The top story in this week's boot camp concerns the new Circles and Activity Feed on Etsy. Sorry, but this reminds me too much of Facebook. It just gives too much information and what I'm interested in gets lost. I'm sharing Circles with others, but don't use the Activity Feed often. If I didn't have my blog, I might feel differently. And I use the Craftomania toolbar to see who's visiting and hearting my shop and items. It's a great tool, and I highly recommend it! IMHO, the best use for the Activity Feed is for checking your treasury locations and seeing new items from your favorite shops!
Other items on the boot camp checklist:
Set up a home location on your shop page. Done that!
Shipping deadlines... not too worried about that! Got my supplies and the post office is nearby.
Danielle has suggested some reading from the Etsy Success Reading List.
I've already read Don't Let You Biz Fall Apart During the Holidays which basically says to relax and don't feel guilty. Good advice, hard to follow.
There's two other articles that look interesting:
How to Identify Your Ideal Customer
Holiday Marketing, a Few Favorite Things