My post the other day about all the sameness in the blog world got a lot of attention. We had a lively conversation about it on Twitter, and there were more comments on that post than there have been on any post in months! With everyone being stretched across so many social networking platforms, it’s no wonder that it struck a chord with so many.There has been a call for those of us writing blogs to dig deeper and create original content. Sound familiar? Back in January I suggested that I only update the blog when I have actually made something. Yikes! That sort of activity makes a blog less fluff, and (hopefully) more full of substance, but it also leaves you far more exposed!
I have what feels like a pretty personal blog. I write about what I am thinking and make an effort to share what I am working on. The more personal your blog is, the more you’re putting yourself out there for people to comment on, like -or- not like what you are doing. Everyone has an opinion, you know? As a matter of fact, I almost didn’t share the images of my finished lampshade because so many people unsubscribed after this post about the progress I was making with the laundry room decor.
I’ve said it before, but stopped sharing the stationery projects that I was working on because I found that there is a mentality “If the idea is on the internet, it is free to take, copy, and then blog about how well I did copying it.” But perhaps this will be a challenge to myself to 1) get thicker skin 2) to create things that can not be replicated so easy 3) to set my blog apart from the rest.Oh, and on my quest to make more things – The Mr and I signed up for a welding class at 3rd Ward. That’s right. The Dragoos: putting the we in weld since 2011. The class runs the entire month of August. If all goes well, I am pretty sure I am going to make us a cocktail table for the fireplace room. I selected the lampshade materials with Susan from Shandells and she executed a beautiful end product. All the images are my own.