My Knitting Blog: A Reboot

The main problem with having a knitting blog is if you stop knitting your blog becomes dormant! In recent years my knitting has become very stagnant, toys for newborn babies, a beret in the winter and occasionally a shawl.

Sallah Cowl
Sallah Cowl, I’ve been knitting for nearly a year.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy knitting anymore. It’s more that my life has got more complicated recently. And I don’t seem to have time to knit anymore. I use to knit in the evening whilst watching T.V. Now, I sit with my iPad. Instead of knitting and purling. I now catch up on news from family and friends via Facebook or Twitter. Reading the news of the day or playing Candy Crush Saga. When we do watch T.V. it tends to be binge-watching an entire series on Netflix. Often staying awake until the early hours, not a time when someone wants to be knitting.

When I started this blog back in 2005 my knitting lifestyle was very different. I would participate in knitalongs, take part in Secret Pal Swaps. My blog was a useful place for me to keep notes about my knitting projects. Then I joined Sock Clubs and started going to knit nights. All of this gave me something to write about.

This, of course, was before Ravelry. Now, it is easier for me to jot down a few notes on my Ravelry project page. Rather than, writing a whole long blog post. It’s also more useful to the knitting community to have the notes there rather on my blog. As a photo is worth 1000 words it’s easier to upload a photo to Instagram with a few hashtags. Then to have a special photo shoot, and edit my photos. Before uploading them to the blog and write several hundred words about them.

I know this sounds like a “Social Media has killed my Blog” post. But that’s not necessarily the case. Truthfully, it is more a case of social media has made it easier for me to share my knitting and crafts in other ways. I guess what I am honestly saying is I’m too lazy to blog!

I love this blog, it’s my little place on the web. My husband brought me this domain over 10 years ago to practice my newly developed HTML/PHP skills. Soon after, I added WordPress to the hosting and my blog was born. Over the years I have played around with layouts, themes, and plugins. I don’t want to give up this blog, I’m looking for ways to incorporated it more into my life and to encourage me to blog more.

Knitting Natter:

Featured Image from Pixabay.