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Monday, July 12, 2021

Just a Blog Post

Hello Sewing Blog readers,

Life caught up with me in quite a way over the last few years and had no time for blogging.

In the meantime, the world has changed enormously, both in everyday reality and in the virtual reality of social media.  Many sewers now post on Instagram.

I enjoy Instagram, very much in moderation.  Too much, and I soon overload and switch it off for a while.

Perhaps because of more "instant" types of social media, sewing bloggers seem to have discontinued blogging and swapped platforms.

In the meantime, I am left wondering if anyone reads sewing blogs any longer.

If you do, perhaps you could leave me a comment and tell me what you like in a sewing blog or what sort of posts in a sewing, style and fashion blog (and perhaps allied crafts)  you want to read.

That's it for now, over to you for your comments,

Take care

Sarah Liz

24 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah Liz, I am still posting to my blog, but don't seem to have as many readers as I did.
    My lifestyle has changed a lot during the pandemic so I am not quite sure what I want to sew and see being sewn.

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  2. I still prefer good old blog posts, though I, too, sort of dropped out of sight for a while. I always enjoyed reading your sewing stories.

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  3. Hi Sarah, I wondered if you still had a blog. I only read blogs and not instagram. I enjoy seeing more pictures and content from one person than I understand instagram allows. I tend to read a few certain blogs and jump to others that I see on their lists. That is how I found yours some time back and enjoyed seeing what you were sewing. Saw yours on Rhonda's Creative Life today. I don't have a blog but my husband does so I know how much time it takes to write it.

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  4. Hi Sarah, I literally checked your blog 2 days ago and was disappointed not to see any new posts. I don't use instagram and so I still read blogs and although I'll say I still write mine, life also has been busy and I just wrote on mine 2 days ago also. I think blogs are making a comeback!

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  5. Hi Sarah... I read blogs, and I prefer to read ones with fragments of the person's life, and content that interests me, so for sewing blogs, I like reading more about sewing aspects about their projects that are challenging and how the person solved them (not necessarily tutorials, but more in that direction than in the "just pretty pictures and fashion advice" direction... I have continued blogging myself fairly steadily for the last few years, though since the pandemic my actual sewing for myself has rather stopped. I do visit Instagram and post there as well, but it is a very different animal indeed, more about sharing photos than about sharing content.

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  6. Hi, Sarah Liz. I’m an older retired sexist who still sews most of my garments. I really have missed local sewing clubs and get- togethers. Blog posts make me feel still included in the sewing world! I echo Allison’s viewpoint re content. Pretty pictures are nice but in-depth content is where it’s at for me. I miss your posts! All the best, Kathy

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  7. Hello Sarah Liz, what a delight to see your blog post this morning. I always enjoyed your sewing posts very much indeed, and still prefer blogs to Instagram. However like many others, my blogging has floundered somewhat over the past 18 months - the new reality has made a difference. While also on Insta, I am not fond of it and rarely post. I have become cautious about posting about sewing on my blog due to the expectations of acquaintances who request 'will you just make/fix this for me'. I sew for pleasure not for them! And I do not have an industrial machine to speed things up. Slow and serene sewing is my game :) Hope we see you posting again now and then... Best Wishes P.

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  8. Hello Sarah Liz, I was pleasantly surprised to see your blog post this morning. I much prefer sewing blogs it has the ability to show more details and content, much more than we can on Instagram and I never post sewing on FB. Like you my blog has been neglected for quite a while and I surprise myself how much I refer to it and need to update it if only for myself. Hope to see you posting again when time and energy allows.

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  9. Hi Sarah Liz,
    I love reading sewing blogs! I probably don’t comment as much as I should, which I know is not good and probably why some bloggers think no one is reading. I believe the pandemic has played a part in sewing blog fatigue. It is pretty hard to get excited about preparing a wardrobe capsule when you never leave the house! I am like Allison, I like to read about fragments of daily life, what you are sewing and how you have found the pattern. Hope we’ll see some more posts!

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  10. Hi Sarah Liz! Nice to hear from you. I still blog, I really enjoy it and can feel my friend readers around me as I write. I cruise IG once a day on my computer, not on my phone, so it's only people I actually chose to follow. And I post a pic about once a week, with a minimum of dialogue. I love to read blog posts!! Hope you are well - Coco

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  11. Hi Sarah Liz! Nice to hear from you. I still blog, I really enjoy it and can feel my friend readers around me as I write. I cruise IG once a day on my computer, not on my phone, so it's only people I actually chose to follow. And I post a pic about once a week, with a minimum of dialogue. I love to read blog posts!! Hope you are well - Coco

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  12. Hi! I love sewing blogs. i follow lotsof sewists on Instagram but I like the chattiness that comes with a blog post. I like reading anything sewing related -what you’ve made, are thinking of making, exhibitions you’ve been to, musings or daily life, Quite happy to read your views on world events, life reflections or pretty much anything.

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  13. Hi Sarah Liz, nice to hear from you. I still blog pretty regularly and I seem to have quite a few regulars that read and comment on my posts too and I've got to know them a little.
    One thing I've noticed right now is that my blog traffic is currently a bit less but for me that's totally normal for a few weeks during the Summer(most of my blog traffic is northern hemisphere). People are out and about (as much as the pandemic allows) or they're gardening etc.

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  14. Hi Sarah Liz. So nice to see your post. I haven’t blogged in ages (all my writing energy is spent at work ;)) but I still enjoy reading blogs. I like all types of posts - progress updates, interesting techniques and details, finished projects, life musings. I use a blog feed app so I can see posts all in one place. I have wondered if bloggers know I’ve read their posts so I made a mid-year resolution to comment more on blog posts I enjoy. I also enjoy using Instagram as a low energy way to see what people are up to. I share sporadically there too.

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  15. Hello, nice to see you pop up in my feed again! Obviously I still read blogs.

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  16. Hello - I have wondered what happened to you. I have missed your blogs. I always enjoyed your posts.. What I look for in a sewing blog - is information. A critique of the pattern, how well did it go together, where instructions detailed and easy to follow. What adjustments or short cuts did you use. I also like to see the finished garment. The fabric used - and a link if possible where the fabric can be purchased. And finally I like to hear your personal opinion. Did the garment turn out like you thought, would you make it again? With the pandemic - my sewing habits changed. I really didn't feel like making stuff that would only hang in my closet, b/c I wasn't going anywhere. So I made other things. Pillows/aprons/napkins. Things that kept me sewing - and I could use. Now that my company has called us back to the office, my garment sewing will pick back up again. Glad you're back.

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  17. I'm relatively new to reading Blogposts about sewing. My interests vary so widely that I can't predict what I will want to read about next week - so I'm not going to burden you with trying to predict. Just write about what you're musing about or struggling with. I was attracted to the little image of yourself - you look like you don't take yourself too seriously - which I like. My pet peeve about posts is when a sewist shows 20 different photos that are just different modeling poses. Show me the front and the back and relevant closeups! Period.

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  18. I still prefer blogs over instagram - while I have an account - I rarely visit, in contrast - I hit the blogs several times a week to catch up. I love seeing what people make and the techniques behind.

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  19. Hi Sarah Liz, nice to see your post. I still prefer blogs, especially sewing related. I'm slowly trying to get back into sewing and still look for sewing info to help me with the process.

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  20. Hi, another one here who likes to read blogs 😀

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  21. Yes, I read your blog as well as following you on Instagram

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  22. I like reading blogs as well. Instagram doesn’t do it for me. I realize that blogging takes time and effort, and I really enjoy reading about your makes as well as your lite.

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  23. I like blogs because there is more detail and you have more than 24 hours in which to read them!

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