Showing posts with label bloggers. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I DO have a blog, but have been remiss in actually blogging-MY CHALLENGE TO YOU

(Sigh) I received an email today from Vik. It was the sweetest scolding I ever received. "Where ARE you?" was basically what it said. She also went on to tell me she was sure I was still creating and unfortunately, that part was wrong. As my last post mentioned, I really lost my "ummph", but with winter around the corner, I wanna get it back and add more to my repertoire. Andy wrote two days ago, basically saying "Hey, where are you?" too, no scolding :P. I do still get comments on older postings with pattern and emails regarding patterns, which is great, but I have been seriously remiss with my blog here.

I really do have plans, some projects set together to start, it's just getting started. I really do have another IDP pattern for Knit Picks, it's just getting it started.

I blame no one but myself, but I do blame an entity for lack of blogging by many, myself including. Damn Facebook. Too much time spent on things that are nice, fun to catch up, but really, everyday and all the time? I am not on all the time, but when I sign in, there are pages to go back through and with changes FB makes on what seems like the weekly basis, it's frustrating.

My Google Reader has over 500 unread posts, not unusual lately and I skim through, but never comment. Vik brought me back to earth here.

Remember when we started? Mimi, Wendy, Cordi, Andrea, Sara, BRON (who posted daily come hell or high water),Naomi, Beth, The Shrone (lack of linkage due to laziness of those who haven't blogged lately and I don't feel like looking to link up or you changed your blog name again and my Reader us bursting, but you know who you are), we all met through that tiny forum that grew into some sort of business entity and lost its appeal?, (I'm being polite here with the aforementioned forum, we all know what happened, but no need to rehash it all). We saw each other through relationships, marriages, illnesses, children and children growing up, deaths of loved ones, moves across country, divorces, we called each other on the phone, talked for hours about whatever...then came Facebook. We tried with small forums, but then Ravelry came along and I subscribe to a few forums, use it for looking up patterns as well as to answer questions, but still, it doesn't have the warm cozies. I have about a gazillion "friends" there, many who friend you cause they like a pattern, but you are clueless to who they are and how they even found you, so doesn't count. Not all stopped blogging, Amy didn't, but but not as often. Vera blogs, but then posts it on FB, so I comment there.

I guess what I am saying is I wish we could go back and get back to the blogging, get back to how we started, old and new bloggers I've met. I have to take the first step and read through Reader and COMMENT on the blogs, make the effort. I actually do have a project in mind (Nordic Hooded Scarf), and have a swap project to make. I also should finish up those socks I started almost two years ago, but can't find the pattern. I WILL start dyeing fiber and fulling, I WILL start dyeing yarn again and I will make soap and shea again, and will start those rug hooking/punch projects I have planned-I will. I will also write up that Knit Picks IDP project that has been in my brain for over a year. I will, I will, I will. Life is a little busy now, but once winter sets in, look out.

Now, I ask of you who are my original blog buds, as well as new readers-BLOG, COMMENT; I'll take the first step, follow me, this is my challenge to you.

ETA: Anyone I missed, I apologize, but you must not have blogged in a long ass time or I might have remembered to list you (said with love)

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