Kudos to Me
One thing i love about the blog community is how i've met and made friends with some wonderful people. Besides the other blogs i read daily, or at least regularly (see sidebar for my regular reading list), i love getting comments. I feel like my posts create a neat dialogue that continues on after. And that's really how i've gotten to know people better.
I usually leave comments on the blogs i read, but not always. So, i now appreciate the 'de-lurker' game that's going around in blogland. At first, i hated the name - made me think of stalking and i don't equate reading blogs and not commenting as threatening or invasive, something too close to my work home - but now i get it. At least in the crafty blogworld sense, not the link to terrorism. I just see it as a great way for us to get to know each other better. I've been able to find new blogs (new to me, anyway). Vegan sites, craft sites, you know it. And what a big compliment to me when i see that my site is listed on their page. How wonderfully nice! I love getting feedback and hellos, and, now i have even more to read and enjoy myself!
I can't stress this enough: I love getting comments too! I look forward to that as much as i do reading other people's blogs. I also love how i have so many things i want to write about and i just don't have enough time.
But, one even more exciting thing is a recent discovery i had yesterday. I'm referenced in a book! My blog is listed as a blog resource in a book! Mine! Too cool, and very surprising, because i had no idea. I guess that's the best sort of compliment to what i do here.
So, the story goes like this. I went to Urban Outfitters yesterday to kill time between meetings - i love looking around there more than i like the mass sale of everything. And, i love their craft-DIY book section. I found a great book that i looked over a bit called Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book. I looked over it some more and decided that it was well worth the purchase. There's a great intro talking about crafts and the recent revolution as well as the connection to feminism (an critique of it) and alternative practices of DIY craft. I fit in there perfectly, i think. There are cool projects like aprons, a paper lantern, a tee shirt bath rug, and a whimsical cake stand. So, i buy it and take it home. At home, hours later, i'm reading it again and i glance at the back. There's a good resource list of stores, on-line sites, cool craft books, etc. and ten 'crafty blogs'. I'm one of them! Of ten! Something else that's cool is that Thimble is mentioned too. Oh, did i mention it was published in the UK and i live in Toronto? Weird but totally cool.
Needless to say, i'm totally happy with this quick buy!
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