Friday, July 18, 2008

Etsy - more than just an online store!

While Etsy is a great place to buy wonderful handmade items, for many of the sellers, it's more than that.

I have previously posted about some people on Etsy that have been helpful, sweet, or just plain fun. But last night really brough home how strong friendships can be made, even when your only contact is the internet.

There is a group of us that just chat - some promotions, but more like friends talking than anything else. It's an unofficial support group.

Last night, the husband of one of the ladies that is involved posted, to explain that his wife was called out of town for a family emergency. This told me that the wife considers us friends - she knew we would worry if we did not hear from her, and went out of her way, in the middle of an emergency situation, to have her husband let us know what was going on so we would not worry.

Well, we are worried about the situation, but not about where she is.

Friendships can be found in the most unlikely of places, and I am very thankful that I wandered into that particular thread, and got to know this group of people.


ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

How true!

Sock Monkey Jungle said...

i have met and have some wonderful friends here that i am even closer to than i am with my own family! hee hee its such an awesome community :) thankyou for posting and allowing us to read it was enjoyable and so true!

tanyBUG said...

very true! I have met some really cool people via etsy. Its not just a place to sell my stuff, its a place to meet great and inspiring people!

Andrea Q said...

I have made some great friends on Etsy, too!

HolisticallyHeather said...

thats really tender, yeah i have made some really amazing friends here! I was going into the chats and making even more friends, but mycomputer wont let me anymore (too old) hahahha

T.Allen-Mercado said...

So true, I too hope her loved on is well.

The Etsy community is a microcosm of the real world and with each open window/door there are pleasantries and well...y'know pests. Thanks for sharing. Peace.