Personal Space, Original Collage by ReclaimedToYou
There will be many new additions in the next few weeks. I’ll make a short list here of some of the new changes. (It really is short, all things considered) 🙂
1) BEEteam site! Now, if you go to BEEteam.etsy.com you can find our team profile. This site will only be used to point people to our profile and to “favorite” any BEE member’s items. If you’re interested in obtaining an etsy-mini for a collection of BEE members’ work to add to your site, please let me know!
2) Forum forum forum! For some of the information that we’ve yet to get a final decision on, we’ll be starting a forum thread. From here on out, on Etsy’s site, if you go under Community, then Forum and do a search for beeswaxteam (our tag), you’ll be able to find any of our discussions. This will be a better way to communicate and get feedback over a period of time.
3) Tags! If you’re interested in promoting the BEE team, you may go to the “promos” section of our blog here, and download the white/ yellow graphic. This is our placeholder image until someone skilled in graphics comes along! But from here on out, if you’d like added exposure for your shop, include the tag: beeswaxteam when posting your items. Etsy will also acknowledge our team tag and will make it easier for anyone to find BEE members and their respective shops.
4) Featured artist of the week! We’ll be making an addition to this blog soon by highlighting one BEE member a week. Most likely, it will be the dominant thing on the front page (all announcements will be moved to “the hive” section. This will give that team member added exposure and give us a chance to hear more about each other! Thanks Earthtonestudios for starting to set that up!
5) Skill shares! Tangledskystudio is working on a schedule for us to sign up to share and/ or learn from other BEE members about various encaustic techniques. This will be a fun way for us to continue refining our skills and sharing with each other some old and new tricks!
6) Blog access! Many of you have been wondering who has access to updating this blog. I am working on setting up access for every BEE member. This will enable everyone to contribute and make it a larger (more exciting) site! More details to follow soon 🙂
7) Help needed! Delegation is the key to a truly team effort. SO, with that in mind, there are a few immediate needs for volunteers. 1 Graphics coordinator and 1-2 promotional/ outreach coordinators. These volunteers will be working closely with each other to help make our team more effective. They’ll help us brainstorm how to appeal to the rest of the Etsy crowd and to attract customers to our shops! If that excites you, please let me know at writeshans [!at] gmail.com