Well there might be 1397 members, but there aren't even 200 that will comment in at least on thread during the week.... that's too bad.
Some of us were chatting the other day in a new thread wondering why we were on sooooo many teams that we never commented on! Some were on at least 14 teams, but only went to a couple on a regular basis, this team being one of those couple. So I went to check how many teams I was on.... I'm scared to tell you! Would you believe 43?!!! I'm not kidding! Many of them were BNR teams - I left most of those. Some where promo teams that I never comment on - left those too. So now I'm down to 24, 1/2 are treasury teams where I promote my team treasuries a few times a week. That got me thinking.... how do we get more members to comment on our team?
Since the name of the team is PROMOTING Creative Friends, I had been wondering how many people actually promoted the SHOPS OF THE DAY during the week. So for the last 5 weeks or so I've been keeping track. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that 97 shops promote the SOTD at least once a week, each week! Wow! That's wonderful :)) All people have to do to get on the SOTD list is to "check-in" once a week. Did notice though that at least 1/2 the team has checked in at least once to get on the list, but only 97 promote the SOTD.... hmmmmm. That got me thinking. Since so many of the shops only check-in and never post on any other threads, I've changed the way that I pick the SOTD. For the last week, I've been picking 2 new shops (or shops that check in each week) and also 2 shops that promote the SOTD at least once during the week. It's only fair that the people who actually post and promote, should get promoted. Don't you agree?
SHOP 'TILL YOU DROP EVENTThis thread was a huge success before Christmas. There were many many sales from this event, and a lot of promotion. I've noticed though that this month it has been really really slow... so I think we are going to change it up a bit.
We started a new thread: THINKING OUT LOUD, where we will brainstorm together, trying to figure out the best way to promote shops and the team. It looks like the SHOP 'TILL YOU DROP EVENT may be moved to weekends only, though I'm still working out the details in my head. There have been other great ideas too - we just need to organize. Please feel free to post ANY ideas you might have!! We all want to make this a better team :)
TREASURY CHALLENGEThis thread has been a wonderful way to promote a shop. Some weeks we get 70 treasuries, some week we only get 25... not sure why. Jennifer (thenosweatshop) and I have come up with a different way to do it. The idea has been posted on the THINKING OUT LOUD thread, on page 6. Jennifer is going to take that over starting tomorrow morning. This will be fun!! Thank you Jennifer for the idea and taking it on :)
Pinterest, Wanelo, Twitter, FB, Etsy.. Promotion Party
This wonderful thread was started by Coral (toppytoppy). We've been running it for almost 2 weeks now, anyone can sign up by picking a day they would like to host. Be sure to check for the last list on the thread, then copy/paste it and add your FB page. We have had 4 sales from this thread already!! WOOHOO!
TREASURY THREADSI've been receiving a lot of convo's lately, people are confused by the titles of some of the threads and not sure where to post their treasuries. Sometimes what makes sense to me, makes absolutely no sense to anyone else (at least that's what my husband tells me - yes, I still love him...lol). So starting in March we will change the titles of the treasury threads to:
* Team Treasuries - must have at least 1/2 of the featured shops be from the team.
** Non-Team Treasuries - self explanatory I hope :)
*** BNR/BNS Treasuries
Hopefully this is less confusing.
If you are wondering about the photo's in the post ... I think a blog post is always more interesting with photo's. I have taken this items from the team leaders shops:KatKeRosCorner
Thank you to everyone for their help with the team!!
Hope you all have an amazing weekend :)