It's overwhelming sometimes, all this technology - but I LOVE it! Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, iPads, iPods, iTunes. I do love it, but I'm at a point where I need to condense my various web-based interests :)
So, how do you do it? Do you use Google Reader to keep up with your favorite blogs? Do you blog for YOU or for a following? Do you try to keep up with it all? Do you download things or keep them on Pinterest boards? I download, since many things disappear from Pinterest once they become popular. [Which makes me wonder why they posted their post in the first place - didn't they want everyone to "want" what they published?] And then there are forums. InTatters, Ravelry - both wonderful, but more commenting and interaction that is very time-consuming.
I like to blog, but I have no reason really, other than sharing my interests with others. I don't blog for comments, but of course they are wonderful to receive. But then, I don't comment on everything I enjoy reading either - I don't always have the time to go through the filtering process to leave a short note on every post. I do, however, enjoy the connections I've made through blogging! I have nothing to sell online (though I've thought about it . . . ) so I'm questioning how I want to blog.
What brings you to my blog? Or any blog really. Is it camaraderie in crafting? Photos? Patterns? Ideas? Honestly, I look for "free" patterns, but also new ideas and new resources for patterns and supplies for tatting, sewing and other crafts that interest me. And wow - they are bountiful in blogs! I find other cultures, food, and other crafty things interesting, but I notice so many blogs are directed at just one audience. I'm all over the place! I feel guilty if I don't comment sometimes, but ? Just contemplating my purpose here :) Maybe there is no "purpose" other than connecting with others somehow.
The variety section of the local paper provided some fun for today as I'm hunkered down during a winter storm. Some cropping and collage -making gave me this chuckle:
Ha! I believe I had waaaaaay too much time on my hands today :)