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Vintage Joan
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Date: 5/22/13 3:47 PM

I have two blogs -- the one listed below (which I confess I neglect much of the time), and another one that has nothing to do with sewing. I spend a number of hours a week on that blog.

If you have a blog -- or more than one -- how much time do you spend on it each week? I'm just asking out of curiosity.

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Date: 5/22/13 3:50 PM

I have a quilting one and I post every so often I don't keep up with it, as I would rather spend time quilting then writing about quilting. I do plenty of that here lol.

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Date: 5/22/13 4:08 PM

Not enough. I have one but with running a business on my own there is only so much time. I also have an Etsy shop and a full working
e-commerce site. I wish there were 36 hours in a day

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Date: 5/22/13 7:51 PM

I find blog posting takes a bit more time than posting here, but not much. It isn't often that I take a series of photos expressly for the blog and I don't write long posts. That is, unless I have extra time, which is most often in the summer.

The very best thing about it is that it gives me a good idea of how long projects take. I can see after blogging 3 gowns that it takes me about 3 months, more or less, for each one. Nice to have that measurement so I have a good idea of when to do things like order crystals or crinoline and be sure they will be here on time. I also get a good reminder of certain techniques or pattern layout that I have gone back to and used as reference.

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http://bgballroom.wordpress.com to follow the progress on my next ballgown.

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Date: 5/22/13 9:28 PM

Not enough time, but I can't be on the computer too long either.

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Date: 5/22/13 9:56 PM

I have several blogs, all of which are neglected. I'm a painfully slow writer. Ideally, I'd like to spend a couple of hours a day writing for the blogs, plus more on my novel.

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Date: 5/23/13 0:22 AM

You are writing a novel? How interesting! I'd love to learn more.

As to the original question: I spend a few hours each week writing for my blog. kf-biblioblog is mainly about sewing a real wardrobe useful in an active retired life. I touch on special garments I have made, describe the process of constructing them in a general way, and discuss aspects of my life which are enriching. I take and post a LOT of photos of my travels, my yard, horses, dogs etc. My blog is very representative of my life.

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Date: 5/23/13 0:50 AM

marec, your blog looks really interesting. I'll have to add it to my to-read list.

I spend very little time on my blog, which is about music. I try to post at least once a month -- depends what is going on.

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Date: 5/23/13 7:04 AM

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It isn't often that I take a series of photos expressly for the blog

Adding photos is definitely time-consuming. When I first started my other (main) blog, I was trying to add a photo from Flickr Creative Commons about every third or fourth post. Finding the photo and writing up the credit for it on my credits page took probably as long as writing a post.

On the blog I have listed below, it doesn't take me long to write posts. (The reason I don't write on there much is that it's mostly about projects, and I'm a tortoise. ) On my main blog, some posts are quick, but mostly what I'm writing about is involved enough that it takes quite a while. Some posts I do over a few days.

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Date: 5/23/13 9:47 AM

I started a blog with the intention of posting once a week with sewing and other project progress. That lasted a few weeks, then went to every couple of weeks....then every couple of months.....it's been about 1 1/2 years since I posted. My posting roadblocks are -
1. lack of progress on projects. I mean how many times do I want to write about "woohoo, another repair job on jeans done! again."
2. what little I do get done, I forget to take photos, let alone put a copyright watermark on them. I have been plodding along on a quilt - did I get any in-progress photos? NO.
3. I'm a painfully slow writer. I write something, read it, it doesn't sound right, think of a better way to word it, change it, doesn't make any sense now because it doesn't go with the rest of the writing (mixed past/present/future words using a word too often, etc.). Maybe I overthink it?
4. I really like some blogs that write about sewing related subjects but not acutally sewing, but can I think of those topics on my own? No. And I don't want to copy what others have written about.

On the other hand, having an inactive blog means I probably won't have its content stolen and put on a nasty site. I hope.

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