So, for 2019 I am going to try spending less time scrolling and refreshing my Facebook feed, helping to fill Zuckerberg’s pockets by creating content for free, and more time doing the things that I enjoy: knitting and writing and reading. I hate how Facebook has taken over and I hate that I feel trapped there because that is how we stay in touch with friends now, even though it is a TERRIBLE platform for staying in touch with friends. So here I am, back on the blog! Hopefully you’ll join me here too.
So then yesterday I made a post about how I wanted to blog more and then today I went back to Facebook and Twitter and did the exact same thing!! I logged on this morning and pretty much hung out there all day. I shared links and all my random thoughts and I didn’t blog instead at all! I think what I really need to do is change my routine. Right now I get up and make coffee and then browse the social medias while I wake up in the morning. It’s kind of like the way people used to read the morning newspaper only with people I knew in high school and whatnot. And then, instead of signing off and staying away for the rest of the day, I just kind of hang out. I think tomorrow I will try reading my kindle over my morning coffee instead.
I admit that it’s been hard to stay away, especially since Friday. I have opinions, dammit! I’m just too tired to post about them there. I kind of wore myself out on Facebook, even though here, the Blog, might’ve been a better place for it. Alas. Instead, here’s a link to the Rude Pundit. He said it better than I could have anyway.
Today wasn’t totally wasted on Facebook (which, I think, means I did a better job than usual). I made marshmallows!
Aren’t they pretty and festive? Also they taste like peppermint.
I started this blog back in 2006, mostly as a means to reach out to family and friends (and maybe just a few people in the knit blogging community). It was fun, at first, it really was. And then came Facebook. And twitter. And I kind of lost my way with the blog. Facebook (and to a very lesser extent Twitter) became the repository for my link shares and random thoughts and the blog was relegated to mostly knitting content. The other thing that happened when Facebook and Twitter came along is that I started spending more and more of my time on the computer and less and less time doing other stuff, like knitting (and reading, and being outside, and having real life experiences and stuff) so I had fewer things to blog about and so the blog became boring and I became bored with the blog.
This realization makes me sad. I enjoy blogging. Or least I did enjoy it, back before I got sucked into the black hole that is social media, and I really would like to get back into it. So I am going to try something. Instead of posting my random thoughts and link shares and basically anything else to Facebook or Twitter first, I will post them here first. I’m going to start blogging again, hopefully frequently.
The end of 2011 is fast approaching, which is always cause for a bit of navel gazing around these parts. For today’s post I offer you the Top 5 most visited Knitting, Interrupted posts of the past year.
I still really enjoy this blog, even though the past year I have pretty much failed to deliver on content. I hope to remedy that in 2012 and am toying with the idea of attempting the post a day challenge again. Heh. Well, we’ll see. In any case, I do hope to be a more consistent blogger in the New Year.
Hey guys! I was going to come in here and be all “THIS SUX I QUIT!” But while I was fixing myself a cup of tea just now, I had a change of heart. I mean, by this point I’ve proven to myself that I am capable of posting to my blog every single day, but sometimes the posts really suck. I know that, and it kind of drives me a little crazy. I mean, not every day has a blog-worthy happening. I mean, honestly, how could it? But then I looked over my blog posts since I started this whole project and I realized that not all my posts are THAT sucky. And, you know what? It’s fun seeing all that content on this website. Content that I created. So screw you hater-Me! I’m going to keep on bloggin’, right on through to the end of the year (and beyond?).
First let me preface this post by saying that I really love all my readers. Not everyone who stops by this space leaves a comment and that is totally OKAY! I don’t always leave comments on every blog post I read either. My stats counter knows you’re out there and that is good enough. That being said, I truly enjoy getting comments and I try to respond to each comment via email. It doesn’t always work out that way, but sometimes I’m successful. That being said, I am inspired by the comment threads over at John Scalzi’s blog Whatever to try threaded comment discussions here at Knitting Interrupted. What do you think, gentle reader? Do you enjoy threaded discussions on the other blogs you frequent?