Tuesday 16 October 2012

Blogtoberfest - half way there

Phew, the 16th of the month, half way through Blogtoberfest.  I don't think I said so specifically on the blog, but I made a private resolution to blog once every day for the month of October.  I have managed to keep up so far, and I have learned a few things along the way:
  • blogging is a skill, in that it gets easier the more you do it.  I think posting regularly has also helped me feel more comfortable with blogging generally;
  • I work better with some type of deadline - I think I have got more sewing done this month than any previous equivalent period, spurred on by the desire to have something to blog about.  I am not suggesting that making things just for the purpose of blogging about them is a good idea, but I have felt more motivated to get on with the things I have been wanting to make anyway;
  • scheduling is my friend - my optimum strategy is to write posts on the weekend and schedule them to be published during the week.  This also gives me the best chance of getting decent photos;
  • keeping a list of potential blog post ideas is helpful;
  • Parks and Recreation is, literally, the best thing ever (oops, got distracted by the TV).  Seriously though, I really want to make a Ron Swanson quilt following the pattern created by Monica at the Happy Zombie.  I even have an idea for the back which I think would make it even more awesome. (OK, maybe this isn't something that I have learned from blogging per se, but I just wanted to share the Ron Swanson quilt in case anyone had missed its awesomeness).
Any readers participating in Blogtoberfest?  How is it going?  Click the link below to see all of the other participants:

1 comment:

joy said...

I'm Blogtobering too, it has made me plan ahead to make sure I have enough things to blog about, but I'm not as efficient as you, I'm about three days ahead at the moment. I think its a great idea, and there are well over 300 other participants, makes it quite difficult to keep up with them all!
Best Wishes, Joy