Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Is it Just Me?

I've been thinking about my blog lately and how little I post anymore. Tom even commented "You used to blog all the time, now hardly ever". He's right. I reviewed my stats and there was a time I posted 3 or 4 times a week. I have noticed a trend in many of my blogging friends too that they seem to post less as well. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) Are we busier than we used to be? Is there less to blog about? Or is the bloom off the rose?

I don't know if I am particularly busier. I've always got something going on. I work full time; I have many hobbies that I pursue (and would like to pursue if I had more free time) I have a small sewing & embroidery business I do on the side. All of that was true when I blogged like a mad fool.

Less to blog about? Don't think that is true either. There are tons of interesting things going on in my life...family, fur babies, retirement planning, the garden, a little sewing...that theory doesn't hold water.

The thrill is gone? Maybe...I used to compose blog posts in real time when things were happening. People would ask...is that going to make it on the blog? My blog is written solely for me to document my life, and if other folks care to peak in, that's fine, however the intention was never meant to be more than a slice of my life. Give up on blogging? No way! I imagine like other things, blogging will return in it's time. For now, it is what it is.

I continue to follow my favorite peeps when I have the time. It is much easier now that I've arrived in the 21st century and have a smart phone and an iPad. Who'd a thunk it??? There's a post right there on all the cool inventions I've witnessed over my lifetime so far! Mmmm, feel the blogging wheels start turning...
I get inspired (or depressed) over how prolific some folks are. They churn out beautiful garments and I look at my sad little closet and think "I need to whip up something new". Then somebody brings me a stack of shorts to alter, or a dog crate to fix or some other project and it sucks my sewing time. By the time I'm finished with that, it's time to move on to other tasks that need attention. And what does good work get you? More work!!! I need to learn how to say "No" more to other people and "Yes" more to me. There's another post! 

Wow, I guess the key to blogging is just start writing and the ideas will come. Think I'll go apply that theory to sewing. And just because pictures bring more life into my diary...here's one of my favorite peeps!


Amy said...

I go in waves. Some days I'll do three posts in a week, other times it'll be a month between updates. My big problem is remembering to take a picture when I wear something new I made! I sew a ton of things that never make the blog because I'm too busy to stop and pose.

gMarie said...

I think it's a very interesting topic. There was one year when I blogged daily. Now I can hardly blog weekly. I'm still sewing - a bit, and knitting - alot. I think the it's boring. I'm a bit tired with my lot right now - but this too shall pass and blogging will pick up. g

The Slapdash Sewist said...

"I need to learn how to say "No" more to other people and "Yes" more to me. There's another post!"

How true that is! You have to be serious about your boundaries because nobody else is.

I am blogging a little less because I have less time right now, but I never did more than twice a week. When it starts feeling like a chore, it's time to pull back.