Megan over at The Nerdy Girlie took some time to write out blogging confessions last week, and I really enjoyed reading them! She’s started a link-up over at the Female Geek Bloggers community on G+, so I thought I’d take a few minutes today to share my confessions with you. Don’t worry; I have more garments to share with later this week!
1. I am awful at self-promotion.
Others have said this, so I’m probably just preaching to the choir. Part of the reason I joined The Monthly Stitch as well as the Female Geek Bloggers was an effort to put myself out more. Sometimes I feel like I’m just another drop in the massive sea of the Internet, but that’s part of the beauty of it, isn’t it? Whether you have 5 followers or 5 million, everyone has a chance to participate in the conversation.
As a brief aside, this is why Net Neutrality is so important.
2. Reading sewing blogs is the main reason I decided to create my own wardrobe pieces and participate in the RTW Fasting Challenge.
I’ve learned more about crafting from fellow bloggers than anywhere else. I enjoyed applying those lessons to my cosplay, but the more I looked at others creating pretty garments for themselves, the more I felt compelled to do the same. Fast forward two years, and barely a day goes by when I don’t do a sewing-related something. I learned about indie patterns through sewing blogs as well!
3. Photos are always my biggest struggle with blog posts.
I’m not a particularly skilled photographer. Actually, I’m going to take an additional step and admit that my photos are pretty bad. But photos are a big part of my blog posts, so a few months ago, I picked up an inexpensive point and shoot camera and I’ve started playing more with timed shots, lighting, and photo editing. My photos are a lot better than they were a year ago, but I still have a long way to go. Hopefully I’ll have the time to take a photography class soon.
4. Blogging has helped me connect with tons of new friends!
I have so many connections now that I’ve met through blogging and social media. It’s crazy to think that some of the people I look to for advice on a regular basis are people I didn’t even know before I started this journey. I love it!
5. I try not to blog at my 9-5…
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t read other blogs, make the occasional comment, or start drafting a post when I have down time or go on breaks. I try not to do it too often, but sometimes the thought of reading another piece of professional literature makes my head pulse. That’s when I know it’s time to take a blog break!
Bonus: I’ve had Usher’s Confessions stuck in my head since I read Megan’s original post.
What are some of your blogging confessions? Check out the link-up for more confessions from other bloggers!