Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Blogs-A good topic
You know how you start talking about one topic and soon you realize the topic has completely change as if in mid sentence? Exactly what just happened on a topic posted on the ES forum. The topic started as a question by one of the members that had just spent time looking at lovelies posted in the gallery, she noticed that a lot of the names of members who had posted the pictures do not appear to now be members, so she wondered where they went. So now, where does blogging come in? Well one member suggested maybe more of them had moved to blogging and were not spending the time on forums.
That really got the ball rolling. What members now have blogs? The pitfalls and blessings that come from haveing a blog. It really made me take a new look at blogging, I started so I could share my passion for sewing and anything beautiful.
Some blog to promote their business, some to share their passions, friendship's are formed because we have the same interest or have gone through the same ordeal. Some blogs seem to just show how to make things or do things, others seem more personal and you get to know a person you would never have met if it were not for this person sharing themselves.
Now, the reason for following or not to follow seem to be different. Leaving a comment is difficult for some as they feel there is little opportunity for interaction, other then leaving the comment to which the blogger rarely responds.
I enjoyed our conversation about blogging and being on a forum format, being able to respond to each other in 'real' time was something I also enjoyed. I hope I learned a lot, I have rethought the blogging thing and know I will never have a huge blog, I will just enjoy the people I meet through blogging. I know there are many, many blogs that share sewing but we each have a little bit different way of doing something and if I can follow someone through a process of their sewing I will learn something new.
So there are a few thoughts about blogging. I would love to hear your thoughts. Maybe, tell why you blog. What do you like about it, what do you not like.