Friday, April 06, 2007

SBQ: Compelling Blogs

How do you decide which stitching blogs are worth regular viewings? Are there certain things you look for in particular? Are there things you wish there were more of? Less of? Is your blog a good example of what you like to read? Right now, the blogs come to me. I am using the google reader. I try to visit the blogs that link to me, which I think is polite. I most enjoy reading blogs that have regular, and mostly, crafting content. I'll stop reading a blog that regularly says things that annoy me or that uses "would of" when they mean would've...okay, any blog that says "would of" is straight out because that is never a grammatically correct usage. I cringe every time I see writers spell definitely, "definately." That sort of stuff will drive me right away. I get inspired by people who are out there doing their own kind of thing, and I wish I did more of that. But I work. Oh, I know, being out of the house for ten hours a day is a really lousy excuse...

Is my blog a good example of the genre? Not lately. I feel so disconnected. I'm not stitching as much as I'd like, and crazy things keep happening, like the beer tasting dinner I went to last night, and having to go buy a new refrigerator. I do think I'm coming back around though. Today at work--shouldn't they have let us go early?--I retaliated by surfing Hancock's of Paducah and I found things I want to make. That's always a good sign.

6 comments:

Alison said...

I'm with you on the "would of". I sooo hate that!

Isabelle said...

Aren't the Amy Butler patterns fantastic!

Monsoon said...

Oh really I can't believe you still visit my blog. I am sure I have violated one of those 2 pet peeves at least once.

Michelle said...

Love the weekend bag pattern book. I'm with you, after a ten hour day, I have a hard time being motivated to craft although it is what I would most love to do.

Adrienne said...

I still covet the Amy Butler Weekender bag. It scares the heck out of me, tho, so I may never make it.

monique said...

You know which one gets me? When people write "peak" rather than "peek". I definately hate that--LOL!