Blog What I Want! ✊

I have appreciated everyone’s comments encouraging me to blog what I want. After all, that’s why we’re here. I think I’ve come up with a direction that feels natural to me.

I’ve decided to drop out of Year of Projects. I have loved being part of the group, but my participation has started to feel rote. Also, focusing on productivity is not where I want to be right now.

I’m going to restructure my blog around special interests. This will include knitting, sewing, and other fiber arts. It will also include movies, books, the paranormal, traveling, music, and whatever I feel like. I’ve been reading old posts, and most of this isn’t new to my blog. I will restructure the categories to reflect this.

I’d like to get back to a couple of old special interests that never went anywhere. One is learning the fiddle. Another is (hula) hooping. I will also be including the occasional thought on Tudor England as I will be taking a lecture series next year. Expect to see a combining of special interests, like sewing an Anne Boleyn blouse. (Already planning one.) Do not expect to see historic costume. I am super impressed with people who recreate period clothing, but I am not interested in doing it myself.

I wish I could share a pic of what I am working on right now, but it’s top secret. Instead, here’s a link to an old post from when we visited Cape Breton for Celtic Colours in 2019.

16 thoughts on “Blog What I Want! ✊

  1. These are interesting ideas for taking your blog into a new direction. Both the fiddling and the hula hooping will lend themselves to fun video clips! Personally, I’m glad you are continuing with your fiber arts content, minus the Year of Projects.

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  2. Sounds good whatever you choose to do. Loved the Cheticamp yarn colours…..also the kitchen party with Brent, his sister LeeAnne, and their Dad Gaston Aucoin….they live close by here….their Mom used to go to the pool every day with Poppy and Percy….good friends.

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  3. I’m happy you are going to continue blogging. After reading your last post I started thinking about my blog, and how I would like mine to become more about life overall – knitting, baking, homeschooling, hiking. You inspired me with your post. Thank you. Also, I have a banjo, and if I learn how to play it we should start a bluegrass band.

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  4. Leaving room to change is something we all need to remember to do. Change is necessary for growth. And we are never too old to grow and learn something new! Thanks for sharing the wonderful ‘kitchen fiddling’ video! Loved that!!!

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  5. Congratulations on figuring out what you want to do with your blog! While I’m slightly let down by the low chances of historic costume (kidding) I’m looking forward to reading about your old and new(-to-me) interests!

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  6. Your plans sound great for us readers. (I very much enjoy the routine of YOP and the record keeping element it becomes.). I split off my gardening and travel to other blogs as separate spaces but I can see you have such eclectic interests it’s best to have it all in the one space and let the readers decide if a particular post is of interest.

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  7. I look forward to reading your posts and your blog should absolutely be what you want it to be! I’ve been aware lately that mine isn’t what I thought it would be because I’m so slow with getting anything done, but YOP for me is a way to keep track of what I’ve done and to touch base once in a while to remind myself to actually do some crafting. I do want to start trying to post more about how/why/with what success I’m doing various things though so it’s a bit more reflective (and useful) to look back on.

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