After opening a shop on Etsy in early 2013, I was doing what many of us like to do, “window shop” on all the unique shops there are on Etsy. I had learned how to “fave” a shop itself and/or the items within a shop. I had set up my favorites boards and was having a ball with it. I was window-shopping for all manner of country vintage items that I had memories of growing up.
On this particular day, I received my first message from another Etsy shop owner, (whose shop I had faved many items in that day), thanking me for visiting her shop and faving so many items. She also wanted to let me know how much she liked my Avatar for my Etsy account, as it was very similar to hers. This very kind lady then invited me to “check out” a team that she was on in the Etsy community that involved everything vintage. “Team?” I thought, what’s an Etsy team? I’d never heard of such, didn’t know they existed! She had included the address to the team so that I could easily go right to the team page. I looked around the team page, read what they were about and fell in love with the warm friendly atmosphere that I found there. I joined the Vintage Vertigo Team immediately! I was welcomed with open arms from all team leaders and members, and knew I had found a home away from home there with so many like-minded folks. It was wonderful!
Learning my way around the team threads took no time at all, and I was instantly hooked. I have since gotten to know many of my teammates quite well. Even though we’ve never met face-to-face, we feel like old friends. We chat, share, and help to promote one another’s shops. Many of my teammates have been on Vintage Vertigo much longer than I have and know each other even better. However, they have made me a part of their team and have helped me in ways they will never know. I can only hope to give back to them what they have so kindly given to me…. Friendship.
This blog post was written by Denise from CountryMini on Etsy, be sure to check out her wonderful shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryMini