items (or pictures of an item) enough to choose to place it in their special group. Out of the hundreds of thousands of items on Etsy, that's a pretty big compliment!

If you are an Etsy seller with an item featured in a treasury, you see yourself there by noting a gold/yellow star beside the list. Sometimes you will be an alternate in a treasury, meaning that if one of the items in that collection sells, yours may take its place. Alternates are denoted by a silver/grey star.

There are lots of little tips and tricks to getting a treasury and making one, but being included in one is really just luck. I got lucky today, thanks to I love the way she has put my wombEE in the middle of all of this beautiful color; doesn't that baby look peaceful?


Linda said...

You have written so well about Treasuries, Jennie.

I almost feel like stealing your words :)

Sarah Jane said...

Great post, Jennie! :)

And yes, the baby looks fabulous in the middle of that gorgeous Treasury. :)