Posted by Peg in South Carolina
I have noticed that for the past few months that the number of weaving posts on the blogs I subscribe to has been diminishing. I noticed as well that the number of returning weavers to my blog are less than half of what they had been.
At first I thought it was summer. But the drop does not seem to be reversing itself.
Then last week several bloggers (not all weavers) have written that they have decided to give up blogging, either entirely or for the immediate future. Why? Some had been blogging for a couple of years and decided they were tired, or had taught all they felt they could teach, or had too many other things they needed to do.
I’m in my third year of blogging. Is it time for me to stop? Have I said all that needs to be said? Stopping certainly would free up some time for me. Quite a bit of time, actually.
I let that roll around my head for awhile. Then I realized that I could not stop, even if my readership has dropped.
Writing this blog is where I do a lot my thinking. Or, to be more precise, writing this blog is where I continue and refine my thinking about what I am doing. Writing this blog is also where I solidify some of my skills. Writing this blog keeps me open to possibilities. Writing this blog is even where ideas come to me.
Last, but not least, I like writing this blog. Or at least it is the reason that keeps me writing even when I don’t feel like it (which is rare). Perhaps this is the most important reason to keep blogging?
I love to weave. I love to write. Both are all about process. And the writing reflects the process. And if the writing of it inspires even one weaver to engage or continue engaging in her own weaving journey, I would feel that to be of great value.
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