I had no idea today would be what it has turned out to be. I was just clopping along with the new blog thing, and decided to drop an invite on the Etsy forums. Thought there might be others out there who feel like I do and would be interested in going on my journey with me. So, I started a post.. http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6291125 Well, boy were there. I started with 0 followers and now have 28 and counting! So many of you were feeling the same helpless, semi-confused feeling I am and needed to connect. Out of the almost 80 posts, came a friendship with HippieChickBoutique who took the ball and ran with the idea of getting a team together. Others gave great tips and info (listed below) and others just wanted to say, heck yes I'm a "D" lister and so happy you are too!
So, now we (HippieChickBoutique and soulstone321) are starting an Etsy team and already have several pending members. I'm adding several sections to the blog. A Super Shout Out section to highlight someone who either gave great advice, support or encouragement. A Successes section to list any exciting sales, or milestones that our "D" listers may have had, and an Announcement section to provide info on events or team happenings.
Wow, one day and a community is born... I'm so proud! Thanks to all in the original thread who brought momentum and enthusiasm to the conversation!
Some great resources were born:
BannerSketch - suggested by my new friend HippieChickBoutique - A banner generator that is awesome
Info on setting up a Treasury - suggested by HippieChickBoutique
More Treasury links suggested by Monkeeta - http://www.craftopolis.com/index.php?com=tc, http://www.etsy.com/poster_sketch.php
Info on customizing your blog suggested by ArtrageousClay - Thank you so much, I will be checking that out.