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so i see some people who have etsy in my area would it be weird to convo them to talk about there craft and maybe try to make a friend? i haVE NO FRIENDS IN MY AREA AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME SO I'M NOT SO LONELY ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE arg sorry i hit cap lock and am to lazy to re-type it all

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12 replies since 24th June 2009 • Last reply 2nd November 2018

that's really hard to say. I used to be of the opinion that everyone's basically the same (and that's true, from a purely scientific point of view) and thus I could say whatever I really was thinking and skip over stupid polite conventions. And I still kind of... do. But I've stopped thinking all people are cool with that. A lot of people suck, but some people are terrific. Or everyone is terrific. Or all people suck. lol. Really, who knows? Give it a shot and see what happens. What have you got to lose? If they don't want to be friends, they'll just make some lame excuse about how busy their lives are, no loss on your part. I know if you convo'd me I'd say sure! Come fer coffee and we'll make somefin! try it!

I haven't met anyone on etsy who lives near me, other than my friends who I already know. I've met some reeeeally cool gals though, who I've convo'd back and forth with for quite some time, and I wish I lived near them so we could hang out. Etsy has got some great people. Happy

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I say go for it! That is a sure way to make new friends and be able to hang with ppl that have the same interests as they do!

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I havn't met anyone here who loves crafting like I do

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or if you do meet someone who loves crafting like you do, they live on the other side of the country/world. Finding someone who meets friend criteria is hard hard hard. it's like trying to find a cool couple to get together with for drinks now and then. Sure, the guys get along great and pass the time talking about truck engines and ipods, but the other gal is like "so, um, I found this great new recipe for stuffed chicken in martha stewart..." {you pretend to look interested and stifle a yawn}

or you get along with her, but her husband has the intellect of a slug and the sense of humor of a buffoon and your husband keeps cracking jokes which the other guy blinks at.

that's what finding a local friend who also enjoys crafting is like.

but if you keep trying, and keep meeting new people, odds are eventually you'll find one or two you get along with. I keep thinking about maybe doing a class orrrr something to meet cool crafty people in my area, but to tell you the truth I'm so frightened by the snooty whitebread types I meet just taking my kids to the playground that something in me immediately vetoes that idea.

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If you want to join in with the friendship book swap you would be extremely welcome. I'm not sure where everyones from but there is one other from the US. The idea was to get to know a bit more about each other and maybe get some penfriends or email pals Happy
Finding crafting friends can be tricky. I've met the couple I know through work. I work at a daycentre and we have a few art groups and a craft group so you find out who likes that kind of thing. You could see if there are any groups in your area that craft or if you have some free time see if there are any voluntary jobs helping out in an art group or craft group. It could be at a nursery, with adults with mental health problems (like I do) or learning difficulties or the elderly or something else. It can be pretty satisfying and you can get to meet like minded people who are doing the same.

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ooh yes, I do want in on that. Happy

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Patty, I think you should definitely try it out! I convo people all the time, usually complimenting their shops. I have met a couple of people who I still run into all around the web (like Lollywood). Usually if the person isn't cool, they just won't respond, but the cool ones will. Feel free to contact me anytime if you need to talk. I'm usually on the web daily. You can reach me here, on Etsy (kiddo47), Twitter (kiddo47), facebook, or on my blog (http://kiddomerriweather.blogspot.com). I know exactly how you feel b/c I have very few friends in my area with the same interests as me. I'm here for ya, girlie!

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Patty....what about me!? We both live in Illinois...I know I'm a whole hour or so away...but did you forget all about me!? I know I'm old.

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wait! I just checked your profile...it says you live in AR....did you move!? I thought you said you live in B/N

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yeah thats the problem like in il ihave friends form b/n all the way up to la salle but about year ago i moved to ar. and haven't made any friends i really miss illinois and i think i will take your guys advice whats the worst that could happen they dont want to be friends

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I don't have any crafty friends round here either, and it would be really nice to find some but so far I've had no luck Happy. Being 18 doesn't help either, because craft isn't exactly thought of as "cool" by the majority of people my age.
If I ever did come across someone though I'd make sure to talk to them, because nothing ventured nothing gained. I think the same way about guys I like as well, whats the point in waiting for them to ask you out because you could wait forever! Haha. If you ask them they can either say "yeah I like you too" or "sorry but I don't like you in that way", but either way you'll find out and won't spend time and energy worrying over it.

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It is good social website for sharing news and ideas about anything they want. I like also crafting. But I feel that making friend in different eras, it very good experience and also know about the different culture, tradition and ideas of others. Good time spend with that person who have same kind of that you have. I actually try to find reviews of such sites like https://www.toptenwritingservices.com because it contained a lot of good opportunity to increase our friends circle.

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