Monday, February 14, 2011
Make-It Mondays: New Team Page on Etsy
As many of you know, Etsy has devised a new system for representing teams on their site. Teams were searchable on generic state by state pages, but all interaction had to take place in the Etsy Forums or outside blogs and social networking sites. There are now, new and improved team pages, including one for our Rochester NY Etsy Street Team.
On these new pages Etsians can request membership or be invited directly. Team leaders can be officially nominated by team creators to moderate the page. Members are represented by their shop avatar, so folks outside of the team can immediately click their way to your shop. Members can also create discussion threads. Overall it is cleaner, prettier and easier.
For the past year our team has existed very well on our Ning site and we plan to keep the majority of discussion and updates there. Basically the Etsy page is another route for people to find out about our shops, our blog, Facebook fanpage and our Ning site. So if you were thinking "Ugh, one more site to check everyday!" have no worries. It's mostly just an official Etsy face for us. A figurehead of sorts.
Right now we also have discrepancies between established members on the Ning site and the Etsy Team page. If you're a member in one place we'd like to have you in both. So new applicants, head on over to Ning to officially apply and oldies but goodies, stop by the new team page and sign up. No crazy application required of you again though! ;)