This morning I was busy with hand sewing I thought I'll read me some blogs while I sewed. I went to my feedly and sadly there were only a handful of new blog posts to read. Is it me or have many bloggers stopped blogging? Some do write a post now and then but there are a big number who have completely stopped for a year. As I went through my feed, I noticed those blogs which are run like businesses are most active.
In my mind, there are a few kinds of blogs:
- blogs which I nickname directory blogs ... an example would be a bag tutorials site... this kind of blog survives on advertising
- blogs which are non-monetary, no ads, no sponsored posts, no pushing of products
- blogs which are like mine, small audience , a few ads and yes, pushing of my products
- blogs which became wildly successful and have personal posts as well as sponsored posts which are cleverly written so they don't come across as selling out
- blogs which promote other blogs, products for a fee
Oh, don't get me wrong but I tend to skip the last kind of blog unless I'm looking for something specific. I admire blogs run like businesses. I wish I know how to be that good. Such blogs are popular because they meet the needs of hunger readers.
Admiring is one thing. When it comes to reading blogs, my personal preference is to follow the daily life of whoever the blogger is. What did she make? What did she cook? What are her thoughts? Does she looove the colour turquoise? What made her love the colour turquoise? Stuff like that. And these bloggers aren't celebrities. Just ordinary folks like you and me who have somehow wormed their way into my life. (like I have into yours)
Anyway, what's the point of all these rambling? Well, despite all the signs of a decline in blogging, I've decided to revive an old blog. When I began blogging in 2007, I started out with a bang with 3 blogs. I gave up on the other two because Projects By Jane took over my life. But now that I have 3 new dolls, I've decided to resurrect my dolls blog Dressed Up Dolls. In fact today I wrote one new post for it here.
Remember the Dorset feather stitchery sampler I was making? It's done!
First I want to show you the backside. Some people are really bothered by the untidy stitching on the back. But I find them quite interesting especially against the polka dot backing.
This little quilt will is for my Pullip doll. If I were to make this for sale, I would not use running stitches to hold the binding because that would not survive numerous washing. Since it's for my doll, I thought the running stitches are so cute.
Check out the back.
See how she's barely tolerating the photo session.
She's so pretty she deserves a new bed. That will be my next project!
Linking to: Sew can she, Sew Many Ways and The Inspired Wren