First of all, this is not my Christmas tree, not my mantel, not my house. Pretty picture though, huh? Thought I hadn't better reveal too much about my personal situation. My husband said to me at dinner yesterday,
"Say, you don't get too personal in your blog do you? I mean, you don't talk about us, do you?" He would freak out if he knew what I told you guys.
Yesterday I told the world that Sara was getting 10 presents and every one else in the family was getting 2 gifts each and that I needed to go shopping and get some gifts for the other members of the family. Is that what you mean by too personal? Lord, I hope I am not embarrassing myself by talking about such things.
Honestly, my blog is my personal life's journal, right? I have to talk about what I am doing, don't I? We all know life is about things outside of quilting. How boring would it be if I had the sort of blog where I just showed "I made this, and I made this, and I made this." (OK, that could be of interest--annoying though). "Oh, and I bought this, and I bought that, and I am planning to buy that..." Seriously. I cannot abide blogs that are all about what someone bought, in particular. Hello, are you ever going to actually MAKE something with that $6000 worth of fabric you are always telling us you have purchased?
I don't mean to be controversial, but really, come on now, what are these gals thinking when they just post on what they buy? How interesting or creative is that? Show me what you made, show me how you store it (!), show me at least some ideas you have as to what you think COULD be done with it. Heck, tell me what you do for a living that lets you buy all that stuff.
What do you all think? What sorts of blogs appeal to you? Do you get tired of the ultimate bragging consumer type of post, as I do? Do you like to feel as if you are getting to know the blogger and what her life is about, outside of what she buys? Or, do you like to know that you have arrived at a quilting blog and that the blogger is going to stay on topic, gol darn it, come hell or high water?