How has she accomplished such a monumental milestone in only 15 months you ask? The answer is, beats the hell outta me. I don't advertise, I have no idea who my target market is, and my photos are less than front page worthy. Seriously though, here are a few thoughts from a hobbyist. (The list is short so I'll spare you the numbered paragraphs.)
I do care what Etsy does. Why? Because I happen to have a shop here, that's why.
I agree with experienced Etsy sellers sometimes and sometimes I don't. Why? Because sometimes they are right, and sometimes they aren't. Same applies to less experienced seller.
I operate on hope and dreams and lots of work. Why? Because that's the way I'm made and there is nothing wrong with hopes and dreams.
I can't say I take personal responsibility further than most. Why? Because to say that would be rude. I take personal responsibility very seriously, as I'm sure y'all do too. I'm certain we all try our very best to make each and every one of our customers happy.
I think that sums it up very nicely. Have a great evening!