Friday, July 11, 2014
Thoughts on Blogging, Poor Fits, and a New Start
Blogging keeps me going on projects that I sometimes would abandon, because I know that there are people out there curious to see how it turns out, and that makes me curious and excited to see a project to the end. Even if they get put on hold until I can stand looking at them (I'm looking at you, pants).
I've been doing a lot of thinking about this, trying to work out what it is that keeps me from opening up this New Post window and excitedly sharing all of these projects, and I think I've worked out why.
But I'm no longer that Grad Student, focussed entirely on sewing or thesising. As I've moved on to a job I love, a new home, and a great relationship, I find that this blog just doesn't...fit anymore.
While I still sew, I also knit and crochet, I'm starting to embroider and garden, I love canning, I have plans to refinish furniture, and we're starting to do renovations on the house. These are all creative things I'd love to share on my blog, but Sewing on Pins doesn't feel like the right place for all that.
I know, I know, it's my blog and I can post what I want to (*sings* POST WHAT I WANT TO, POST WHAT I WANT TO! Haha sorry, couldn't help myself), but I can't help but feel off about it. This is blatently a Sewing Blog, and I can't help but feel guilty when I post on other topics.
I know this is the right decision, because as soon as I made it, I suddenly had a flood of post ideas and the excitement to post that I've been missing the last couple years. Funny how a new start can bring inspiration all on it's own.
Oh, and I hope you've enjoyed pictures of my canoe garden! It's one of those projects I've been wanting to share, and I think it'll be one of the first posts at my new blog home! WOOO LOOK AT ME I'M GARDENING!!