Saturday, October 22, 2011

TIL (today I learned) that I should stop lurking and start a blog

So I read Rachel from Stitched in Color's post yesterday,and it convinced me to finally take the leap into writing my own blog. I've been lurking around the world of sewing/quilting/crafting blogs for awhile now, silently admiring the greats from afar. And I have to ask, am I the only one who thinks that starting a sewing blog is incredibly scary when there are so many completely awesome women (and men) out there already well-established? Back during the summer I toyed with the idea of starting a blog - even wrote a first post - but I was too chicken to keep it up. (Also I was in my third trimester with my second child and not feeling very adventurous.) I thought, how can I possibly add anything to this conversation? And who on earth would listen to me anyway? But Rachel made some good points about why you should blog - making friends, joining quilting bees and swaps. (And I must confess, I've been dying to get in on a swap. What kind of swap, you say? Any kind of swap!) Well, here goes nothing...


  1. Welcome, welcome, welcome! So glad this was the push you needed. And, very cute little name too.

  2. You're not the only one who admired established bloggers, but felt nervous about joining. I'm right about where you are. I haven't removed my first attempts at posting yet... but I have a draft post I'm much happier with so far that hopefully will be up sooner rather than later. Swaps are a big draw for me too, but then I wonder how I'd find the time to be a good participant...