at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum (we had a great day!) and waiting for me when I got back was the latest copy of Craftseller, due in the shops on Tuesday. I was very excited and a little nervous!
Why? I was waiting to see this copy, because it has my blogging article in...
and although I take photos regularly to illustrate my blogs and for my my website, I am definitely no professional photographer - I worried myself silly over the quality of the photos I had to supply for this article. I think blogging is probably a difficult subject to illustrate anyway, but I think my photos worked ok and I like how they used them.
If you buy or subsribe to Craftseller, you may notice I quoted Ros, of Ros Made Me fame, and Sue Bulmer, who both had something quite enlightening to say about blogging - basically, it's not all about you, it's often about your audience and that's what builds success. The people who realise that (or maybe they don't always realise it, they're just nice thoughful people!) are the ones whose blogs really work well.
So, a big thanks to everyone who reads this blog (and my other one too)! Ultimately, it's the readers that make anybody's blog into a community rather than the monologue it starts out from - and it's the readers who spur you on to write more.
Oh and a big thank you to the Craftseller team too. Crafter and expert blogger? Me? Really? Well, it's in print so it must be true... *laughs rather nervously*
Brilliant blog? Why, thank you so much... *blushes* ... yes, you flatter me far too much, Craftseller team, but it's rather nice to be flattered sometimes. Thank you.