(Getting a little personal with this one.)
That's the thought that's been running through my mind lately. It's not that I've run out of things to talk about, or I've lost interest in sewing or anything. It's just, well... I kind of feel like I've been boring people.
I love the sewing blog community. I've learned so much, and I feel like I "know" a lot of you now, through your amazing things that you create and the pieces of your lives that you let creep into your blog. I know I'll never have the popularity or the insight of blogs like Gertie's, Tasia's, Sarai's or Sunni's--obviously, since those amazing ladies are all creating sewing-based businesses. I also know that I probably won't be inspiring entire sewing movements, like Mena's Sew Weekly or Zoe's Me-Made-Months. Or, more likely than not, even the fun sew-alongs that people like Sarah and Alessa and Ali put together, or the just plain fun of people like Oona. (Maybe if I'm lucky, someday I can develop the great photo-setting skills and ability to create really fun things out of leftovers like Carolyn.) And, for the most part, that's ok.
But then there's this little nagging part of me that sees how few comments I get on posts, compared to people like them, and I wonder if that means that my blog is less interesting or, God forbid, just plain boring. I mean, when your all-time high is less than 20 comments, and that's on things like huge life-changing awesomeness, my blog just can't measure up to the cool kids', right?
I was thinking about this at work today--it was a really slow day, and I didn't have much else to do to keep my brain occupied during the mind-numbing hours of deadheading pansies. And I guess what it comes down to is the question of who, or what, I'm writing this for. Am I doing it for the comments, or am I doing this for me? And the answer was pretty easy. This might not be the most interesting or craft-world-shaping blog out there. The focus might change from time to time--I'm sure that more home dec-type stuff will be sneaking its way into here, now that I've got a place of my (and my fiance's) own to think about. (I'm not moving there until after the wedding, but we'll be doing some painting and such before that.) And I won't be cranking out new projects here for awhile, with the One Dress To Rule Them All more or less ready to go into pre-production stage. And I know things like that probably aren't that exciting for a lot of people. But it's still my own little virtual scrapbook of the things I create, and that's still exciting to me.
Lest this sound like I'm getting down on the blogging community, because I'm really not intending for it to come off that way-- I really am grateful for all of you who take the time to read this, and all of you (who aren't the anonymous spam-bots who like to plague my every post) who take the extra time to comment. I do read and enjoy every single one! And I do hope you stick around.
Ok, that's pretty much all I have to say for now. Though, guess what-- I have projects to show! Yes, that is multiple! I just need pictures first, so stay tuned...