It’s my blogaversary! Today marks a whole year since the first post here on A Stitch To Scratch. In it, I introduced myself and my plans and hopes for my little blog.
I said I wanted to post once a week for the entire year. I’ve not quite managed that; I took a month or so break recently to focus on the buying of my house, but the WordPress stats page says I have posted 103 times, which if I fiddle with the numbers, gives me an average of 1.98 (let’s say 2) posts per week, which I choose to think means I succeeded. I also posted once a day for an entire month for NaBloPoMo, which I loved. I’m definitely considering doing it again this year!
I said I wasn’t sure what would feature on this blog, barring my forays into crafting, and I’m still not sure. I’ve experimented with taking part in different weekly events (Weekly Small Pleasures and the Harry Potter Moment of the Week are my particular favourites) and also with a few book and film reviews, but to be honest, I’m feeling a little stuck. I love having a crafty blog. It’s my main hobby and I adore having a dedicated space to share that enjoyment, but it also feels like posts that aren’t about crafting don’t belong here! I’m torn between toning down the craftiness, starting a new blog for other things, or just not giving a damn.
How do you all feel about pigeonholing yourselves to one topic? How have you / would you deal with it?
I said I wanted to be proud of my blog, and I am. It still weirds me out a little when friends comment on things I’ve posted to my face, but in a nice way. It’s cool that its interesting enough for people to read! As of now, I have 183 people following along with my crafty journey, and although that isn’t many compared to most of the amazing blogs out there, it still blows my mind that there are 183 people that want to hear what I have to say. I’m definitely proud of that.
In the upcoming year, I want to double (yes double) the posts on A Stitch to Scratch and continue with my goal to post at least once a week. I also want to try my hand at NaBloPoMo again. I’ve found so many lovely bloggers and their cool blogs over the past year (special shoutouts to Christa of A Voluptuous Mind, Jillian at Pink Panther Snipes and Alex over at Still Life With Grad Student, if you haven’t discovered them yet, go now.)
Thanks to everyone who has visited, read, liked or commented here this past year! I’ve sewed and crafted, seen Berlin and Turkey, turned 25 and bought a house! I wonder what will happen in the next one?