I expect that this post will ring a bell with a lot of bloggers. There is no doubt that starting a blog is fun and it is very useful to catalogue events and things made. It is especially valuable if you take photographs [that is, if, unlike me, you can take decent ones].
However, there comes a time when it is difficult to keep it in its proper place. Rather like having a bolshy teenager in the house – it can try and take over. This comes very apparent when you suddenly realise you haven’t posted in a while, purely because there is nothing of note to report, or there are works in progress that wouldn’t interest anyone but you and it worries you.
You know you’re in trouble when you find yourself looking about in the dim recesses of your mind for something to say [and no, this post isn’t it!] just to keep the blog alive. This is where you have to be absolutely honest with yourself. If you claim to be blogging purely to record events and makes, then shouldn’t that be the case? If you write just to keep the blog going, then perhaps we should be on Twitter, which is designed just for that. I don’t subscribe to either Facebook or Twitter, [purely my own choice], I am sure it is good for some, but my only ‘public’ face is here. I can’t see anyone really being interested when I go to Tesco’s, I’m not interested in this myself, so I won’t bore anyone else with it. Also I wouldn’t dream of airing my private views here. Those who know me well know what I feel passionate about, and I shouldn’t think that those who don’t would be interested.
So what am I trying to say? Some bloggers when they get to this stage close their blogs, some only to reopen them much later. I am not going to do this. I will continue to blog – when I have got something decent to show, or of interest, or of beauty – something that delights the eye [remember William Morris’ edict?]. I have got things in the pipeline, finding the time and peace to sew has been hard lately. Events have conspired with my recurring ill health to steal time away, but I am here – I am making things, hopefully I will get to show them to you if you are still interested. Thankyou if you have got to this point, thankyou for your patience – and please don’t go away! See you soon.