Three Thoughts on a Saturday (actually four)
First of all,
People are so nice. I was thinking this after publishing my first quilt pattern this last week, and how many folks said such kind encouraging things. I am constantly humbled by the goodness and generosity of others. I want to be half so good! And also remember to compliment others on their lovely work, because I'm always blown away by the amazing quilts I see, but how often do I take the extra minute to mention them?
Which in a roundabout way brought me to my second thought,
Putting my work out there to sell is a very. terrifying. thing. A free tutorial? Not a big deal, if someone complains, well, it was free, what can they say! This though, puts a whole new level of responsibility on a person. Really it's not so different than selling a quilt, I guess. It's just that I've been doing that for quite a few years and I've never had a bad experience.
and then my third thought, which was more directly related to my second thought...
I totally should not put this on my blog, because... well, just because I shouldn't.
and then I decided once again that I must go back to my original reason for blogging when it was just so much fun! I must pretend that my only reader is my mom. Meanwhile, I am so happy for you, any of you reading. I just must not think of each one of you, and what you might personally think about my lack of grammer, or my run on sentences or need for validation:) I will not worry about one single should for blogging.
lastly I realize that really there was a fourth thought closely connected to the third thought
which is my musing that something similar is the reason for the death of blogging. because when you've blogged for a few years you naturally amass a fair few readers. While this can be so exciting, you might find yourself at a place of pressure, where blogging becomes work, it becomes political. It's no longer a journal/friendly conversation, but almost a bit too much like work!
Anyways, I've declared a war with myself and am taking back my blog! I will envision all my readers merging into only one reader. A kindly lady who loves quilts and could talk about them for hours. One who sits at my table and happily peruses my latest quilt finish. (Funny, this lady does look kinda like my mom)
Curious if anyone can relate to this mumbo jumbo?
Also, I seem to have used a few italics in this post. Makes me think of Emily of New Moon. I think it was her who used too many italics in her writing! (one of my favorite book series of all time)