Friday, March 7, 2008

Hello Etsy Jews!

UPDATE: GO TO http://etsychai.blogspot.com!!!

If you've randomly stumbled upon this entry, I'm trying to start the Jewish Etsy team. This is the e-equivalent to holding a first meeting in my living room for lack of our own space.


Ok, let's get this party started. As soon as we have a name, I will make a blog on blogger with that name and we will move all communications there. The three proposed names are in the poll on the right. Please vote! If you have another name you want added to the poll, leave it in the comments and I will put it in ASAP. If you want to make a case for a particular name, you can leave that in the comments, too.

As for our team purpose/mission statement, here's what it looks like right now. Comment or convo me with any changes, additions or concerns. If I knew how to make this a wiki, I would.
Our team purpose is to promote Jewish community, Jewish art, and things for the Jewish holidays on Etsy. We will work to bring current Etsians into our shop as well as encouraging the greater Jewish community to shop on Etsy.
This street team will be open to anyone who has an interest in Judaism or in Jewish culture, art, or crafts, whether or not they themselves are Jewish. It will also be open to people who are Jewish or have an interest in being part of a Jewish crafting community regardless of whether or not the items in their Etsy shop would be classified as Judaica.
If anyone else wants to be a leader of this team, let me know. I have NO intentions of being a dictator here and the only reason I'm doing this right now is to streamline the process and get it going, so please say something if you have other ideas and opinions and/or want to take over or do things on any small or large scale!

22 comments:

happyduck1979 said...

Amen!

JillHannah said...

My reasons for liking EtsyChaim more than EtsyChai: EtsyChai looks like the tea and EtsyChaim sounds like a play on Etz Chaim.

Didn't want to put that in the main post and overly sway the vote. I was also the one who started calling this thing EtsyChai in the first place, so I can't really complain about either name.

misseileen said...

See what you mean about the name. I thought EtsyChai got a ring to it, something you can shout while marching in the streets. Oops, that's the rebel in me talking. lol

Becky said...

I voted for etsychai, but once I realized the play on Etz chaim I think I like that better, can I change my vote?

JillHannah said...

You CAN change your vote. The thing lets you. I think I'm making a second poll in another day or so with all the other name suggestions, though right now it looks like we're going to have a pretty clear name winner...

Ketzirah Carly said...

I love Jill's rational about the name. Etsy Chaim and Eytz Chaim! Woo-hoo!

Samantha said...

yea!

I think this etsy street team is going to be a great networking opportunity..


I voted for etsychaim...

I thought etsychai looked like tea too! hahaha!

Dawn Alice Rogers said...

how about
"OyEsty"

mark kaplan said...

sounds good to me.... i'd love to join....

http://jtatmusic.etsy.com RibbonCraft Boutique said...

LOL - I like oyetsy, too! :D didn't think of the tea thing - hmmm... I might have to way to the EtsyChaim name afterall - good thinking, gals!

http://jtatmusic.etsy.com RibbonCraft Boutique said...

ah - much better - changed my vote! :) keep us posted, and thanks! -J.

designbylizzie said...

I love this good mazel to us all...I think the networking factor is fab...I would love to help do anything for the team..I am proud to be a member''Love Lizze


designzbylizzie.etsy.com

xoxotova said...

ohh how fun! glad I decided to stop in on etsy tonight! Boker tov everyone!
xoxotova
tanya!

Precious Memories. Always Remember. said...

I like the name EtsyChaim! Pleased to be part of the team! :) xoxox

Robin Lynne said...

I voted for EtsyChaim too. ( I actually had to google the words Etz Chaim since I'm only 33.3% Jewish...) and I totally dig that the most. Yay!

Octavine Illustration said...

i think all the names are great. i just love the fact that this is happening. thanks so much jill hannah for putting this all together.

ClayBeadsAndMore said...

Hi Jill,
Thanks so much for taking the time and making the effort to do this. I think that it is a brilliant idea.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone better.
Penny

JillHannah said...

Does anybody have anything they want to do to the statement of purpose thing? It needs tweaking! Please tweak! We shouldn't be going with all of my ideas just because I said them first and out loud! Many of my ideas suck! Apparently EtsyChai and EtsyChaim are both grammatically incorrect in Hebrew, so more name suggestions would be good, too! Oy!

JillHannah said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://etsychai.blogspot.com/
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nechama said...

I'm so excited about this! It's great to see everyone on here. I also vote for "EtsyChaim", both for the play on words and so that people won't confuse us with the tea:).

tamdoll said...

Can I be part of this?
http://tamdoll.etsy.com

Sandralw said...

I'm brand new to Etsy and just found you all. I primarily am a knit designer and am right now working on a full line of Judaica theme items. My first one is now up and there are more to come. I also design jewelry and am having an interesting time learning the ins and outs of Etsy. I'd like to join this group. You all seem like you have loads of fun! How do I join in?