Sunday, November 26, 2006

blogger angst

felted bag series
Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..

I've read countless other blog entries like the one I'm about to write. From bloggers who are tired of blogging, struggling with blogging. I mean, honestly, isn't this something I chose to do because it was fun? Do I now feel obligated? Not really obligated, but a little tired.

Oh, I've been busy, that's for sure. Look at the bags I've knit - all waiting to be felted. And I've been doing a lot of pattern-writing and picture-taking for the store, but I don't really want to share those pictures here at Needleworks, Inc. (You can go see them at the store if you like, in the form of many house patterns.) So it's not as though I've become less productive, just less enthusiatic about sharing every last detail of what I do.

I mean, really. Who cares what I thought about the new James Bod film? (It was awesome.) Or what I ate for breakfast? (Left over cranberry apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. Yes, ice cream for breakfast.) Am I breaking any amazing crafting ground by sharing that with you? How much does my opinion really matter?

Not to get all Angry Blogger on you - I'm not. I'm just saying, I can't share just for sharing's sake. I wish I could share with you something that I'm really excited about (a new knitting venture), but it's kind of top secret. Now that's no fun, is it?

Then there's all the gift knitting I'm doing - I can't share that. Not that my 19 year old brother reads my blog, but I'm a big believer in the idea that presents should be surprises. Ok?

So I miss being out there in the blogisphere. Maybe I should find other things to share. I'll figure it out eventually, I'm sure. See you soon.


Anonymous said...

have been having the identical feelings m'self.

why does the entire cyberworld need to know what's going on inside my brain? I almost feel compelled to (a) take pix of my knitting, (b) write about it and display the pix in an artful way, and (c)publish for people to either see or not see, gush or not gush, and of course , there are the prerequisite cute animal pix...
I now say: GIMME A BREAK!

on your side,

Jessica said...

Well, I for one was delighted by the news of your breakfast (yum!) and feel you on the gift-knitting/blogging dilemma. Again, not that my brother keeps up with the blog, but you never know. Soon it will all be over though, and we'll have another year before we do this to ourselves all over again! :)

lisa said...

I feel the same way a lot of times... I don't post for the sake of posting. I like to post when I have something worth sharing. Your blog is your own to do what you will with, and however often you wish to do it! No matter what, we all enjoy reading!

gleek said...

i agree with lisa.. there was a stretch of time when i felt the same way and barely posted at all. then BOOM i got a sudden burst of energy and knit and blogged to my heart's content. you should feel free to post as often as you want or not!

and personally, hearing that you had ice cream for breakfast made me smile. i wanted the same thing on saturday and stopped myself. now i wonder why i did that!

Anonymous said...

The Urban Naturalist wonders why you don't try blogging about drinking. I would suggest starting with Southern Comfort and then moving on to Old Crow. We find that it not only gets the gears moving in the morning but also effectively gets you drunk. Enjoy!

bumpstar said...

Ok, sew, I blog to you. Do you perchance know of

I thought you should.

Best and all.....