One of my favourite things about the internet is that everywhere, you can find articles, posts and memes about different kinds of people.
Right? You’ve seen a million of these.
Now I am going to embark on my own gross over-generalization:
There are two kinds of sewing bloggers:
Sewing bloggers who like to sew.
Sewing bloggers who like to make things.
Sewing bloggers only sew. Their sewing may even be incredibly specific: authentic medieval costumes, say. Cosplay outfits for conventions. Knit t-shirts.
Sewing-bloggers-who-like-to-make-things may blog primarily or exclusively about their sewing, but if you visited their home, you’d see an enormous crafting stash for everything from candle-making to wood-carving to books on constructing custom rocket-ships for “someday.” Do I get to make it with my hands? Does it involve fun toys and the chance to accumulate highly specialized tools you can really only use for one thing? Fantastic! Sign me up!
I am part of the second crowd. I cook, bake, make candles, sew, embroider, occasionally refinish furniture, make cards, carve stamps, draw, paint, make things out of old books, take photographs, do calligraphy and hand-lettering from time to time, crochet, have sadly neglected knitting supplies, dye things, etc. Basically, if it’s an object that can be made by hand rather than by machine, I’d prefer to.
It’s really fairly hopeless.
There are also two kinds of sewing blog readers, I’ve found.
Those who are only interested in reading about sewing. They will turn away if a blogger starts blogging about something other than sewing, or even something other than sewing what they used to sew (such as when a sewing blogger has a baby and starts sewing baby clothes).
Those who are mostly interested in the person doing the sewing, and will happily keep reading even when sewing is not the only subject of posts.
Which are you, Dear Readers? What do you look for in your bloggingness, either as a blogger or reader (or both)?