For a number of months, I have been maintaining this blog with a new post every week. It’s a fun way for me to share my love of knitting, of crafting, and of generally sharing select aspects of my life. This blog in and of itself is another creative outlet for me, and to those who take the time to stop and read my posts, I thank you. This is what I write about in my personal time about my personal life. Professionally, however, I have been blogging for over two years. Perhaps that’s how I first got bitten by the ‘writing bug.’
I work for a small community Museum, and we maintain a blog also hosted here on WordPress. Somehow, over the 4+ years I’ve been working at this site I love, I have become, among other things, a social media co-ordinator, and the blog maintenance falls to me. We have a monthly feature looking at newspaper headlines from years ago, we have students throughout the year who help share their experiences at the Museum, and we have dozens of previously written historical articles that make for perfect blog content. But, every so often, original content needs to be written, and I happy sit, research, and write. I studied history in school, so writing new posts for the blog brings be back to those days when I was writing dozens of essays for my various classes. This time, it’s better because I’m not stressing about what grade the writing will get. I write for the sheer enjoyment of writing about topics I am truly passionate about.
My WordPress reader really is a funny space because it is a great mixture of knitting and handicraft blogs to history and museum blogs, very aptly reflective of my life and interests. I loved writing my post about the Sontag because it combined my love of research and knitting, and it’s made me want to find more historical patterns to knit and learn more about. The Sontag is still on my needles, but I’m nearing the finish line! Once it’s finished, I’ll share pictures of the finished object, along with me in my Victorian finest!