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Message Board > Web site Talk > Just say no to a blog? ( Moderated by Deepika)

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Date: 3/2/11 9:23 PM

I certainly enjoy sewing blogs. I really appreciate those who take the time and make the effort to have one.

I've thought about doing one myself but I decided it was too much effort. I would only be happy if I had a bunch of followers, but to do that I'd need to post interesting things at least weekly, if not more frequently. I decided I just am not up to it.

Curious if any other major sewers feel this way or if I'm an outlier.

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Date: 3/2/11 11:18 PM

I understand how you feel. But I think a lot of new bloggers want that "instant" recognition. I have a high traffic blog, but I've been blogging for almost six years -- I've earned it. What I would advise if you decide to become a blogger, is to visit other blogs and comment. When you become a regular commenter on other blogs, you become recognized and other readers will click your blog link. It is a process.

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Date: 3/2/11 11:46 PM

I don't know my way around a computer well enough to figure out how to blog. I don't read blogs much at all. I don't have an interest in creating a blog, they seem like a lot of work to maintain and to keep them interesting.

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Date: 3/3/11 0:15 AM

Have you thought about getting together with others to keep a group blog, so more than one person is contributing to it.

It's great that you recognize that you wouldn't be satisfied if there weren't key factors being met. It's not a bad thing to realize that blogging is not for you.

Social media is my day job; I can write for my job, my ASG group, my customers. But I can't keep one for myself...I just don't have the extra energy.

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Date: 3/3/11 0:25 AM

I don't understand the desire to have a following. No offense to anyone, but explain it to me. I am a social person who likes being in front of people and helping people, but I really don't get the blog thing personally. I "supposedly" have one but don't do anything except get viagra and cialis ads emailed to me everyday. I have never written anything on it yet and don't imagine myself taking the time away from my sewing to do it. I have a vibrant sewing community in my area and have lots of sewing friends. Maybe that fulfills my needs enough. Please don't think me rude. I just don't understand. I guess I just don't have that desire.

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Date: 3/3/11 0:52 AM

I started a blog yesterday to record my experiences, photos, etc. of making my daughter's wedding dress. The blog was created through my gmail account titled 'andreasweddingdress.' I haven't placed anything there yet, but I sure want to be disciplined enough to do so. I too like blogs about sewing but not too many out there.

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Date: 3/3/11 1:25 AM

Unless you use your blog as a private journal, and you don't care if anyone else reads it, it seems that having a blog would require a commitment of regular posting and clear writing, some photography skills if you want to post photos of your projects (and who would want to read a sewing blog without photos?), and whatever else goes into making a blog work. I don't have time to get done the things I need to get finished, and certainly not enough time to sew the things I want to sew. No way would I want to have one more thing to write, even if it's free form and fun and no one is looking over my shoulder with a deadline. It's hard enough just getting the sewing done, let alone posting sensible information about what I've done! Nope, no blogs in my future. Of course, I'm probably the last person in America without a facebook account and I don't want one either.

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Date: 3/3/11 7:50 AM

While I like reading blogs, I don't care to have one. For one thing, they take a lot of time to keep up, and I eventually go on to something else.

Second, they have a tendency to get hacked into, crash, etc. My "followers" are those members here on PR who have now bumped me up to two stars, and for that I'm thankful. This is where I want to be.

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Date: 3/3/11 8:56 AM

I did start one a few years ago. Several months later I had made a grand total of 1 post. I'm just not interested in it and I don't like really like computer things much anyway. It doesn't help now that just about every website I belong to encourages me to have a blog there. They will even help create it. I have 3 different hobbies and am not about to make a blog for each one. Where would I find time to actually do the hobbies?

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Date: 3/3/11 9:15 AM


No, you are not the only one without a facebook account.. or a blog .. I have neither. I don't have the time right now.. maybe in my later years.. I also like a previous poster don't have the computer skills and no time to learn those either. Like some I prefer to spend the little time I do have on my hobbies.
I keep an address book with all my friends here on PR that I have gotten to know .. and some that are needing pics of my projects etc to help them along. And if I finish something that I think they might like to see I mail them a pic or such thru private email. So maybe a blog would be nice. I confess I forget to read the blogs of friends and PR members.
However I am glad that some have these blogs.. Its easier really to go relook at their blog.. then keep every pic they send in my folders . And I suppose then its easier for them to just make a blog entry rather than send out pics or such thru pvt email.
For those keeping a blog. its nice to see updates. but I don't get bent out of shape in any way if they are not updated.. I just visit again later. but I do know of some people who do get urged to update their blogs..

I may have a blog someday.. doubt I will ever have a facebook account. Being a newbie at this internet stuff.. I still have some privacy and security concerns.

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