I am so in love with the Etsy community.
Moreover, I’m in love with the people that are a part of it. The sellers (+ buyers!) who join Etsy are generous, thoughtful, and creative people who take pleasure in helping others succeed. I’ve never sensed a competition among sellers. In fact, there’s a common bond that seems to unite us all even if we are sharing a target audience. Everyone on Etsy knows that with the help of others, and if they help others, we will all have a chance for success.
Many of my friends and acquaintances have helped me during my recent shop opening. Dory, Ben, Laura, and plenty of other people responded kindly when I asked for advice and input on my brand and products. I’m so thankful to know them all.
Laura, for example, went out of her way to make a personalized banner for my shop, but didn’t stop there. We checked the mail yesterday and she had sent me the original hand painted couple that mascots my page, tucked inside one of her beautiful handmade cards, and along side a vintage sewing book that she had originally purchased for herself, but thought I might like – just outstanding.
I’m so happy to be a part of this community and I’m finding that I’m finally excited to wake up every day and go to work.