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Question about treasuries
If you'd like your list to be chosen for inclusion on Etsy's home page, here are a few tips:
Be diverse! No more than one item per shop.
Don't include your own items. Spread the love!
Make it beautiful.
to make it on the front page....don't include your items. I have never done it. i just don't like to toot my own horn i guess.
I say if you want to do it...do it.
I make treasuries...I have not included my own items in any of them.
I'm not concerned with the front page because I rarely make it there anyway.
I just wouldn't feel comfortable including my own item.
Treasuries are a way to introduce others to great things you find on Etsy. The possibility of making the front page is pretty slim -- and really not such a great benefit either, in my experience -- so I see absolutely NOTHING wrong with putting one item of your own in a treasury you have made.
I think of treasuries as "get to know you" exercises -- and as such, I think it's appropriate to introduce yourself when you make a treasury.
It's not tacky at all, IMO -- I don't know where that came from or why people think that. It's a bit precious!
One item of your own amid the 15 others is not exactly wild self promotion.
I do it, and make no apologies for it. And I wish others did too. I would be more than happy to see the curator's item featured in a treasury, and think that should be encouraged. I usually go to the curator's shop when I'm featured -- and I'd love to see them feature one of their own pieces, on theme, in the treasury they have made.
Ducking now, to avoid getting hit.