lately, it seems like this question keeps popping up in the back of my head -- almost on a daily basis. blogging and the online sewing community plays a pretty big role in my life. between sharing my creations here at Canoe Ridge Creations and being involved with blogging & social media surrounding Sewing Summit, it's everywhere. and i wouldn't want it any other way because i absolutely love it! but with all of this involvement, it makes me think about: why do i blog?
<<i blog because i love sewing>>
seriously, love sewing and it's be huge part of my life for so long. i started sewing at the age of 12. started working at my lqs at the age of 14 and continued through college. bought my first Bernina sewing machine at the age of 16. heck, most of my senior pictures are taken with my quilts! i.just.love.sewing. i love the idea of cutting fabric into little pieces, sewing it all back together and having something useful and handmade. it's just great!
<<i blog to be involved with the online sewing community>>
the friends and connections i have made because of the online sewing community completely blows my mind. when i started this blog a little over a year ago, in no way, shape, or form could i have imagined making the sewing friends i have today. i never imagined i would have found jeni, deedee, and vanessa, right here in the midwest! or that my involvement with sewing summit would turn into life long friendships with erin and amy. it's a whole world, full of people just like me, who love sewing!
<<i blog to inspire>>
the only thing better than my passion for sewing, is inspiring others to love sewing too! sewing rocks, and i want to share it with everyone! :) words can't express how much i enjoy reading your comments and words of encouragement. and when i get comments/e-mails thanking me for providing inspiration my heart just sings! in my book, inspiring someone is the ultimate complement.
<<i blog for me>>
blogging is something i enjoy and look forward to each and every day. it's a way for me to keep things in my life organized, under control. when all other aspects of my life feel like they are crumbling, blogging keeps me grounded.
i don't blog to be "popular" or to have lots of followers (although i *love* all of you!). in fact seeing that mindset in others has me feeling a little "off" lately. blogging shouldn't be fueled by popularity contests or the "who knows who" mentality. blogging should be about something you have a passion for. something that you want to share with others, right?
so, why do you blog?