So it's been six years since I first started this blog. I had been using other blog formats prior, but this is the blog I've maintained for the longest period of time. That first post was rather measly but one must start somewhere! I am reminded by those first posts that I started blogging when I was participating in a knitting swap/exchange. Since then my blog has grown from a purely knitting blog to a more diary/journal of my life (well, at least what I am willing to share with the internets...) Now my blog is more about parenting and food than knitting and crafts, but I suspect that it will change again in the future as my life changes.
I spent some time reading my posts from over the years. When I started blogging, Ravelry did not exist, so this was my way of keep track of projects, getting advice from other knitters, and "meeting" other knitters online. I learned so much about knitting from joining various blog knitting rings and discovering other knitting blogs. I still follow many of those blogs, who like me have evolved over the years. I've been updating some of my blog lists in the sidebar lately to include the blogs I still read regularly, although I do tend to read many of them on bloglines. I realized that some of the knitting rings I was in no longer exist, so I just deleted them from my site. Now that I've entered the world of parenting, my blogs to read list includes many mom blogs. I honestly tend to read more food and knitting blogs than parenting ones, but there are some great local mom bloggers that I follow. It is interesting to see how blogging has evolved over the years. I have added ads to my site to help offset the cost of my blog. There is even a Blogher conference this week in NYC. I know a few bloggers attending it and it sounds like a lot of fun, but not something that I can fit into my life at the moment.
Blogging has been a positive and creative outlet in my life. It is my online scrapbook of my experiences in this crazy world! I am grateful for all of the other bloggers I've "met" over the years and plan to keep up with this for as long as I am inspired!