Tuesday, 25 January 2011

8 Reasons Why I Blog!

1. Mostly, I blog because I enjoy it;
2. It motivates me to craft more;
3. I enjoy the interaction with lovely readers;
4. It's nice/useful to have a record of what I've accomplished to put into perspective;
5. I like having a record of what I (my friends, family etc) have been up to;
6. I like being part of this virtual world;
7. It's nice to share something that not many of my 'real' friends 'get'.
8. I would one day like to use my blog as a one of a number of ways to direct traffic to an online shop

I post once a week because it seems about right for me.  I tried twice a week but ended up looking for subject matter rather than just sitting down and letting it flow. I'm sure I'd get resentful if I made myself post more often and would then end up drifting away from here altogether.  It might not seem very spontaneous to have a rigid once-a-week timetable but if I didn't, I believe I would have the same drifting away problem, as intervals between posts became further apart!
My OH is away skiing in France this week and I was so looking forward to spending lots of time sewing.  It hasn't quite worked out like that so far but I did get some baking done (not the choc/nut muffins above - these are from last week - but some banana bread to use up some over-ripe bananas I had kept in the freezer) and tried cooking a whole chicken in my slow cooker (which turned out well). I'll cook chicken like this again - there's very little mess and the meat falls off the bones when it's done.
On my kitchen table is a little experiment in progress of a crafty idea I've had in my head for a while.  Things have moved on a little from this and the results are almost ready to show.  It hasn't turned out quite how I pictured but I already have an idea for a modification to try next.  I may have to test the waters, so to speak, and offer one of my prototypes as a giveaway to find out what you think of them.  If I make both versions and offer a choice, it will give me an idea of what would be successful.

My photographing mojo has been a bit lacking recently.  Once, I would see something interesting or beautiful and immediately whip out my camera, but lately I've been remembering when it's too late!  I say this, in case you're wondering about the random selection I've presented today - they're all I have that you haven't seen!!  I blame Christmas!! Well,  perhaps the holidays rather than Christmas itself.  I've got out of the habit - but fear not - I will make a concerted effort to get back on form.  I enjoy showing you my pics and, let's face it, this blog would be seriously lacking without them!!

Bye for now
Teresa x


Joanne said...

Nice Post Teresa!
I blog for many of the same reasons and see everything through a different lens. I do take my camera with me on my travels and errands as there is always a photo op or so it seems.
Your creative endeavors look wonderful. I am curious to see what you will do with the cut out pieces...you are so creative!
Cheers to the blogging journey!

Highland Monkey's said...

Your reasons for blogging are similair to mine! Those cakes look yummy. Hmm... wonder what you are going to conjour up with the fabric?

John'aLee said...

Great post. I agree with your reasons. Those muffins are looking mighty good right about now!

Peach Rainbow said...

Hope you will post some of your yummy recipes one day - It's unfair for you to show only the pictures and make our mouth water without sharing them with us ;D
I too love slow cooked food, they are juicy and flavorful.
Waiting to see your mystery project and more photos of course - please 'remember' :)
Thank you!

wayside wanderer said...

Yummy muffins! I bet the banana ones were yummy too. I've taken pictures but haven't much felt like downloading them. My crock pot is one of my favorite things. I have four of them which is probably a tad excessive. :) They are all different, though.
Hope you have a wonderful week and you get some sewing done before your OH gets home. (What does OH stand for?) ~Leslie

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

mmmmmmm,yummy muffins,I love bread,cakes,muffins...
My reason is like your #3.
Good luck with your crafty project.
Best wishes

Jill said...

Hi Teresa
I have noticed that there have been alot of posts recently about why we blog - and all of us have come up with similar answers! mainly because we enjoy the interaction with like minded people! Love your post and will be back to read more.