The epic thread on Etsy's forums, and the one area of the site members were allowed to discuss the topic of the Storque coral article by Temple St. Clair - has been closed.
Expect mutings and bootings in the days ahead, as Etsy cleanses its image for an upcoming partnership with HGTV, and other corporate interests.
Meanwhile, I have just finished writing up my experience with Etsy and sending it to EtsyBitch which has generously invited me to share my story. Stay tuned for more details.
On a personal note, I took most of yesterday off to rest and unwind from a stressful month of Etsy-related upheaval. Thanks to all for your messages of sympathy and support, I sincerely appreciate it. I didn't realize how exhausting the whole thing was until it was really over. I swear, I could sleep for a month.
I look forward to re-connecting with my Etsy friends in the weeks to come, (off-site), as well as working on getting my Artfire shop ready for the holidays. Incidentally, I just found out that sellers there have organized themselves to tweet about #artfire all day Thursday to get the term to trend worldwide! I will definitely be participating in that to some extent.