This is a bit of a bizarre post – much self promotion for all of the lovely people on my RSS feed, and also a chance for me to find out what you read.
I’m on a mission to read all about all the blogs to do with knitting in the universe…OK, maybe not, but I did purchase Reeder for iMac (sorry, I’m an all-Apple girl) and have been having a lot of fun adding all of the blogs I read regularly to it. I am, shock horror gasp, going to list all the knitting specific blogs in this post. Are you ready?
Contents of Corrie’s RSS Feed Reader
1. The Sexy Knitter
2. Plutonium Muffins (haha, yes it’s in my RSS — to see what I look like on other feeds and make adjustments!)
3. Susan B. Anderson
4. Nancy Knits
5. Knitting Project of the Day
6. Babajezas Wundertute
9. Elephant Knits
10. Ginx Craft
11. Good Enough.
12. handmade by stefanie
15. Knitting Love
16. Little Cotton Rabbits
17. minding my own stitches
18. Mochimochi Land
19. Spinster Beth
20. Stitched Together
21. Tami’s Amis and Other Creations
22. Tanya Today
23. The Gingerbread Bunny
25. Will Knit for Food
26. iMake [General Craft]
27. A Crochet Ninja [Crochet]
28. Crochet with Raymond [Crochet]
29. Twinkie Chan Blog [Crochet]
Two things to note. The numbers are for reference only, and are the order in which these appear in the RSS feed. Not by order of preference. The second thing to note is that even though this list may seem crazy, I assure you, it isn’t really. Actually, it’s quite empty compared to the other blogs in my Reeder, which are tagged under “Lifestyle”, “Cooking”, “General Craft”. Some are included with their classification in [square brackets] as they have a knitting or spinning interest too.
I skim-read about 50 blogs a day, and read those that catch my eye (about 20) in depth. I have a new mission for September, which is to classify all the blogs I read and have a good idea of those which I must not miss out on. I will quite regularly ‘forget’ about a blog I really like if I get distracted by life, then come back to it a couple of months later and have loads of back-log to read, which is irritating. Another issue is when other bloggers post infrequently and I miss their posts when they do come. Irritating!
So, my question to you is – of those listed, which of these blogs do you read? And, which ones do you think I’m missing off? I’d like to know what your top three blogs are, and possibly why if you’re feeling up to it. I love to read about other people’s projects – especially when my depression gets on top of me and all I want to do is sit on the sofa and can’t even extend my hands to knit. It’s a great source of inspiration – and I’m basically being selfish and asking you to tell me what inspires you!
Thank you so much if you comment, it means a lot.
PS: Not all the blogs I read are even listed – there are still a large number I haven’t extracted off Pinterest yet.
PPS: I’m eventually going to put my favourite 20 on my blogroll, and will keep a more comprehensive list elsewhere on the blog, so this issue is by no means going to go away!