What I've learned about blogging

 (Here's my photo of the week, in case you need something pretty to look at!)

#1.  Too much of a good thing, can actually be bad.  Yes, I do love to blog.  My little blog here has been a help to me in so many ways.  It connects me with people with my same interests.  It has helped build up my confidence in myself and what I love to do tremendously.  But, alas, there is such a thing as too much blogging.  Does anyone else out there ever feel totally saturated with the craft blog world?  I get so much inspiration from all the other craft blogs out there, but when I spend too much time looking, I get saturated.

Plus I have vowed to never let myself get carried away and throw my life out of balance for my blog.  I love it, but I still have to make time for the most important things.

#2.  There are a lot of really nice people out there.  Seriously, I have yet to come in contact with anyone who was not nice!  It has restored my faith in the good people out there.  I have heard of some kind of blog bullies going around and making mean comments on some blogs, but I have yet to have that happen to me.  Maybe my blog is too small to get the attention of those meanies- I hope it stays that way.

#3.  Blogging is a good way to connect with people if you be yourself.  I've had chances to get to know a few people and a little about them through blogging.  I've even had some chances to bear my testimony of what I know is true and what is important to me.  It feels good to be able to do that.

#4.  You can't follow everyone!  I struggle with this because I see so many great blogs out there and I want to follow them all, but that brings me back to point #1.  I could never possibly keep up with all of that.  So, as much as I don't like it, I have to pick and choose.  

So those are my thoughts about blogging for the moment.  What have you learned about blogging? 


  1. I SO agree with all of this. I go through stages where I must take breaks....not long ones, but maybe a few days or weeks. I sometimes allow myself to get so wrapped up in the blogging world. And it is NOT good for me or my family. I know exactly where you are coming from. Taking those little breaks is enough to bring back to real life and back to what I started blogging about in the first place....making memories for my family(far off family)to see.

  2. I agree with the need for balance, but that's true of everything in life. I follow as many DIY blogs as I can because I am so inspired by the wonderful things that are being created and I limit the blogs that just show pretty pictures and aren't actually creating anything themselves. That's MY way to balance.

    Thanks for the thoughtful post!

    ps Google reader makes it really really quick to skim read all the wonderful posts & then pick out the few that you really want to spend time viewing.


  3. I totally agree with you. There are so many wonderful ideas out there that it can be very overwhelming. I find myself wanting to do everything, which of course isn't possible. I also have to admit that sometimes I feel a little lacking in creativity and completed projects compared to many other bloggers. But then I shrug it off and start another sewing project! It doesn't matter how much you craft, or how often you blog. What does matter is that you do it for yourself because it makes you happy.


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