KreatedbyKarina from KreatedbyKarina says
drumchick99 from DrumChickDesigns says
Exactly escapepod. Seems like some people think that people blacking out their shop are protesting piracy, but they are really protesting a bill that is made to stop it, but will also shut down many websites that we use, including etsy. So do you want to close for a day and help other understand the impact, and lose a few sales, or do you want to do nothing and HOPE that it doesn't pass, but if it does, lose your etsy shop and make no more sales forever?
I get what you're saying...just wanted to say that even if I did lose my Etsy shop, it wouldn't stop me from making no more sales forever---I think a lot of people don't use online as their sole means of crafting income.
Closing my shop for one day isn't just about missing out on potential sales for me...I don't want to lose communication with my customers who think they can't still convo me, I don't want people who have open custom orders with me thinking "uh...she just closed her business!!!" not knowing or caring anything about SOPA or any sort of internet movement, and I don't want my regular buyers to be inconvenienced by my shop being "dead" for the day.
This is exactly why I am not closing. I have open orders too and Ive been selling a LOT of Valentines Day stuff this week, so I am not losing money!