so i was making out some bills earlier, balancing my checkbook, and a few other financial must-dos that i absolutely hate with a passion...and, like many of us these days, i am making a concerted effort to cut down on spending wherever possible... cut down on the cable bill by deep-sixing some channels i never watched, backed down to a cell plan with fewer minutes, buying more generic, etc... but i realized that i am still buying about the same amount on Etsy (and from indie sellers on Ebay, which was never much to begin with). my commitment to buy from indie sellers actually seems even stronger now, maybe because those big conglomerations are getting such a bad rep? i'm even looking on Etsy even MORE for things i would have previously purchased in commercial stores (cards/invitations, craft supplies, etc.), even if it costs me a little more! anyone else have thoughts on this...and/or thoughts on how to boost up Etsy during these tough economic times? . . . . . support Etsy! . . . . . another conversation about this topic going on here.