Thursday, April 19, 2012

Twitter Tree Thursday

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. No more than two items, please. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..  Retweet our hashtag during the evening hours. Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.

Please add our NEW tag to your tweets. "#RETWT" This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag. We are not using "Bluebird" any longer. Thanks!

Limit of two (2) hashtags.

Some hashtags are automatic, and so to explain...


Here's what appears when I click "tweet" on an item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black | ChristieCottage - Knitting on ArtFire... #handmade #artfire

 Here's the acceptable post for this item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black @ChristieCottage #handmade #artfire #AFPP  #RETWT

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.

Tweet the blog link hosting the Twitter Tree© each day to get more participants. If benefits all of us.

Invite your friends!

here are mine

 Set of 3 coral hand dyed buttons @crochet18purple - Craft Supplies on ArtFire...

 Set of 8 hand painted lady bug shank buttons @crochet18purple
#RETWT w/free digital


  1. Good morning


    GOD Box. Hand painted Give your worries to God. Prayer box. #Christian @ChristieCottage - #artfire #retwt #HandmadeBot

    #Vintage Amber #Glasses - Glassware - 4 glasses ONLY 25 cents! Want them gone @ChristieCottage #artfire #Retwt #AFPP


  2. Tom's

    One Fancy PIG Cutting Board by tomroche via @Etsy #retwt @piesafetommy

    SEAHORSE Cheese cutting board by tomroche via @Etsy @piesafetommy #retwt

    BBL to tweet others

  3. Good morning everyone! Starting early today and will be in and out. I'm a snowbird and we just returned to CT on Tuesday so there is lots to do (around the house and with Etsy). Wish me luck that I don't relist items still in FL!

    Vintage Jim Sudal Signed Sonoran Sun Vase by GotMilkGlassAndMore via @Etsy #home #decor #retwt

    Vintage Pastel Glass Trinket Dishes or by GotMilkGlassAndMore via @Etsy #home #decor #retwt

  4. Tweeted thru gotmilk Thank you Jacki for sending out the email :)

  5. Good morning everyone. I am off today so I would love to join in the fun. Here are my two:

    Vintage Mother of Pearl Belt Buckle by #newshop #craftsupply ButterflyInTheAttic2 via @Etsy #retwt @butterflysattic

    From my New Shop Beach washed Root Beer Agate #Gemsandminerals ButterflyInTheAttic2 via @Etsy #retwt @butterflysattic

    I am off to tweet.
    Thank you for hosting

  6. Good morning! On here early today..gonna be a great day!

    Debbie, I like your banner change!

    Here are mine:

    A great way to TRAVEL with your SHOES #retwt #handmadeC

    Do you make your MOM cry? #retwt #handmadebot

    I will be in and out as always!

  7. HiEveryone!

    Here are mine!

    Knitted Baby Pink Stripe Booties - 3 to 6months by @beausbitsandbob via @Etsy #retwt #shopetsy

    Shades of Blue Friendship Bracelet @beausbitsandbob via @Etsy #retwt #shopetsy

  8. Tweeted thru me

    Don't forget to ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!!

  9. tweeted everyone and the link. I will be back for more.

    Happy sales to everyone and have a blessed day

  10. Good morning. Will finish tweeting in a minute.

    Here are my items for today.

    Sterling Silver and Raspberry Glass Heart Earrings by @ElunaJewelry via @Etsy #retwt #shopetsy

    Mom would love these Blue Lace Agate Earrings by @ElunaJewelry via @Etsy #retwt #rtMyart

    1. I will not be online tomorrow or this weekend.

      I have a medical procedure tomorrow, and then heading out of town for a few days.

      Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  11. I got signed up for HootSuite today! I tweeted everyone above this and scheduled for later today here are mine

    Love bug Ladybug Plush Toy by ToyBoxflameOfsilver via @Etsy #retwt #shopetsy @flameofsilver

    Owl Baby Owl Toy Owl by ToyBoxflameOfsilver via @Etsy #retwt #shopetsy @flameofsilver

  12. Suzie thank you, Good luck tomorrow Eluna and safe travel

    Tweeted thru Eluna

  13. I have scheduled some tweets but twuffer keeps having issues for me so we will see

  14. Good Morning

    Here are mine for the day:

    Pink Piggie Pig Earrings Polymer Clay Handcrafted bluemorningexpressions #retwt #handmadebot

    Happy sales all
    Julie and Blu

    LadyBug Post Earrings Polymer Clay bluemorningexpressions #retwt #handmadebot

  15. Done thru Julie.

    I'll spread sales dust on you all if you send some my way. 5 days without a sale!!

    1. I need sales dust. I am up to at least 3 weeks without a sale!

  16. Good morning. Here are my two:

    Sweet necklace for #MothersDay: pink & green candy jade w/ sterling chain! @ShadowDogDesign #retwt

    Cute green aventurine & copper links #handmade earrings! Only $15.00! @ShadowDogDesign #retwt

    Hope everyone has a great Thursday! Off to tweet.

  17. Good morning tweet all so far!
    Here are my Thursday tweets:

    Hoop Earrings Lt Sapphire Swarovski Crystals by MagdaleneJewels via @Etsy#retwt#jewelry

    Hoop Earrings w Pink & Hemitite Swarovski by MagdaleneJewels via @Etsy#retwt#jewelry

  18. morning :-) tweeting thru first.

    Can I tweet things from my other shops?

  19. Tweeted thru Magdalene's

    I think I will skip on promoting on Saturday too.

    OK< on to the word verification that I hate....

  20. Tweeted thur Magdeline. Here are mine :-D Vegan paints are used in my original mini's

    Owl Original Mini ArtWhimsical Nursery Art Boy or by BendixenArt #RETWT #vegan

    Mothers Day Gift-Mixed Media Original Acrylic @truetreatsbaker via #RETWT #mothersday

  21. tweeted everyone up until here.

    Send some happy sales karma to me please....
    I need it.

    Thanks everyone

  22. Tweeting.Here are my listings:

    Tiger Eye Stud Earrings by dragonflyridge via @Etsy #sale code MUMSEY saves 20% #retwt

    Art Glass Seashell Tiger Lily Ocean Theme Necklace by dragonflyridge via @Etsy #sale MUMSEY saves 20% #retwt

    Have a great day xo

  23. Tweeted thru travels and good luck!

  24. Getting a late start today. Here are mine...

    Floral Watercolor Tile Pendant Necklace 24 inches @ArtisanDragnfly #retwt #etsymade

    Brown Topaz & Antique Bronze Sculpted Wire Dangle Earrings (Pierced Only) @ArtisanDragnfly #retwt #etsymade

    Now off to tweet for everyone else!

  25. Quick question to all...

    I'm currently on Etsy but am considering trying out ArtFire, too. What do you all think of Artfire? Pros? Cons?

  26. I came back and tweeted everyone and scheduled for later tonight. How is Artfire? I only average 2 sales a month on Etsy right now so I am worried about wasting $15 on nothing

    1. Korinne, I'm a little nervous about the $15 a month, too, considering how sales are going right now. I know these months are notorious for being crappy for sales, though, so I'm trying not to take it too personally. :)

  27. tweeted everyone will check back again later
    The ArtisanButterfly I am on both and both are so slow right now it's crazy

    I will say what I do like about ArtFire is one fee a month so fees to list and final value fees like on Etsy

  28. Korinne and Artisan I was lucky and signed up when artfire did the 5.95 a month, I don't believe I would sigh up at the 15.00 a month there has been a lot of times lately I have almost closed my Art Fire shop but I hang in there

    You could check into yardsellar too or Zibbet

  29. I am caught up to here.

    I wish everyone great sales but I am glad I am not the only one struggling. I was really starting to wonder what was wrong with my shops.

    Good luck everyone.

  30. As for Artfire. I found those that stayed ahead are listing consistently. The more you list, the more exposure.

    Also posting in the forums. More posts = more exposure.

    That said, I closed my account last year. Could not generate enough sales to justify keeping that store. I sold 10 things on Etsy for every sale I had on Artfire. :(

    1. That is exactly the kind of information I was looking for! Thank you.

      I've signed up for the 2-week free trial but I have a feeling it'll take me that long to learn it and I won't have any time left over to make any sales.

      I pay about $15 a month in Etsy fees so I was thinking it would be worth it for the extra exposure but if I can't expect to generate as many sales as Etsy then it's probably not worth it.

      Big thanks!

    2. It was just the opposite for me. I had an Etsy shop for about 4 months before opening an ArtFire shop at the $5.95 price. ArtFire took off for me where Etsy did nothing, 1 sale in 9 months on Etsy - and that was not for lack of trying ): Finally closed the Etsy shop because I was tired of paying the fees, etc. and to concentrate on ArtFire. ArtFire is quite a bit different than Etsy and makes more sense to me. Also have a Zibbet shop and a SupaDupa one (both free) but haven't done much with them Lack of time! My sales have been consistent on ArtFire with a real flurry of activity lately :) I think each person has their niche on selling venues. ArtFire is mine.

    3. Maybe I'll give ArtFire a month or two before deciding. Of course, now probably isn't the time to be testing it out (especially at $12.95 a month). I assume sales there have slowed, too. Maybe I should wait until sales pick up bit. Thanks for the help!

  31. done for the day. off to a nice dinner and some port afterwards. maybe that will bring the sales dust to us all,,,