Saturday, October 9, 2010

Preparing for the First Challenge!

Edit: The comments for this post are now closed. The winner will be announced shortly!

Are you ready for this?
Get in on the ground floor of something that's going to be spectacular!
Win a chance to have one of your items featured in lots of treasuries!

This is a "NonTeam". Meaning that you don't have to apply or join. Participate in the NonTeam Challenges whenever and how often you'd like. No commitments! Great exposure!

To join in, first read the Guidelines page so that you understand how it'll work.

Getting started on this first Challenge will have to be a little different since we have no previous winner. The etsy shop owner whose item we'll use for the first "Inspiration Item" will be chosen at random from those that comment below. Buyers-only are most welcome too. If you win this one, you'll choose any item on etsy for the first "Inspiration Item".

If you want to be the first winner.....

* Follow this blog.
* Each person may enter up to 5 times.
* Spread the word about this new "NonTeam" by doing any of the following - adding our button to your blog, posting this link (http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/) on twitter, facebook, your blog, the forums, etc. Give this thread a bump. Any way you want to do it will count as one entry each.
* For each entry, leave a comment with your shop link and 1 way in which you spread the word.

The winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 using Random.org.
Then we can get started! I'll post the first Treasury Challenge with a photo of and a link to the Inspiration Item, then we'll get to treasure hunting! The first Challenge will be posted Thursday, October 14, 2010. Be sure to check back then!

You'll have 5 days, until the 19th, to complete your treasuries. The next one will begin on Thursday, October 21st. I'm hoping to have new Challenges begin every Thursday. That's the plan for now.

Would you like to help out with our new NonTeam? Please check the Volunteers page and let me know if you're willing to take on any of the tasks.

Thanks!

******Each comment needs to tell one way in which you helped to spread the word. If you messed up, you can delete your comment and add another.******

89 comments:

kimbuktu said...

I would like to try this out. Thanks for coming up with the idea.

Off to put the button on my blog:
http://fabricfascination.blogspot.com/

kimbuktu said...

My shop link is:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FabricFascination

and I just tweeted the challenge.

kimbuktu said...

I am now a follower of your blog

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FabricFascination

kimbuktu said...

I bumped the promotion thread

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FabricFascination

Sarah said...

I am here to participate too!

My shop is www.demossdesigns.etsy.com

ForbiddenWorlds said...

I would like to participate - do we have to nominate an item?

My shop link is:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForbiddenWorlds

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Oops, sorry! I forgot to include my shop link the first time. This is such a great idea.


For my first entry I have posted the team button on my blog.
http://liz-annaslakesidestudio.blogspot.com/
My shop is: http://www.lizannasonthelake.etsy.com

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

I put a blurb on my blog about the NonTeam for my second entry.

http://liz-annaslakesidestudio.blogspot.com/2010/10/this-is-really-cool-new-team-idea-on.html

My shop link: http://www.lizannasonthelake.etsy.com

woolies said...

I am a follower

http://woolies.etsy.com
and my other shop
http://busterandboo.etsy.com

woolies said...

I bumped the promotion thread.

michelle said...

I am following, bumping the thread and interested in being a volunteer!
BooBooZoo.etsy.com

Meredith said...

I am following this blog! It should be fun!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetbriarOriginals

Meredith said...

I bumped the promotional thread.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetbriarOriginals

P and J Crafts said...

Just tweeted about it, too! :)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pandjcrafts

Dotty said...

I'm leaving these comments for http://www.etsy.com/shop/beyondtherockz because the blog isn't allowing her comment.

She tweeted.

Dotty said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/beyondtherockz
and she's following on twitter

Dotty said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/beyondtherockz
and posted a button on her blog

Dotty said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/beyondtherockz
and bumped the thread

DoBatsEatCats said...

great idea! I'm following your blog. My shop is: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DoBatsEatCats

thanks!

Theresia said...

I'm in! My supply shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/silvermooncrafts

My jewelry shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/callajewelry

Lexan said...

I'm following.

http://satrngrl.etsy.com

Paul said...

I'm following the Blog and I Tweeted from my personal Twitter!

www.HarmonizedCreations.etsy.com

Lexan said...

I just added a post to my business website/blog:

http://www.limegrasshopper.com

AwakenJournaling said...

I just followed your blog, entery #1 :)

AwakenJournaling said...

Entry #2 -- just bumped your thread :)

Awakenjournaling said...

Entry #3, just tweeted it :)

AwakenJournaling said...

Entry #4 -- posted this on my FB page! http://awakenjournaling.etsy.com

pondhopper studio said...

Entry 1 bumped the thread
Entry 2 following your blog

great idea - looking forward to seeing the treasuries!

www.pondhopper.etsy.com

theothermagdalene said...

Entry #1 Followed your blog.

http://theothermagdalene.etsy.com

theothermagdalene said...

Entry #2 Bumped the thread.

theothermagdalene said...

Entry #3 Tweeted

Looking forward to trying this.

JazzyPatterns said...

Can't wait :)

Following blog and Twitter, bumped the thread.

My shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JazzyPatterns

Anna said...

My shop:
brooklynbibshop.etsy.com

I sent a message to my Etsy friends on Facebook!! This sounds fun.

Dale said...

Sounds like fun!

I posted about this on the Ravelry group for Etsy shops, and I tweeted about it.

lightbrownhare.etsy.com

artizen said...

Count me in.. Im promoing on my blog bumping threads..
artizen.etsy.com

The Pink 'Dillo (Angela) said...

Sounds like fun! Here's my first entry - I'm a follower of the blog.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePinkDillo

The Pink 'Dillo (Angela) said...

Entry #2 - just bumped the thread.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePinkDillo

Angela

Sahetah said...

I'd love to participate in this great idea and adventure.

I have shared this page with Etsians on my twitter, and I'll try and help keep the discussion in the business forum on the front page!

Twitter name: Sahetah
Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sahetah

I'd suggest making a specific twitter account for this group so you can advertise it to other Etsians as well!

P and J Crafts said...

I bumped up the promotional thread!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/pandjcrafts

P and J Crafts said...

#3 - I am a follower of the blog.:)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/pandjcrafts

nomadcraftsetc said...

Hi there! #1 I have followed this blog!

nomadcraftsetc said...

Hi again! #2 I have bumped the promotional thread!

Lori said...

Hi! I followed this blog.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Studio722

nomadcraftsetc said...

And again! #3 I have put the nonteam Button on my blog: http://nomadcraftsetc.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

Bumped the thread this morning (I'm on page 11)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Studio722

Sahetah said...

K, so to recap and complete my Entries...

Entry #1 Tweeted this blog
Entry #2 Bumped thread
Entry #3 Followed Blog
Entry #4 Blogged about this Idea
Entry #5 Added button to blog

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sahetah

Can't wait! =)

Lazymuse said...

This is such a great idea!

Entry#1 Bumped thread.
Entry#2 Followed Blog

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lazymuse

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Entry #3, I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/Liz_Anna

My shop is http://www.lizannasonthelake.etsy.com

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Entry #4, I bumped the thread but this time I didn't just say "bumping" because that got my post bumped right out of there! (I didn't know that wasn't allowed on Etsy anymore).

My Etsy shop is: http://www.lizannasonthelake.etsy.com

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Entry #5, I posted about the "team" on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/LizAnnasLakesideStudio?v=info#!/lizanna.waugh

My shop: http://www.lizannasonthelake.etsy.com

michelle said...

Bummed the thread!
www.booboozoo.etsy.com

Sarah said...

Oops, my first comment didn't say how I am going to spread the word. I am going to put a post in the promo thread and create my own treasuries with this blog linked.

My shop is www.demossdesigns.etsy.com

Awaken Journaling said...

Entry #5-- bumped the thread! :)

Rose said...

Entry #1 bumped the info thread.

Montagyoo said...

now following your blog :)

Montagyoo said...

also just posted in the thread :)

Rose said...

Entry #2
Following this blog!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/birose
http://www.etsy.com/shop/saromasa

michelle said...

I am a continuous thread bumper
www.booboozoo.etsy.com

michelle said...

I tweeted the blog
booboozoo.etsy.com

LovelyBones said...

Tweeted, following, posted on facebook :)
www.asafee.etsy.com

michelle said...

spreading the word by being the thread starter volunteer!
BooBooZoo.etsy.com
entry #5 (this way i don't forget)

Kori said...

Getting the word out there!!
I posted on my facebook fan page
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Ponoka-AB/Over-the-Rainbow-Bridge/127960827254167
And here is my etsy link
http://www.etsy.com/shop/overtherainbowbridge

Catherine Jayne said...

I'm following!
My shop link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JustJaynes

Catherine Jayne said...

Posted this site on my twitter @justjaynes

Catherine Jayne said...

Added the button to my blog! http://justjaynes.blogspot.com/

KellyMarks said...

LOVE this! I am following the blog

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kjmarksjewelry

KellyMarks said...

I posted a link to the blog on my twitter

@harperkj

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kjmarksjewelry

KellyMarks said...

I bumped the Forum post :)

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I follow this blog :)

http://www.kimscraftyapple.etsy.com

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I bumped the thread as KimsCraftyApple
http://www.kimscraftyapple.etsy.com

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I just tweeted :)

http://twitter.com/#!/kimscraftyapple/status/27187049262

kgraves84 said...

Entry #1 I'm following you! http://www.etsy.com/shop/KSInspirations

kgraves84 said...

Entry #2 Posted on My fan page! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000244089125&v=info#!/pages/KS-Inspirations/171438513087

kgraves84 said...

Entry #3 I just tweeted the contest! http://twitter.com/#!/KSInspirations

Anna said...

Made a treasury!

Shop: Brooklynbibshop.etsy.com

Sandie said...

I'm following your blog. (I have 2 shops)

Sandie
ZaftigDelights.etsy.com
KnitzyBlonde.etsy.com

Sandie said...

I posted your button to my blog roll.

http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com


Sandie
ZaftigDelights.etsy.com
KnitzyBlonde.etsy.com

Hog Wild Jewelry said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/hogwildjewelry

Hog Wild Jewelry said...

I am tweeting!

Hog Wild Jewelry said...

Bumped your thread!

KellyMarks said...

Entry #4,

I just made a new treasury with mostly shops from the non team forum.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb501f2b5fb6d916bddf86a/gettin-ready-for-the-first-challenge?index=0

ForbiddenWorlds said...

Loving all the new Non Team treasuries! :0 x

weebit said...

eek! kjmarksjewelry included my earrings in her "Gettin' Ready for the First Challenge" treasury! So excited to wake up to that this morning.

I posted it on my FB fan page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/weebit-classic-jewelry-with-a-handmade-twist/143697489455

And I tweeted it: http://twitter.com/#!/weebitswennes

So excited for the first challenge tomorrow!!

weebit
www.weebit.etsy.com

weebit said...

Also just bumped the forum thread. Woot!

Lisa said...

I added the nonteamtreasury tag and a link. Also following! :)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb5138fb5fb6d9100e8fd6a/fp-dreams-and-marmalade-skies

Lisa said...

Forgot my shop link! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Soov

LoveFuzz said...

I am now a follower of your blog and I posted the link on my twitter! :) I just got done posting in the forum thread also.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveFuzz

LoveFuzz said...

just added this link to my profile in my etsy shop also :)

LoveFuzz said...

oops here is my twitter account link also
http://twitter.com/euphoria136