If there's one thing I've learned about myself in the 10+ years since I started my first blog (on Live Journal!) is that now I get so wrapped up in creating "quality" content that I don't create any content at all.
Looking back on my first blogs from middle school, back when Live Journal was all the rage and all the cool kids had them (and when they often could stay "anonymous" - even though everyone know who everyone was), it's comical to read what I wrote. Mundane day-to-day activities, typical teenage cries for help, general over-excitement about the silliest things - yep, that was me.
I wrote just to write, and I didn't care about whether or not it was "good" writing (and it wasn't). I obviously didn't check it for errors (seriously, I want to grab 14-year-old self by the hair and scream, "DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT A COMMA IS?!), but now that I'm older, I want to create quality, not quantity. And because of that, my blogs suffer.
Maybe it's because I get wrapped up in needing an audience. If nobody is reading my blog, what's the point?
Maybe it's because I think that nobody really cares about what I'm writing. There are a ton of knitters out there, so why are my projects special?
Maybe it's because I honestly can't think of anything to write about.
Yep, I'm pretty sure it's that last one. I've been doing so many crafts lately, but a lot of it is monotonous. I was making doll after doll, so what was new to blog about? Now I've started doing a lot more sewing and making some Disney inspired mouse ears. But each of them is so similar, so what can I possibly say about each?
I'm trying to be better. I'm trying to expand my presence in the blogosphere, but we'll see if I'm successful. In the meantime, I'll be crafting away, worrying more about posting short captions on Instagram than posting lengthy blog posts. Maybe that's just more my style!
Until we meet again, knitters!