Yes, there's a story. No, it's not for you.
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So you wanna start a knit blog!
Well, honey, I'm not going to try to talk you out of it because you can't reason with crazy, however, I would like to offer a little friendly advice.
01. Spell check is your friend.
02. Do not spam Ravelry with a link to your blog and expect to have ANYONE like you and/or read you more than once.
03. If you ask for people to read your blog and give you feedback, do not argue with them. "I know my grammar is bad, but it's too late to do anything about it now" and you're 12 is not going to make you any friends or fans. However, it could get you mocked on someone else's blog. *waves hello*
04. Do not expect to have big deal blogger numbers. EVER! Most people never get hundreds of comments on every post, and trust me, that's for the best. Replying to comments is a huge time suck!
05. Use spell check!
06. When you have a finished object to photograph, FFS! clean the background area first! Make your bed, then put down the sweater. Do dishes and scrub the sink before showing off the dish cloth. Clear a patch of carpet AND vacuum before laying out a schmata. No one wants to know that you live in an animal or see your bong or know what kind of undies you wear. Nor do you want people emailing around a link to your blog so they can all go to G+ and debate WTF is that thing in the corner of your photograph.
07. While all projects cannot be winners, please try to own your tragic ones. If you are overly proud of something that is clearly flawed, you could very well end up with an unfortunate nickname like the Tragic Sock for example. (I still miss her and sort of wish she would update, but sort of not.)
08. Also. No one needs to see 15 photos of your afghan in progress. Not even if you are wrapped up in it like there's a blizzard outside and your heat is out. Nor do we need to see 25 FO photos of you in a sweater. Trust me. We know it's sweater. Post one modeled shot, one flat shot and move on.
09. Which brings me to the unalienable truth of blogging that we all must keep in mind. No one thinks you're nearly as interesting/smart/funny as you think you are. Not your mother. Not your cat. Not the random dude in your bed. NO ONE! When posting, try to offer something for those people reading you can comment on. Give them something or they may turn on you and that's never pretty.
10. Which reminds me, do not email around to find out why people are not commenting on your blog. People can smell the desperate.
Come back next week, my darlings, when Aunt Cranky will point out errors some etsy shop keepers have made. Yes, it's going to be that kind of year.