Blogging University: stuck in a Y-seam

Blogging University 201 was much more intense than I expected, and I’m just now recovering from all that thinking and exploring. To recap:

I LEARNED I get frustrated when trying to learn new technology. I don’t have the patience to learn all the steps needed to get the result I want. I’m much more patient when learning a new quilting technique. Technology skills are essential, though, for having a well functioning blog, and if I want to create a pattern which I can share electronically, I need these skills as well. Here I am. My ideas exceed my abilities.

I also learned I’m undecided about where I want to take my blog. Oh, it was easy to set some goals and explore the ways to get more followers. BUT, here I am at the fork in the road, wondering which path to take — the proverbial Y-seam.

Time is a factor in my indecision. I have a full time job, an overtime husband and a daughter I want to spend time with.  I also sew sometimes. I’m involved with Liberated Quilters group and I’m helping to form the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild. I should get more exercise, and I feel overwhelmed by it all.

Stuck in a Y-seam,


4 thoughts on “Blogging University: stuck in a Y-seam

  1. zippyquilts says:

    Ditto to all of the above! Plus I have no real desire to “monetize” (I.e., get money from) my blog, so I haven’t pushed it much. I have committed to post every Sunday, which is exactly right for my schedule and predictable for my readers, so that is my “balance”.


  2. Helen Coulter says:

    I think you’re being a little hard on yourself Wanda. I think , where I’m coming from, your technical skills are excellent . As regards the time issue , the blog hop was very intensive . It is difficult to keep up that level of intensity when quilting is a hobby and not a paid career . . . We will all find our own level of career or hobby blogging …. The important thing is family first (and of course keep up new friendships!!! No pressure …)

    Sent from my iPhone



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