Sunday, February 10, 2013


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 :)


  1. I blog for myself, but I enjoy reading comments from others. I guess I really started as a way of keeping myself motivated to try new things. I use Google Reader... so much faster than visiting every blog I'm interested in to see if there's a new post.

    I visit InTatters every day, but I seldom remember to visit Ravelry. I'm not real active with Google+. I have a Pinterest account as well as a Facebook account, but I don't spend very much time either place.

    I guess I prefer reading blogs to participating in forums. They seem more personal, and I get to see more pictures. Sometimes posts from bloggers send me in a new direction, and other times I just enjoy looking without having a desire to try.

    Blogging has opened up many friendships for me, and I can see me continuing for a long time!

  2. I love Cindy too!

    I read blogs to see what others are doing. I find them inspiring (often) and want to try new things. I love the "other" things people let us see too. The bits of their lives and loves are wonderful. I love that people get frustrated with the same things I do and love some of the same things I do. And I love learning new things so all in all, I love what people write/post/show pictures of. Except complaining, that's tough- but never found on this blog!!

    Google Reader makes my life easier.

    I think there will never be too many Cindys.

  3. I don't comment nearly as often as I should . . . but I read pretty much every new post on the few blogs that I really enjoy. And I continue my blog as a way to stay connected with my elderly mother across the country . . . if others enjoy it, that's great, but not why I do it. And I do like and value the friendships I have made through the tatting blog community.

  4. I blog because I need the connection with other tatters. I have not found anyone near that I can get together with, so I blog to show what I am doing, as a record of what I have done, because if I didn't take a picture or a scan to post, I might not and things would be given away with no record on my part. I also enjoy other's blogs because I get to see what they are doing and to receive inspiration for my own work.
    I also don't leave comments of all the blog posts that I read, but on occasion do leave a comment.
    Thanks for all the sharing of tatting and your other crafts that you do Cindy, your blog is one that I read whenever you post.
    I have all the blogs that I read listed in a blog roll on the side of my blog. I can see who publishes a new post and pop over to read it.

  5. Wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blog a great deal when you post. It is fun to see everyone's work and a wonderful way to find new patterns, books, ideas, etc. I value everyone's posts. I wish I could find the time to post more myself, but it just escapes the end of the day, I am too tired to stay up any longer and the pictures haven't been taken in reasonable light and I simply can't manage it. I certainly can't recommend to another how to manage one's online interests, if I didn't read everyone's blogs I would likely have time to post...but it's an escape :-) and I love following everyone's tatting adventures. I do use google reader, it saves some time for sure.


Thanks for your thoughts - I read and appreciate every one!