A while back I found my old website/blog. I've been searching for it for ages using random keywords and old usernames. It was on Yahoo Geocities and didn't appear to be cached. Yes, it was that shit that even Google decided not to take screenshots of it. But for some reason it has popped up in a very random place. It's incredibly old because it says that my children are 10, 8 and 2. The 10 year old is now 21! Anyway, it has very garish pages - the type that make your eyes bleed - and one day, when I have rehashed all the
good salvageable material from it, I may let you see it.
One part of the website, my obsession for cross-stitching is clear. There are about six pages (that are still linked) with project ideas, jokes (!!), hints and tips and a little "10 ways to become a better stitcher" narrative. We've all seen those "10 ways to become a better..." across the internet so, just to prove how adaptable they are, here are some of the "Stitcher Rules" cheekily rehashed into "Blogger Rules".
10 ways to become a better
- Make sure you complete one
designblog post before starting another.
- Banish dogs, cats, children, partners and anything else that's likely to
make a messcause a distraction from your stitchingblogging area.
- Subscribe to
a reputable magazinelots of blogs and you can't fail to improve your stitchingown blogging.
- Surf the Net - it's packed with brilliant
stitching sitesblogs bursting with stitching factsgreat content.
- Teach a friend to
stitchblog - you'll pass on your enthusiasm for stitchingblogging, but you'll also go back over the basics yourself and unlearn any bad habits you've acquired.
French Knotsbasic HTML.
- Keep a notebook to record
what you have stitched and for whomrandom ideas.
- Organise your
stitching cupboarddraft posts or notebooks. Frantically searching for a certain colour skein in a plastic bagidea on a scrap of paper does nothing for your sanity.
- Take a break from your
stitchingblogging to do something different and you'll return to it fully revitalised. Cross stitchingBlogging is addictive but don't set yourself impossible deadlinesgoals. Just enjoy it!