Last night at The Belfast Bloggers Meetup at Farset Labs I was able to put faces to names and meet folks from all sorts that I probably wouldn't have met before. Farset Labs is a great space, and rare in the city. It runs on donations and volunteer effort and buckets of good will. It's… Continue reading Belfast Bloggers!
This started off as a comment on Karie Bookish's blog post, Knitting as Lifestyle Brand? But it got so long I had to put it here! I wanted to touch on two points in her post: Why I knit, and also the "staged sweetness" idea. We're not just performing ourselves online, we perform ourselves all… Continue reading The Presentation of Self in Everyday Knitting
First there were "web logs", where people would keep track of interesting finds as they trawled through the internet. Blogs brought up questions about image/video reuse and copyright. But now many people and brands realize it's free advertising... If referenced properly. I noticed a few years ago, many crafty blogs were just people with a… Continue reading Pinteresting pinners on Pinterest!