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Sent from my iPhone > On 20 May 2015, at 12:38, "Typepad" wrote: > > > A new comment from "Monica" was received on the post "Rusty, but here." of the blog "Domesticali". If you would like to post a reply to this comment you can do so at the following URL: > > > > > Comment: > -------- > This seems as good a place as any to write this and ask this question. Where have all the blogs gone? I read craft blogs especially but more general ones too but they are all dropping off, one by one. Do you know why this might be? Are people just burnt out? > > Surely a blog is a web log - an account of things happening recently, and they don't stop do they? Even if you ostensibly do the same things everyday (and I do), everyday is very different because I am different everyday and my perceptions change. So I don't get why people run out of things to say. If they were readable last month, then they still are today and tomorrow. We don't stop talking to people around us because we have said it all before. > > Anyway, the times they are a changing. Quite sad really. Instagram is not a replacement and neither is Facebook both of which have nothing on a decent blog. Congratulations on those nine years of blogging. It actually seems the older ones are those that are still here. I think it is lack of ulterior motive for starting them in the first place and more of an aptitude for writing for its own sake rather than to market, promote or monetise. A shame how money gets in the way of so many things, for so many people. There was perhaps an innocence in blogging that was replaced by too many people trying to capitalise on it. But without a heart to the writing, that can't work. > > Commenter name: Monica > Commenter email: > IP address: > Authentication: None > > > Comment Actions: > ---------------- > > Unpublish this comment: > > > Delete this comment: > > > Mark this comment as spam: > > > Edit this comment: > > > > Enjoy! > The Typepad Team > > P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments: >
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on Rusty, but here. at Domesticali
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The guilt that my children should be doing things has totally consumed me for the past fortnight - I'm looking forward to back to school if only so I don't have to keep feeling ban about how much time they are frittering away.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on An autumn garden at the scent of water
I'm clinging on till Wednesday when I get my solitude back. Though to be fair, now the boys are older, there is less of a divide between term time and holidays as they can be left at home while I go to the supermarket… AGAIN…. which is the inevitable consequence of them being around for 3 meals a day plus snacks and additional friends! Your garden is looking lovely Julie - mine's horrific.
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Oh don't - the curse of the Go-Pro… My hard drive is so crammed with useless pointless footage of teenage high jinks, that I can hear it whirring. I've just had the first of my 'are your boys available" cricket emails. My heart sank. The only saving grace is that if it's sunny at least I can take my shoes off and work on getting rid of my sock tan line. Yes, I have one already. Tragic.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on 39-2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
That looks wonderful! And it's positively beckoning to Spring, which can only be a good thing.
I see you're on the road (loving the new blog category!!) or as my resident teenager would say, 'Sick'. It's a good thing, I'm told.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2015 on It's my yolo swag. at the scent of water
My creativity went awol last year too and looking back I think I've missed it more than I realised. I'd like to say I'm going to make it a priority, but I'm not really sure I am going to. Perhaps just a nod to it's importance will be enough.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on sea salt at tiny happy
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I like how clearing up the space round the sewing machine has tipped you into action. My crafting in general has been on such a go-slow of late and I do miss it. Hand quilting flannel does sound wonderful.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on Quilt progress at kirstencan
I'm signing up for your knit and bounce classes! And aren't those mini skeins just the coolest thing? But my knitting is on super go-slow at the moment, so I really mustn't buy any more yarn at all. No matter how tempting.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on A gentle start at Little Cotton Rabbits
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I love those textured blacky/grey bits. You are honestly just too cool for school. How is each one somehow better than the last? Apart from that one I didn't like, that we shall never speak of again.
Yes, exciting indeed. I'm on my first solo day of 2015 and it's bliss (if a little quiet…)
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on 1-2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Yes, yes!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2015 on 2015 at the scent of water
What a beauty - lucky you!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2015 on My new treasure at kirstencan
Hope the rest of you avoid the lurgy and S bounces back quick. Its 10.45 and I'm the only one to have eaten breakfast - my lot are clearly embracing the loafing element of the holidays!
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2014 on (144)2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Okay - you and Sue are clearly conspiring. I'm going to have to make some tomorrow - we have our final Santa tennis session on Saturday and I need to take a treat - this sounds just the ticket!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2014 on Peppermint bark day at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hang in there! I hung the glittery all is calm all is bright banner that I made a year or two back, only to have the cat attack it. It now says All is cal^^ , which just about summed up my mental state yesterday. I put myself to bed early and have high hopes that today will be better.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2014 on Holiday Mess at house on hill road
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Oh the light, the light!
Can't say anything after Tess! Don't you hate it when there's a brilliant comment right before yours and all you can possibly sound is insipid?
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2014 on More making. at the scent of water
It is a bit of a manic time of year, but now my boys have finished school, I am hoping for a little chunk of time looking inwards, hunkering down and perhaps even a little bit of knitting. Bring it on!
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2014 on magazines and a cuppa at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Megan, this is really really good.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2014 on Writing Practice :: Four at the scent of water
The standing on a chair one was 'bench monday' - I still miss that one. My mother had those soap in a bundle things in her linen cupboard, but mine lacks any such finery. It's quite hard to think of any treasures of my own - I am a hoarder of anything which might come in handy but am typically fairly unsentimental. Must look in a few drawers and get back to you.... Of course there is every chance that the drawer may be so full of stuff that it falls on my foot and pins me to the ground. I may be some time.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2014 on (132)2014 - object 1 - at {quilt} while you're ahead
Aah! You're doing one - hooray - it'll be great. And you know I'd be there if I had crochet skills….. Especially given my levels of mitt envy.
Oh, I'm in the middle of it. So good.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2014 on (117)2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Ah, I watched Dowton yesterday - hubs was complaining he had to avoid the Metro on Monday for fear of spoilers…!
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2014 on (112)2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Um Mon, did you take it off your sister and bring it home??? Wouldn't like to be your Mum when you question her….