5 May 2016

Do people still read blogs?

I find myself wondering how much longer to keep blogging.  Do people still read them?  If they do, they don't comment that much. With Facebook, Twitter (don't get that) and Instagram (I like that), who has time to read blogs?  I must admit the only ones I regularly read are Supergran, North of 49, Knit One, Raised 4 , Small Things, all the others in my feed just seem to require far too much time.

 When I first started blogging it was to record my knitting.  I didn't actually plan for it to evolve in the way it did.  It has proved to be a handy reference point if we ever wonder when something happened, and also great for quickly looking up photographs.

Looking back over the last few months it seems that I am reverting back to just posting about knitting, photography and the garden and that's fine with me.

To that end, this is what I've been up to on that front.

Body Warmer for Miss J



Peter's teddy
Retro cardigan for baby R 
inherited yarn tangle
thats better!
My knitting area in the sitting room

Breakfast at Herbies



Village church
Puddle jumper


14 comments:

  1. Is there a pregnant person behind the bacon strawberry pancakes?

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  2. i still love finding new knitting blogs

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    1. Thank you Lulu, I do find blogger annoying as most comments don't reach my email box these days, so I have to keep coming back to see if anyone has said anything!

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  3. I love instagram and facebook but I do like to keep up with blogs as it seems more like a story with the photos. I love the little knitted vest and I am sure it will keep one of your grandchildren snuggly warm during the cooler weather.

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    1. Thank you Sue. The body warmer is for Jessica, luckily its on the big side as our weather has finally turned a corner

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  4. Please do not give up blogging Sue. I adore your blogs and wish I had the wherewithal to keep mine up to date, or at least to post something once a month. I have been lax in reading and commenting on your blogs, writing only a few words or sentences on Facebook. I agree with you that blogs are a record, something that you can share with your grandchildren as they grow up.

    I love the bodywarmer. The dark red stripes give life to the grey background. And your garden is always beautiful in my eyes. It is a joy to see some of the individual details close up. It's also a joy to see the lambs. One of my wishes before I die is to cuddle a lamb.

    Please don't stop sharing your knitting.It is a highlight of my day to see what you have made. You sit quietly working away and voila! a beautifully knitted and finished piece of work suddenly appears. You need to tell me the trick of keeping your knitting area so tidy. But then you are sensible enough to work on only one thing at a time.

    Thank you for all the joy of your blogs. Please carry on. xxxx

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    1. Thank you Pauline, you always respond on Facebook. I honestly don't expect comments in both places. You always write the nicest comments and I always feel my response does not do them justice.

      By the looks of the comments on here and Facebook, I won't give up blogging just yet! Thank you again xx

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  5. When I created by blog it was to continue with writing after my short creative writing course had finished. I was knitting lots then and seemed to be able to post something every week. I know I've been drifting more recently, I have less time and less to write about. I have a handful of blogs that I follow, yours being one of them and I do like catching up with you all. I'm on Facebook but rarely comment and Twitter and Instagram, well I haven't a clue what I'm doing with those. Oh and I've managed to sign myself up to pin interest but how I did it and how to use it, yet another clue I'm missing.
    Keep writing sue, you do make some lovely things and you show some great pictures. I had to laugh at your picture of your tangled yarn, that happens to me so often and I'm very impressed you managed to get it untangled and wound back into a ball again.
    Thanks for reading and mentioning my blog!

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  6. Hello Sue, I have been a silent reader for some time and I always enjoy looking at your newest projects and also the lovely countryside of your adventures. I am a 31 year old knitter from Germany and have spent some time living in the beautiful South of England, so your posts often remind me of the good times I had there and how much I love England and it's people still. So please keep on writing, I always enjoy reading from you.

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    1. Thank you Selina, so pleased you like my blog and I hope that you read my reply as I can't email you privately, that's goes to everyone else who is a noreply-comment@blogger.com

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    2. I did :) Being a blogger myself, I never have gotten many commentaries, so I see my blog more as a kind of diary and also never paid much attention to other blog's commentary sections. The above is actually the first comment I left on a blog. Thank you for the lovely garden pictures!

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    3. I did :) Being a blogger myself, I never have gotten many commentaries, so I see my blog more as a kind of diary and also never paid much attention to other blog's commentary sections. The above is actually the first comment I left on a blog. Thank you for the lovely garden pictures!

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    4. Thanks again Selina for taking the time to comment, much appreciated

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Thanks for leaving a comment, they are always appreciated, whether good or bad!! I like to respond to comments with an individual reply, so make sure your e-mail address is visible in your profile. I can't send a response to "no-reply" bloggers.

Yours in friendship, Sue x