Monday, January 30, 2012

Thoughts on Blogging

It's been a notably long time since I properly posted, and as I think long and hard about the act of blogging I wonder if my expectations for this are different from the truth.

I love writing, but when it comes to writing a blog, I struggle.  I love crafting, but when I get caught up in the social media of it all, I find myself stressed and seeing it as a job.  Makn't e no mistake -- I genuinely want to share my work and view the work of others, but I wish I didn't have to sit behind a computer to do it.

Since crafting a blog and twitter for Lenore Lenore, I've been avoiding work.  It's been a flurry of "what will my readers want" and "what will make this brand popular".  All in all, I think I've lost myself in this trek to get a store online.

I don't want to give up blogging, tweeting, sewing, or knitting.  But I think I need a new approach -- making the things I love first, and figuring out how to present them second.  I don't want to look at a sewing project and think "what pictures of a process can I take to blog about this later".  I just want to do it, and if I take photos, awesome.  If not, there's always the finished result.

I haven't had this blog long, but already it's a learning experience.  I need to be me, not someone else.  And in order to do that, I need to find my own methods, instead of trying to copy someone else's and hope I learn to love it.  So often I see people complain about how they need to "update their blog", but the best blogs are by those people who really seem to enjoy it.  I want to find that bliss with this blog.

Interestingly, of all the posts I've made on this blog, this was the one that came easiest.  I have no one to impress with this, I'm just trying to understand.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What's going on here?

So, I've been absent for about a month.  Working on getting Lenore Lenore up and working has been trying, to say the least.  But with the holidays done, and my holiday depression defeated, I'm hoping to get back on track.

Expect more frequent updates in the coming weeks, as I redo my workroom, and start sewing dresses and other pretties!

Also:  I updated the blog layout.  I think it looks better!