Cool Etsy Trick
Posted by popwheel on June 6, 2007
I discovered a little trick the other day. Perhaps this bit of info is already common knowledge (It wouldn’t be the first time that I’ve been acused of being a bit “slow on the uptake”) but I’ll tell you anyway 🙂
This is for people who like to check out their own or others’ Etsy “hearts” but don’t like how infuriatingly slow the little Flash animation can be. The flash animation is generated from data retrieved from an RSS feed (an XML page). Which means that you can use any old RSS feed reader to look at this information as well. The benefit is speed and making information more accessible to you.
There’s actually a series of RSS feed pages I found that you might be interested in:
“See who hearts this shop”
“See who hearts this item”
I marked in blue the numbers which you will need to change. Copy and paste the URLs into your RSS Feed reader and then change the numbers in blue to either your own user id or a listing id of your choosing.
Here’s one of my latest paintings in my shop: