|Just a little peek at what I have been up to! Can't write a blog post without some pictures!!|
Blogging is something that really appeals to me, I love to read other peoples blogs, I love the online community that they create. But I don't feel that I really found my feet with my blog before. It never looked the way I imagined it would, and I was never able to write on it the way I thought I would. I don't feel that I was able to express my enthusiasm about what I'm doing, I felt pressured to blog and then didn't enjoy it. And that's not what blogging should be like! It's about a shared interest, a shared passion. And I certainly have a lot of interests and passions to share!
I wasn't really happy with my style. I read a lot of blogs, and I have definite favourites, and I think that it mostly driven by the writing style, not the crafty content. I'm happy to look at and read about most crafts, but it's the warm welcoming feeling that some special blogs provide that appeals to me. My lovely friend Julie is a good example. I was lucky (very lucky!) to find an amazing knitting group in my local area, and Julie was/is one of the members. So I knew her before I read her blog, button-button. It is the style of her blog that I love. She chats. I can hear her voice as I read her blog, she writes like we are having a chat in the pub, easy, comfortable, full of enthusiasm for her crafts. Yarn Harlot makes me feel this way too, and I've never met her! So this is me trying to be more relaxed, to not worry what you might think of my writing. This is me trying to find my style, me, not what I think you want me to be but what I am.
The blog is going to need an overhaul. Some maintenance. And that worries me. It took bloody ages to get it set up in a way I'm not happy with, how long will it take me to get it right? Will this be another false start? I'm hoping that my photo issue (which, let's be honest is just a laziness issue) will be solved by the addition of an iPad in my life. Camera and internet all in the same place, no more plugging the camera in and downloading photos! I've got on really well with Instagram, perfect quick sharing for lazy me!
So watch this space. I'll be back. Probably with a quilt. Or some knitting.