Thursday, August 05, 2010

Should I continue blogging?

 The other night I was reflecting on my blog and why it feels more like a chore than something enjoyable, and I have been debating whether or not I should keep it up. and the reasons for and against kept going around in my head,  I figured I might have a better shot an an answer if i wrote it all down and got some feedback from my followers

 Positive ---I have been blogging since 9/2004, this is my 470th post.  I have 39 "followers", not bad (I have more here than in real life.  I do like sharing my stitching accomplishments with fellow stitcher's who includes those I do not see at my other stitch groups. I admit it, I like to show off when I do something i am proud of. I often go thru a slump in blogging usually coinciding with a slump in stitching. I want to keep my blog so I can do and post exchanges. No one cares how often I post..they can use dashboard to find me when I do post. I shouldn't care and I should do it for myself.

Negative---This is Facebook's fault, since I joined around this time last year I am posting my "life" over there and feel no need to blog regularly.    My blog posts per year have consistently gone down since 2005 (129) 2009 (51) 2010, (21 so far). How low till it is not worth my time? Readers are annoyed I don't post often, and they will unfollow me. My blogging slumps feel longer than they used to.  I do not feel I am getting as much enjoyment out of blogging like i used to. I'll regret dropping my blog if I ever want to do it again.

Hmm... I think that is it.  Anyone have an opinion?  Anyone ditched their blog and then regretted it, or never looked back?

I did stitch an ornament out of the Ornament Preview issue of Just cross Stitch. At first I dismissed it until I figured out it was a picture sentance.  I used the called for DMC, "A Partridge in a Pear Tree" Now I forget who the designer is. Rats,  I don't want to guess.  
Edited: It is Glory Bee
A partridge in a pear tree

I will be off on vacation soon, and will not be bringing my computer with me. So Ill see you all in about a week .