At the Crossroads of Blogging

It finally happened: my blog has sustained over 10,000 hits. I have waited for this day and pondered; should I stop at 10,000? Should I change anything? Should I start thinking of blogging any differently?

I began Project Remnant Redo to chronicle my progress doing sewing projects with remnants, and also to indulge my little hobby of writing without trying too hard to solicit an audience. Am I happy with the results? If everyone kept a journal and recorded their thoughts and mundane events in their lives, then this is my two cents. Along with my local Book Club this past year, I read A Midwife’s Tale, the Life of Martha Ballard, a woman who lived in Maine in the late 1700’s. From sketchy notes recorded by Ballard in a journal, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich revealed a richly colored picture of life in early North America. I doubt that our era will have any lack of mementos for future generations to discover, but we don’t know what our future holds. Even now, the gap between have and have not is growing. A modern blog post features a little chunk of narrative; we are becoming more accustomed to tweets than novels. Our smart phones are ever in our hands; our virtual friends always available at our ring tones and our quest for answers right at the tip of our google-searching fingers.

The fabric stash beckons

The yarn stash calls out

I think I could get a lot more done in the way of projects if I cut back on blogging and other internet-searching pursuits. And, in the absence of keyboard-crunching, I could cut back on the tendency for graspiness (a word I made up because I wasn’t sure how to spell aparigraha :).) I’m always looking for new and different, more and better–sometimes it’s best to stop and slide back to less and inferior! It’s all good. I am that.

Thank you to The Sweaty Knitter for nominating me for The Beautiful Blogger Award. I love to read your blog.
Now I should tell you 7 things about myself, which you can probably glean from these words, and nominate 7 others, and write to them to notify them. I’ll just tell you 7 blogs that I love to read regularly, in addition to Sweaty, that should win all the beautiful awards you can think of.
1. Swell Sewing
2. Atomic Redhead
3. Pinko Knitter
4. Na Na’s Life
5. Peacefully Knitting
6. Glaser Crafts
7. Streets of Salem

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pillowsalamode
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 09:34:56

    Congratulations on your blogging successes! 🙂 And your photos depict a sewing/knitting/crafting enthusiast’s dream stash! 🙂

    Reply

  2. ethgran
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 11:10:18

    Wow, Hon! You may not know that I read all your various blogs – not just the Weds Night Knitting. You have a unique way of expressing yourself. Keep on trucking, Mama!

    Reply

  3. drikkaglaser
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 21:20:06

    Thank you for your gesture,it means a lot to me! I shall cherish it with care!Good luck on your new projects, Drikka.

    Reply

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