Friday, May 01, 2009

And the answer is......

It's a complicated issue, those labels. Thank you each and everyone who took the time to tell me what you thought, I truly appreciate it. 28 opinions and one email. I seperated the thoughts into "for","against" and "in the middle, both pro and con". Suprisingly the numbers were an even split. Eight votes for each of those three options, and about 6 votes for consolidation, drop down menu, etc. Now, if you know me at all, you know I've given this alot of thought.....and I've made a decision and because I'm Finn, it is a very Finn-like decision *VBS* I'm not a young gal, and while I'm not quite as old as dirt, I'm getting there. And what I have come to realize is my blog isn't just about quilts. The idea of typing "finished quilts" or "applique" won't get you far on my blog. I talk about the quilts I make, but that isn't really the true thrust of my blogging. I blog about my life, for one thing. And what I've seen over the years, both of quiltmaking and of living. There are so many labels because I think about many things, and talk about them. I've made you a collage of my blog.
 This is a representation of "Pieces from my scrapbag". These are the bits of fabric old and new, photographs that will fade with age, and the memories that wander through the days of my life and the pieces of my quilts. I can't go clinical, that's not me. I appreciate the streamline look of many blogs, as well as the awesome pictures that can be taken with a better camera, but that's not me either, apparently.
And so I've decided to keep doing what I have been doing nearly four years now, and let my head and my heart lead me where they will.
The people who like my word pictures will still find theme, and fast moving gals can read as they choose and move on. There will be grandchildren and Ebby pictures, and glimpses of life in the Valley. Making quilts is a given, but for me it wouldn't be enough to blog about. I'm not that "into" the new stuff or cranking out quilts. I've cleaned up the categories, as per certain suggestions, because that made sense. I've eliminated some and consolidated others. There is more to do, and I will. I'm coming up on my 4th Blog-a-versary in July, and have written close to 1300 posts. No wonder I have label problems...LOL *VBS*
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13 comments:

Dolores said...

Dear Finn, you have made the best decision for you. It's your blog after all and it should reflect who you are. Nuff said. Or as the Aussies say "Good on ya." (at least I hope that's what they say.)

Dolores said...

Oh I forgot - nice to see you in person (sort of) and I take it that's a recent photo.

Clare said...

Tis your blog my dear. You do as you wish. However, I see you've been fiddling with your blog list *vbs*

Amelia said...

Keep it the way it has been...oh a minor change from time to time will not hurt. Each person is different (God made us that way) in our personalities - so our blogs should reflect that. I think we should be who we are - not try to be something we aren't ...sort of like the saying--- "you get what you see."

Have a wonderful weekend...keep sharing your quilts - along with a bit of philosophy thrown in for good measure.

Hugs from Oklahoma

Amelia

scrappy quilter said...

A girl has to do what a girl has to do. Your blog is one of my favorites blogs, so I'll continue to read whatever changes you might want to make. We are all different and that's a good thing. I sure wouldn't want two of me.

Wow almost 4 years blogging. That's awesome....I can't wait to read the next 4 years...

Hugs my dear friend.

Libby said...

The perfect decision . . . a little spring cleaning doesn't mean we throw out everything we have *s*

Katie said...

What a nice look back and forward too. Thanks letting me come with you.

meggie said...

Good for you Finn! Doing it Your Way!!
Blogging is meant to be fun, I think, & we have all loved & enjoyed your blog just the way it is, & anything you do, is sure to be fine by us.
HugsXX

Narelle said...

You've given me 'food for thought'. I've started to tidy up my labels a bit.

Lilly said...

I will enjoy reading your blog in whatever form you choose.

Gerrie said...

Just to let you know I read your blog fairly often. I enjoy it. I personally like all the differences in people's blogs. Just as there are differences in people. Thanks for sharing.

*karendianne. said...

I'd be here regardless but I like reading how you worked through this. :)

MYRA said...

I'm with Lilly, I will read your blog in whatever form... I enjoy your blog as is.
Personally, I just started using labels not that long ago... 8-)
Thanks for your visits and comments Finn! They make my day! 8-)