learning how to use my camera step one towards being a better blogger.
Y'all, I have a bit of a conundrum here today.
1. I want to blog more consistently and 2. I don't want to blog fluff but 3. I'm not sure how I feel about 52+ completed projects a year.
One of my resolutions this year was to blog more consistently, since this is always one of the top tips for better blogging (whatever that means). I do think as sewing bloggers that can be a bit of a challenge, though. I may not have a completed item to post about every week, and when I tried to step up my posting last year, I felt a bit guilty about posting little snapshots of works-in-progress.
I think sewing, rather than buying, clothes does have more inherent value--we're learning new techniques and skills, we're challenging ourselves, we're making puzzles of patterns and fabric into something useful. We're not just swiping a card (although we're probably typing in the numbers at Mood online).
a quick snap of an easy project from my instagram--where quick snaps belong?
All of this just to say:
I am going to try and make 52 things this year--something new and shiny to show off every week--but I'm also striving to learn something new with each item I make, whether that new skill be big (like tailoring a blazer) or little (like installing a zipper guard in a dress). That way, I won't feel so guilty about so much consumption, I'll learn a few things, and hopefully increase the quality of my handmade clothes--not to mention maybe provide some Work in Progress post fodder.
Finally, what type of posts would you like to see more of from me? What I Wore posts with how I'm styling my handmade pieces? Work In Progress posts with how my projects are coming together? Wardrobe/Sewing Planning? Tutorials? What about Beauty/Lifestyle? Fitness? Introspective rambles like this one? (Not.) Just don't say more completed items ;)
ps: phew! thanks for making it through that post--january is a time for
self-absorption thoughtful self-reflection, right?
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