will cheer a Crafty Blogger!
I have decided that I really need to branch out a bit so I've started following some blogs (both company and individuals) that I really like.... I don't normally have loads of time to sit and read through all of them but the "blogs I read" thing on my blogger panel helps. I can scroll down through to see what everyone is up to.
I've been trying to visit at least one or two a day - it doesn't take too long and heck I can do it while I'm on hold or waiting for a return call or while I'm working in the office (we own our own small business so I have office work related to do each day).
I started noticing that most posts on many of these blogs don't even have a single comment. Now I know that everyone is busy and is usually browsing on their phone (sorry, I haven't joined the smart phone legion yet) but still...not even a single comment? It's very sad. Since I create a post each weekday for Ink Stains I know how much work goes into making the project, photographing, writing it up, editing, etc. a single blog post. It's a lot of work NOT being acknowledged. Yes, some of these artists may only post once or twice a month on some blogs (company blogs especially) but hey, they still put the effort in to that project. I know it can get discouraging when you put time and effort into something without anyone noticing.
So, I have decided to start my own movement
(everyone has one these days don't ya know)...
Mine is going to be
"A Comment a Day Cheers a Crafty Blogger!"
How does it work? Simple, post a comment on at least one crafty blog a day...it takes maybe 30-40 seconds - a minute or two at the most. I think we can all spare a moment of time to pat someone one the back for a job well done. Pick a blog you follow all the time, choose a random blog you find accidentally, go to your favorite retailers blog or mfg blog and let them know you like/appreciate their projects, products (for mfgs), time and money - because it does get expensive to share cards, lay-outs, tips, tutorials, techniques, templates, etc. on their blogs.
Won't you join me by posting a comment a day?
Now if I were computer literate I'd create some sort of nifty button but I don't have a clue....I'll have to see if I can get a computer genius help me out with that...until then, please just spread the word and start commenting!
NOTE: after I finished this post I realized some people might think I'm just trying to get comments on my posts...that's honestly not what I'm trying to do...but I do love them :) I just think it's sad that so very many crafty bloggers aren't getting the acknowledgement they deserve. Won't you help me change that one comment at a time?