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Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Team Participation Policies

Being part of a team means working together for a common goal. This means that you actually have to do something in order to reach that goal.

So I am implementing new Team Participation Policies effective immediately.

In order to participate in our team promotions and events you must be considered an Active Member. This includes all shops that are currently signed up for future spots as Shop of the Week.

In order to be considered an Active Member, you must do ONE of the following:

Twitter about something team related at least 4 times per month. You must use the team hashtag #etsytwitter or I will not see your tweet. Of course I strongly encourage you to tweet about the team much more frequently than this as well.

Blog about the Team at least once per month. If you can, please blog about each Shop of the Week as well as write up promotional posts about other team members.

Create an Etsy Twitter Team Treasury

Additionally, I expect you to check in every month during our monthly roll calls in the Etsy Forum. This simply involves a quick hello in our thread as well as a quick tweet about the shop above you in the thread. This takes about 2 minutes to do. Checking in is mandatory to be considered an Active Member.

April's Check In thread can be found here: Please check in if you have not already done so.

Failure to do these things will be grounds for one warning. If you do not do these things within one month after your warning, you will be asked to leave the team. If you receive more than three warnings during one year, you will be asked to leave the team. If you are signed up for a Shop of the Week spot in the future, you will forfeit your week if you are asked to leave the team.

I’m not asking for much of your time at all. Tweeting something takes less than five minutes. A blog post can take up less than 30 minutes. If you have time to work on and promote your Etsy shop and use Twitter, you have time to promote the Etsy Twitter Team.

Please, as always, feel free to email me with any questions or comments you have about this new policy.

Thank you!

Etsy Twitter Team Leader

P.S. We are not currently taking new memberships right now. Keep your eye on the blog for the next few months to see when we open up again. Thanks.


Huayruro said...

I'm going to RT this ASP :-)

Claire Annals said...

retweeted :-) xx Claire

PeanutandTommy said...

I'll tweet this also.


Heather said...

happy to tweet this stuff but i don't understand the "hash" thing you talked about.
my email:


Lost Mitten said...

This sounds like a great idea, I am definitely off to RT this!

I was also wondering if it was possible to be included in the Blogroll on the side of the page since I am a member. Here is the URL:

And my Etsy shop is Lost Mitten:

Thanks! :)

BBesigns said...

I am happy to participate and tweet about the blog but I don't know what you mean about the hash thing either

Ambient Lights said...

For the hash, when you tweet something about our team or about a member of our team add #etsytwitter somewhere in your tweet. ETT members tweets and RT's with that in there are easily tracked and seen that way :)


Social Marketing Mama said...

...Hope you don't mind my two cents, I'm a huge Etsy fan! I think this is a GREAT idea, just keep getting the word out, everyone in your network selling on etsy should really consider joining your Twitter following...

Geraldine said...

how do i become a member of #etsytwitter?

Nikisha said...

Hey I'm on etsy and twitter. I'm currently not a member but want to support etsy on twitter. I found it a bit hard to play with twitter. Can someone help?

Avlor said...

I'm not a member yet either, but will be happy to do these things for the fun of it. :)

Storey Studios - The Designing Diva Duo said...

I will be sure to comply,, I am just learning all these links, tweets and blog things!! lol

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