I’ve been meaning to compile a list of all the possible tags I might use while listing an item on Etsy. I’m constantly jotting down tag ideas on my chalkboard wall or scraps of paper, so I needed to get organized. I thought about just starting a hand written list, but figured it might get hard to edit and add to the list after a while. A spreadsheet is perfect though, and if you don’t have a program that makes them, you can download the Open Office version for free!
I grouped my words under the headings: category/type, style, look/feel, technique/material, recipient and symbols. Then I just started brainstorming and going through the tags I already put on items. As I list more items on Etsy I can add new words I come up with, color code categories, and keep everything alphabetical and neat. Plus now I won’t be sitting there desperately trying to come up with 13 ways to describe my item!