Exactly one year ago I pushed the publish button of this blog for the first time and herewith I entered the blogosphere. Not that there weren’t enough sewing blogs already but I wanted to share my personal sewing stories. Although I was pretty nervous—would someone out there ever read it?—I also felt very excited. Especially when I received positive and supporting comments. So today I am celebrating 1 year of blogging and…
1 year of blogging = 55 posts
I published 55 posts! That’s more than once a week. While they are all sewing related, I don’t have a fixed format. Most of the time I write about the garments I sewed. Three of them: The Daphne Day Dress, The Chari Dress, and The Laneway Dress were pattern reviews and I loved the combination of sewing and reviewing.
In February I started the Eye-catchers series and this series worked really well. I got a lot of positive comments on it and it gave me heaps of sewing inspiration. I absolutely am going to write more Eye-catchers.
Writing a guest post for the Sewcialists blog was also a fun experience. After two years of inactivity Gillian from ‘Crafting a Rainbow‘ reanimated this blog. I am glad that I could contribute with a piece about sewing bloggers who inspired me.
4 most read posts
I love some statistics so I consulted Google-analytics and found my most-read posts. The result doesn’t surprise me. In fact, they cover my different types of blog posts.
What is not so good about having a sewing blog?
Creating content, making and editing photos, this all takes a lot of time for me. Also because I am writing in English, which is my second language. Sometimes I think: “ Wouldn’t it be better to sew instead of blogging!”
When I haven’t posted for more than a week I start to feel guilty. I tell myself that this feeling is unnecessary because blogging is a fun hobby and it should stay fun, not an obligation. Alex, from Sewrendipity, wrote about this guilt feeling too.
Still, I think the good vibes that blogging brings are stronger than the negative ones, so I am going to continue for at least another year!
A huge thank you to my daughter for editing all of my posts, and to my hubby for taking almost all of the blog photos.
And of course enormous thanks to you readers all over the world. Because without your support this blog would have no sense at all.