Hello Friends. I think a lot while I am sewing. One of the things I think about is my blog. Should I take a picture of this? Would this make a good blog post? How long has it been since I blogged? I need to blog this, but I need more pictures.
These are my thoughts on blogging. The first is that a blog, to me, needs pictures. That's why I look at blogs. A story is best told with illustrations, when it is a story of a sewing or quilting. Let's be honest, it's why you read blogs too. We all want to see the projects, the fabrics, the crafting spaces. Many times when I don't blog a project it's because I haven't taken the time to photograph it yet. I always think I will get to it, but I sometimes don't.
Sometimes I just feel lazy. I don't want to sit at the computer and type. I don't think my story is particularly interesting. Or I don't think anyone will care but me, so I don't blog it. That sort of defeats the purpose of blogging to keep track of my makes.
I must admit, that at least once a year I sit down and look through old blog posts and I am amazed at all the things I have made, some of which I have forgotten until I see the photos. I love that part. The "Oh my, I forgot about that!" part.
Now, I don't really worry about who reads my blog so much any longer. I get an average of 20 reader visits per post. Sometimes a little more, sometimes less. it's funny, because Bloglovin' tell me I have over 200 subscribers, so does that mean my readers have given up on blogs?
I still plan to keep blogging, as much or as little as I feel like. I know I will still have followers who drop by, and most don't comment, although if I'm honest, I don't comment as much as I used to. One thing I used to do was to reply to all the comments, which came into my email. I have been thinking about that and I realize that visitors to the blog cannot see whether I have replied, unless I do on the blog itself. So going forward, I plan to do that, instead of the individual reply as I was doing. It's easier for one thing. And others can follow the conversation. Just my thoughts.