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Back to Blogging?

I’ve noticed a few people across various social media platforms lately say they wish we could get back to blogging. They’re sick of everything being videos and suggested posts, while not being able to find the content they actually want to see and read. I’ve been pondering the idea of a vlog for a while now, but it’s difficult to do for me for various reasons. So I thought, why not try a blog?

With just under four weeks to go until the Summer Wool Festival, I thought it might be interesting to show you how I prepare. I will also include some other non-Bluebell Yarns related stuff that I think you may find interesting, such as other crafts I do and trips out and about in my local area,

I don’t want this to be one sided though, so please feel free to comment, ask a question or start a discussion. Maybe you have a blog too, and would like to share it?

Walk in Wareham Forest

My husband and I try to get out on a long walk in a new place at least once a month. Yesterday we chose Wareham Forest. We’re only a twenty minute drive away yet we’ve never been there!

It’s a lovely forest, with a lot of hills to climb, and we didn’t see anywhere near all of it. I saw some pretty flowers and interesting creatures though, and took some inspirational photos for my Walk in the Woods December yarn boxes.

We walked about five miles in the end, and apart from when it rained heavily, the weather was perfect for walking.

What do you think?

So, what do you think? Is this the kind of thing you want to read? I’ll probably post nearly every day for July as I’m so busy, and don’t want any particular post to get too long. Is that too much for you? Would you rather I post a couple of times a week instead?

7 thoughts on “Back to Blogging?”

  1. Hooray for blogging! I’m with you on this – I used to subscribe to lots of blogs but one by one they’ve all dried up. I love the fact you can link out to further information which readers can choose to read or ignore. I far prefer to read than watch/listen, especially if it’s over a cup of tea at breakfast time when I don’t want to be ambushed by music and talking. (Ok, so I don’t do mornings…)

    So, yes please from me, but don’t set expectations too high – if you blog every day you might end up feeling too much pressure when things quieten down!

    1. Thank you for your positive comment! I’ve already decided I don’t think I’ll manage with every day, however a minimum of twice a week seems entirely possible. I’ve usually done something interesting enough that often, even if it’s just taking some pictures of some pretty flowers.

      Blogging to me feels a bit like taking my time, exploring ideas and not having to rush, unlike so many other things. I like that you read with breakfast, it seems like a much nicer way of starting the morning than being bombarded with bad news, ads and loud videos.

  2. I’ve shared this already! Great to have a gentle positive thing to read- please don’t descend into political rants like so many people do; even if I agree with them I find it jarring… I like having inspiration for something to do when I’ve finished the chores, but not being told how to think! Thanks for lovely pictures- 3 days ago I saw my first peacock butterfly caterpillars- they are weird, charcoal-grey and lumpy – and sparkly, almost- I’d love to get wool like that but it’d have to be manmade fibre for the sparkles (or beads…)

    1. Thank you! I don’t plan on any political rants, don’t worry. While I too agree with a lot of them, I also don’t feel the need to tell everyone how I feel all the time. It’s like being shouted at in the street when going about your business. I’m happy to give my opinion if somebody asks, have a discussion about a topic or do the occasional fundraiser, but I’m content to leave it at that.

      I haven’t seen peacock butterfly caterpillars for years! I just looked up a picture and I see what you mean about the almost sparkle. Is it me, or are there a lot fewer caterpillars around than there used to be? In fact I don’t feel like I’ve seen that many butterflies at all this year.

  3. I love blogs, there is something so appealing about words and pictures rather than a video. I subscribe to a number of craft/knitting blogs and love it when writers share favourite walks, history, movies, songs and even the antics of their dogs:) Links are always good and I can follow up on things that interest me. Love the photos of the woods, with my husband we walk once a week in the woods local to where we live and it’s been a revelation to see all the wild flowers, including orchids, the bees and butterflies – we come home and look them up on-line so it’s a learning experience as well as getting some exercise. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

    1. Thank you for commenting! I’m so glad there are still people out there that enjoy blog posts. I’ll be including all sorts of things here depending on what I’m getting up to, I definitely don’t want it to become all business.

      Those of us who have woods or other places to walk near us are so lucky. It’s so nice to look at all the wildlife and plants, and I do exactly the same thing as you and look them up when I get home. Part of me is tempted to start drawing the interesting things I see, but I’m definitely no artist!

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