Blogging University 201 was much more intense than I expected, and I’m just now recovering from all that thinking and exploring. To recap:
- Day One: Goals
- Day Two: Audit
- Day Three: Get Read All Over
- Day Four: Give ‘Em What They Want
- Day Five: Make the Most of your Archives
- Day Six: Dig Deep into a Social Network
- Day Seven: Make the Most of Big Events
- Day Eight: Make your Blog a Hub
- Day Nine: The Buddy System
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”
It might take some time, but I believe that you’ll find a balance that works for you. It’s tough to schedule blog posts around life, and such a shame that it’s harder to connect with people if you don’t post regularly, but you’ll work it out.
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”.
What a perfect metaphor! (the Y-seams).
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 …)
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