I am constantly amazed at the power of the internet. On July 20, 2009 I began a thread on the Etsy forum just to get enough fans so that my Facebook fan page could have a simpler URL. Did I even think that over a month later I would still be posting to that thread? Well, of course not! Not only is the thread over 800 posts long, but there are at least a couple of posts on the thread daily.
As the thread became active, I had the bright idea of forming a group on Facebook. Through that group I met some really nice and talented Estians. Then I made the comment about an Etsy Street Team for Facebook Fans. Before I knew the core group came together and we started laying the foundation for our team.
Last week, FFEST (Facebook Fans on Etsy Street Team) became official and we are slowly adding to our membership ranks. There are some awesome members who are planning contests, giveaways, scavenger hunts etc. We have an official FFEST forum, a Blog, a very vibrant banner and avatar, and a twitter account.
When I began the facebook fans thread did I even consider that it would turn into a team? Nope! But I am sure happy it did! Please stop by the thread and fan some pages...and ♥ some shops!
When fanning a fan page on FB, make sure you leave the link to your fan page. That makes it so much easier to fan you back!! If you go through the Etsy thread you will find hundreds of pages to fan! Good luck on reaching the goal of 100 for the vanity URL! And don't forget to stop by the Etsy shops and leave a heart or two...it is just good karma!!