Monday, 29 March 2010

Social Networking for Etsy Ireland

Things are moving along nicely here at the Etsy Ireland Team. As of late we noticed a demand for the team to be on visible on other flatforms other than this blog, so we put the word out asking for volunteers to help out with a Twitter and Facebook fanpage. Ooakie has been good enough to take on doing the twitter account for the team, doing regular updates and links to the blog. We had thought of doing twitpix, but it might be simpler if team images were kept to the facebook account. The team twitter account is already up and running, go check it out and start following

Irishwoolen volunteered to work on the facebook fanpage, and we need your products images to get things rolling. Also send a very short shop bio with your images, and all your necessary links to shops, blog, twitter, and facebook. I'd say maximum 10 images would be enough to start with, we don't want to give her too much extra work. Please email your images as attachments to Caroloine at, also try not to have huge file sizes please. We'll post the link as soon as the facebook page is active so you can all fan and share it.

Also while we are on the subject of team forums, you may not have noticed but we have a flickr group . Once you have a flickr account, all you have to do is click the link and join the group, then you can add your images to the group pool, you will see the 'add something' option. I'm not sure what benifit flickr has as I'm very new to it, but maybe if you have had a good experience on the site let us know in the comments below.
Also if any of you have your own fanpages, or if you twitter leave links here in the comments so we can share and follow. I succumbed today to twitter...goodbye life!


  1. Well done with all this amazing work. You are spurring me on to do something with Facebook (have an account but don't know how to 'do' it).

    I have been with Flickr for 14 months now and it is an excellent promotional tool. I have got referrals from it. But you have to join other groups - eg. if you make something pink and green, there are about 3 differnet 'Pink and Green' groups to join.

    I would also suggest putting a link to your Flickr account in your Etsy shop announcement. That way people who want to see more examples of your work can go there. Great thing with your Flickr account is you can have as many images as you want and can add and delete them as often as you like.

    Hope everyone has a great week. Carol :)

  2. Will be working on the facebook site tonight so be sure to send anything you want included to the email address.

    Links to the facebook page will then be sent around so that anyone on facebook can become a fan!!

    March 29, 2010 2:10 PM

  3. Thanks for all the helpful information and hard work on promoting the team :)

  4. Keep up the great work!


  5. great idea - will get some images sorted to email asap:)
    my twitter is chriscuada
    and facebook fanpage is!/pages/Cuada-Handmade-Design/106423422706?ref=nf

  6. Just saw the fanpage! Neat.

    One of the organic team set us up with one this week too - must be facebook season :)

    Have been fanning peeps as I find y'all on twitter and FB etc - but if I'm quiet it's cos like Carol I don't know how to do it! Sloooow learner here