(warning: wordy, somewhat whiny post to follow. . .)
i am still having a hard time getting back into the groove of blogging.
perhaps i spend too much time on pinterest (definite yes!).
or maybe i am just blogged out, but it really seems like there isn't much left to blog about.
it has all been done.
i can't tell you how many variations of the same scarf i see day after day. . .
and if i want to make a curtain for my window, i don't have sit and figure it out all by myself, i can google it and find a fantastic tutorial all ready to go!
but who wants to read about and see pictures of my using someone else's tutorial? BOORRRRINNNGGG!
the really successful bloggers have number 1: fantastic photos.
i don't have a big, fancy-schmancy camera.
number 2: they often have 'new' ideas. something we haven't seen twenty times before.
i am apparently not that creative. my ideas either don't work out or someone else comes up with the same thing, only they publish their idea the week before i get mine done.
and theirs looks better.
and is easier to understand.
for instance, i have recently tried making my own laundry detergent, after seeing it pinned daily for months. it is awesome. i love it. so, i started working on a blog post about it. i took pictures, spent time calculating costs, spent time coming up with something witty to say about it, uploading pictures, etc. and then i realized that everyone else has probably already seen several laundry detergent recipes. the one i used had really cool looking pics-- much better than mine. and i was spending lots of time to just 're-post' something that has already been done.
this dress i first saw on grosgrain and wanted so badly to copy it.
a few months later, the darling little blog Un Petit Design recreated it AND added a free pattern AND has simply adorable photos to go along with it.
so what do you think? what do you enjoy seeing on a sewing blog? what inspires you to continue to blog about the things you create? where do you find your ideas?
am i just lacking passion?
or maybe just an overload of (other people's) ideas?