How much to share, which social media platform and when?
When I first started blogging (with the first blog not this one), Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook were not as important (not sure that this is the right word) as they are now to share craft projects.
The MiH facebook page is now updated fairly regularly, I try not to post more than once a day - a link to a blog post or a project I am working on. But I don't want to share my life on it, because the last thing you want on your wall is me taking it over with pictures of Baby MiH.
For more frequent updates I use Instagram - and I use it a lot. I love it! It is not just about the sharing of pictures, it is also the built-in editing tool that makes one possibly boring picture look amazing.
Which means by the time I blog, I am not as excited as I should be - and it feels like nothing is new. What to do? Does blogging still have a place?
I think it does, it is a great way to record my projects, share the techniques I have learnt, the issues I have encountered and tell the story of the project. However it probably means I will also blog less - but better, better pictures (please natural light do come back); more time spent on posts, better relevant links...
As far as twitter is concerned, I am using it less and less but I am still on it...
2014 Resolution no 1: Better blogging and better sharing of projects.
Which projects to choose?
Looking through my 2013 makes, I was fairly happy that most of my projects reflected my style. However some of them (not mentioned in the post) did not. Of course I learnt a lot along the way, from each and every project I made. But as my crafting time is now quite limited I need to spend more time choosing my projects, my colour schemes and make sure they reflect my style but also that the finishing is of good quality. In the past, if I had not liked a project I may have managed to finish it, but never to a very good standard, just so it would be off my to-do list. Or it may be that the projects are too advanced for me, and I need to learn the techniques more.. Here is a thought!
2014 Resolution no 2: Spending more time choosing projects and colour schemes
2014 Resolution no 3: Better finishes and techniques
Blogging and commenting
Better blogging, more commenting - but less replying to comments here. Something has to give and I think this is it for me. I read every single comment, and I love every one of them - but unless there is a specific question, I will not be replying to individual comments anymore or not every time. I'd rather spend time commenting on your projects, and make sure I know what the bloggers I follow are up to. I want to be feel part of the community again and this will be the way I will be doing it.
2014 Resolution no 4: Spend more time commenting on other blogs
A blog like me...
This will be my motto for 2014 and the projects and blogging, ensure that the blog is a reflection of me and my vision of a handmade lifestyle..
2014 Resolution no 5: Stick to the motto
Well, I have my work cut out for 2014, but you know now that it is written here, I feel that blogging will be exciting again! How do you feel about blogging now? Have you changed the way you are blogging?