Yesterday I was browsing through the treasuries on Etsy and was pleasantly surprised to see a little yellow star next to one of the treasury links. This meant that an item from my shop was featured in the treasury! It happened to be one of my new paisley brooches. Woohoo!!!
Fast forward to this morning. As usual, I crawled out of bed and stumbled to my computer. As the crust lifted from my eyes, I checked my views on Etsy. Sure enough, I had gotten a lot of views over the night, thanks to the treasury. The item that had been featured went from having 39 views to 53. AND, I noticed that three people had hearted me. What an awesome morning! What the heck, I thought, and I checked to see if anyone had hearted the paisley. (I know, I know, I'm totally vain...)
No hearts for the paisley, but when I reloaded my shop I noticed that the views had jumped from 53 to 109! 56 views in the space of 1 minute!! Seriously. My foggy morning brain realized that something as definitely up, so I loaded the Etsy home page. And there it was.
There, on the Etsy home page, MY PAISLEY BROOCH WAS THE FIRST ITEM PICTURED ON THE TREASURY. ON THE FLIPPIN' ETSY HOME PAGE!!!!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG. Inhale, exhale....
It took a second to sink in, then my first thought was, "OMG, send Denise a convo!!!!" I clicked the convo button, and my second (more rational) thought, was "Take a screenshot, you moron!" And it was at that exact second that I got the notification from Etsy that my paisley had been purchased! So while I was super-excited that I had sold the first of my paisleys, I also realized that this meant that the little guy was no longer on the home page.
It all happened so fast, like in the space of about 3 minutes. If I didn't have the evidence of the sale, I would think it was all in my imagination. It's like the final scene in a movie where the main character wakes up and realizes that all the surreal stuff they had experienced as all just a dream, and then.... they look over on the nighstand and see some tangible piece of evidence that it had actually all occurred.