Have you done it? Have you heard of it? The Etsy taste test- a site built for you to shop Etsy. Or rather, for Etsy to shop for you. If you haven't done it yet, I'll give you a rundown. You start with two rows of three items on your screen and you need to pick which row you like best. From there you get a bunch of screens, each with six items where you have to pick your favorite item. Once you are through it, you get a massive treasury, basically, of either items you picked or items related to it for you to browse. Fun, right?
Well, kind of. I admit, I took it a few times. I liked to see what it came up with for me. The first time through, I just went through what they gave me and made my picks. I didn't realize that at the top was a link that said, "Nothing You Like? Refresh All Items." Uh, oh. This gave me license to refresh, and refresh, and refresh until I was totally happy. It probably took me at least 10 minutes to get through it one time (it can take you like 30 seconds to get through it if you don't refresh).
Results? I found some really neat items, but it took awhile for the taste test to produce a list that was really me. Here's what I learned about me: I'm really, really picky, but I already knew that. I like scarves. I like knitted things. I like paper goods. I like neutrals and pretty shades of blue, teal, and aqua. I like bread. I like bags. However, I would know that about myself just from looking at my own favorites list that I am very slowly curating. Today's daily treasury shows the results of my "best" taste test results.
What I want to know is, who gets to be featured in the taste test? There are so many sellers and items- does everyone get a fair shake at being featured? Could one of my items become a taste test participant? Now that would be fun.