I wouldn't say this post is long overdue. But, ever since I started writing for Sewing Ideas, I have always planned on writing about this. It's just that during the younger years of this blog, I knew I still had so much to learn. Eventually, I got caught up with the craft and my writing job. Fortunately, these days, I got the chance to get back to writing and less on sewing projects. With that, I was able to come up with this blog post, finally.
Like most beginners, my love for fabric and clothing came first before my knack for blogging. I have always wanted to learn how to sew all the stuff I liked, but was reluctant about joining formal classes. So like any modern person, I turned to the internet. I was hopping from one blog to another, and watched a number of YouTube tutorials. When I started seeing progress from my work, that's when the inspiration to start my own blog happened.
At first, the blog was just to document what sewing projects I wanted to do, the things I've already accomplished, and some tricks I learned along the way. Things may be a little different for other bloggers, as well. Some of them may start with the blog, before pursuing the craft. If you keep reading about crafts blog, getting the itch to try some yourself is inevitable.
Maintaining the Blog
With so many blogs coming in and out of the web, it can be quite intimidating to actually establish your own niche or brand there. But you know what's the great thing about being in the sewing niche? It's a one happy community. There's more camaraderie than competition. So you won't really feel compelled to post too many blogs in a day. As a matter of fact, some of the most successful sewing bloggers I know only update their blogs twice a week, at most.
Sewing is a hobby that takes time. So it's important not to pressure yourself to come up with an output just for the sake of posting something. Trust me, readers who have been following sewing blogs a long time will sense a hurried post. Take your time, and be completely vulnerable with your sharing.
It's important to remember that the rest of the online sewing community is a support system and not a competitor. Blog profits and growth will come naturally.