You Make My Day!

Friday, February 8th, 2008
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So lately I’ve been going through a “what’s the point” stage with my blogging. Blogging is great in that I can learn about all sorts of crafty things, but it’s a bit discouraging to spend lots of time taking pictures or writing a big long post or tutorial and then only having 3 people comment on it, or 30 people clicking through from feeds to read the actual post. But all is well now because apparently I have made Orata‘s day! Thank you, Orata! This is made even more awesome by the fact that Orata is totally rad and I love her blog. So here’s the rules to this thing:

“Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.”

You Make My Day

I have to admit to being really visual in my blog choices. Unless it’s a really really really really good blog, I tend to unsubscribe if there are no pretty pictures in the feed. There are some blogs I read simply because their pictures inspire me, if not the knitting itself. The ten reverse-alphabetized blogs below, however (reverse-alphabetized because the Zeds never get enough love), are ones I read because they inspire my own knitting. It’s only a side benefit that the pictures are pretty :)

Zeitgeist
TECHknittingâ„¢
Sisäinen villapaita
MLE Knits
mind of winter
knitting school dropout
Jatta Soheltaa
Good Knit’s Road – Hyvänneuleentie 7
Elliphantom Knits
Another Shopgirl

Thanks, guys! You’ve all made my day!

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14 Comments to “You Make My Day!”

  1. Than you

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    Jatta
    February 8, 2008 @ 9:03 am
  2. Hmph, thanK you

    Comment by Jatta
    February 8, 2008 @ 9:08 am
  3. I hope you won’t stop blogging, because I like reading it! Maybe we all should comment on the posts we read a little bit more often instead. That’s what makes a blogger’s day, after all..

    Tora.

    Comment by Tora
    February 8, 2008 @ 10:16 am
  4. I’ve been feeling similarly about blogging lately too. I’ve been trying to remind myself when I read all of my favorite blogs through Google Reader that I should actually click through and comment, since I love getting comments myself. But, yeah, I understand what you’re saying and you’re not alone.

    Comment by Meredith
    February 8, 2008 @ 10:22 am
  5. Thanks so much, Eve! You’re a sweetheart!

    Comment by Vilma
    February 8, 2008 @ 11:25 am
  6. I enjoy checking out your blog a couple of times a week! I am a lurker-on-the fringe type knitter, so I can appreciate that a little feedback makes a person’s day. I like your fresh take on things, keep on-a-bloggin’!

    Comment by Kim
    February 8, 2008 @ 11:44 am
  7. I enjoy reading all your posts (usually in google reader in order to be efficient enough to excuse doing it at work). Thanks for the inspiration and humor! And the pretty pictures.

    Comment by Jenn
    February 8, 2008 @ 12:56 pm
  8. Hey, Eve, I too love your blog. Your “Pattern Saturdays” are a major (positive) time suck for me to leisurely click through. I love your funny critiques of beautiful/oddball fashion trends. And on and on. I know blogging can feel un-nurturing sometimes and it’s your call but I hope you keep it up and we all get to read NE for a long time!!!

    Comment by Jennifer
    February 8, 2008 @ 1:50 pm
  9. Aw, thanks guys! Don’t worry, I will never stop blogging, it’s in my blood. I am way too anti-social to tell real life people about my knitting escapades. People on the internet are more fun!

    Comment by Eve
    February 8, 2008 @ 2:04 pm
  10. Don’t think for a minute that the number of comments you get has anything to do with your readership! I have between 1500 and 2000 hits a day and I almost never get up to 30 comments. There just isn’t enough time to read the blogs we want to keep up with, write our own blogs, AND comment! I have found that if you comment on someone else’s blog enough you will probably get to know them. When someone comments on my blog I almost always go over to their blog and check out their knitting. It’s a great way for me to find new blogs, because if someone takes the time to comment on mine we probably have similar interests.

    Thanks so much for the Make My Day tag. It’s always cool when I find out that someone I didn’t know before likes my blog. I’m honored – you made my day!

    By the way, I love that knitted deer in the earlier entry. Bizarre yet strangely compelling.

    Comment by Julia
    February 8, 2008 @ 5:15 pm
  11. Thank you so much for the award–it is most kind!! Thanks also for the list of new blogs to check out.
    –TECHknitter

    Comment by TECHknitter
    February 8, 2008 @ 6:52 pm
  12. i just went through a whole “what’s the point?” thing with blogging recently. honestly, these “make my day” awards have totally brought me out of that funk. thank you!

    Comment by melissa
    February 9, 2008 @ 5:52 pm
  13. Thank you for the award!!!!

    Comment by anNu
    February 10, 2008 @ 8:36 am
  14. Hi! thank you so much for reading my blog! I’m always excited to meet new people!

    Comment by Emily
    February 11, 2008 @ 9:24 am

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