Hiya, I just sent the following letter to Etsy support but wld luv feedback about it from my awesome community, thank you!! (My letter refers to treasury lists. If you do not know what they are, here is a recent one I made: https://www.etsy.com/treasury/Nzc0MTcxMXwyNzI0NjgxMTY0/pixies-faeries-and-other-sprites?ref=pr_treasury ) Here is the letter to Etsy:
Thank you for all your work. Etsy is a wonderful resource and great community.
I care about this community, so i hope you will change your suggestion that sellers not include any of their own items when they make a treasury.
Many of your sellers are women. Women often need encouragement around self-promotion. Instead, your suggestion “Don’t include your own items. Spread the love!” implies that self-promotion is wrong and keeps love from spreading.
If people offer beautiful objects, they spread their love by promoting their wares.
Promoting fellow Etsy sellers should not require doing no promotion for oneself. It would be another story if one made treasuries entirely out of one’s own inventory.
I hope you change your suggestion to “Do not include more than one of your own items. Spread the love!”
Thank you again for your fabulous work. I hope this post serves you and the rest of our Etsy community, Francesca De Grandis
So, that is what I sent. What do you think? Pls post here, not on FB, so visitors see yr comments, bc your thoughts r important. Thank you!!!!!!