I read a blog post the other day that made me think of Folksy, so I thought I’d share it. My favourite author, Maggie Stiefvater (YA/children’s author) wrote about Amazon versus independent bookshops, and how indie bookshops can’t compete against the behemoth that is Amazon - but that they can offer so much more, because they’re run by actual humans: http://maggiestiefvater.com/indies-vs-amazon-maybe-its-time-for-a-new-game/
It made me think of Folksy as so many retailers can’t compete with Amazon’s grocery-shopping-gadget-shopping-literally-everything-tomorrow-shopping, not just bookshops. But Folksy, and shops on Folksy, have something that Amazon (and Etsy, arguably) doesn’t - lovely staff and crafters who really understand what their customers want.
It got me thinking about the value of platforms like Folksy, and how brilliant Folksy is to have.