Monday, May 12, 2008
First, I must say Thank You to everyone who took the time to let me know why you started to blog and how it may have evolved in its purpose over time for you.
And I was also happy to hear from lurkers and bloggers who normally don't come on out and comment Yah!!!
I figured since I asked you all that question I should answer it too! ;o) And had intended to do just that from the beginning!
I too felt lonely in my knitting world and was searching for others that shared the same enthusiasm as I did for knitting.
I lurked for a long time as well on other knit blogs that gave me inspiration to say "Hey! I want to knit like that one day"!
And at the time I was reading only a handful ;o) that has soooo changed now! Haha!
I wanted to start a blog, but was hesitant for a couple of reasons.
I had started a personal blog before (you won't be able to find it now) and couldn't keep up with it! So I was concerned about my faithfulness to this blog. As you can see that is not a problem! ;op LOL It may take a long time for me to reveal my true feelings, but you can't get me to stop talking about knitting!
Also, not having a digital camera made me hesitate in getting a blog going too.
Even though nice pictures (that you could actually decipher!) really are not required in having a blog, I knew it would definitely help since I was going to afterall blog about my knitting! Haha!
Since this was pre-Ravelry era, I originally started to blog primarily so I could keep track of my knitted projects. And that is still true today despite the wonderful Ravelry tool.
I like writing out in-depth project notes so if I ever wanted to come back to that particular project I could remember what the heck I did! ;op
Also, it is my hope to help others who may have the same questions or challenges I had with the project.
Since I like it when others provide details on their projects too, I figure I should do the same thing! Kind of like a 'pay it forward' thing ;o)
BUT I swear blogging has truly helped me in keeping my knitting mojo. I am positive I would not have cranked out as many F.O. if it wasn't for the 'accountability' factor and everyone's encouragement!!
I also was pleasantly pleased that my very own personal small 'knitter' community started forming!
Despite all the swaps (formal/informal - big/small), I love the fact that I can talk/commiserate with and bounce/share ideas with my knitting buds!
I just heart y'all!! :oD
My intent for my blog has changed some since I started and I now use it as a tiny outlet to express myself. As you all know I only share a tadbit! ;op Haha! Which in the beginning I normally would not have done that.
What I have come to realize is that I just needed another outlet that has been nothing but a positive experience and helped my creativity.
So no matter how often I do it, what I talk about, or how long my posts are I am glad that I am bloggin' for ME!
But I must say it is very nice when you come around too! ;o)
Until next blog time!