Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Blog suggestions needed

I know I've mentioned in previous posts that I've been struggling with my crafting motivation and inspiration. In addition, blogging has become a bit of a chore -- something I feel like I have to do, not something I necessarily want to do. I'd like to change that, and I could use your help.

What is something that you like to see on blogs? Are there certain types of posts that inspire or motivate you? Maybe layout challenges or color combinations or different ways to use a certain stamp set. If you have a blog, are there certain posts that are especially fun for you? As for content of blog posts, do you like reading a lot of text, or would you rather just get right to the pictures/projects?

I know I don't have many blog readers, but if you happen to see this post I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Andrea, I always pop by your blog every few days to see what you've been up to. I like the fact that you make interesting cards using some SU and some other stuff. I also enjoy your gardening posts :)

    From my perspective, nothing on your blog needs to change but I understand you're looking for ideas. I like pics and not too much text as I have a lot of blogs to check!

    Thanks for sharing your craft.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to reply! I'm glad you like the combo of Stampin' Up! with other companies' products. There's just so much fun stuff out there! We have to start planning our garden for this year. :)

  2. I hope you'll continue blogging - I realize I haven't commented before, and of course, now wish I had done so.

    I like what you post because I like to make cards of a similar style and enjoy the ideas. You write in a style that makes me feel welcome - for example, in the most recent post, how you changed the layout of the card to make up for a little glitch.

    I like to learn about color combos and layout ideas, well...pretty much anything about card making.

    It's fun as well to hear about other things too, the garden, the cats and so on.

    1. Thanks so much for your comments and kind words, Judy! I'm so glad you enjoy my cards. That made my day! :)

  3. Hi Andrea! I agree with the posts above ad always enjoy seeing your creations:-)
    I like to learn new ways of using old stamps or sets so I get the most from them. I also like to learn different folding or layout techniques that are simple but effective. I LOVE pocket or gift card ideas as well as bookmark ideas.
    And of course I LOVE seeing and hearing what our gorjuss cats have been up to!
    I pretty much enjoy all your posts, even though I may not comment on all them. I like that you often use Stampin Up fave company:-)
    I also enjoy your gardening posts and love to see what you have planted and how they are growing. I prefer cards that are reasonably easy to make, but enjoy all kinds and have been known to make cards that take me days to finish!
    Don't stress Andrea, just keep doing what you are doing:-) We appreciate all your hard work!
    Hugs to you and your two gorjuss cats:-) xxoo
    Sunshine, New Zealand

    1. Thanks for your comments, Sunshine! I like learning about the crafty things you enjoy. I may have to try some new folding techniques. :)