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  1. siouxian
    siouxian May 26, 2011 at 6:43 am |

    Thanks for this. I am currently experimenting with and learning by doing and found this both useful and encouraging.

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  2. Linda Cooper
    Linda Cooper May 26, 2011 at 8:23 am |

    I do a daily blog,using blogger, and the viewing figures are climbing steadily. It is all about finding your “thing” as my daughter puts it and going with it. To really get the viewing figures climbing, I think you need to publish daily.
    Linda
    http://myblogfinallymadeit.blogspot.com/2011/05/mayhem-on-folksy.html

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  3. madbagbywendy
    madbagbywendy May 26, 2011 at 8:24 am |

    Looking forward to this series. I am one of those who love reading craft blogs, but can’t see me having anything to share on a blog of my own

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  4. Blue Forest Jewellery
    Blue Forest Jewellery May 26, 2011 at 9:01 am |

    Great series for anyone new to blogging.
    I was sceptical about it at first (what will I write, will anyone be interested, how much time will it take that I’d rather be using crafting) but now to be honest, it’s just a way of life. You can get great interaction with other crafters, and I’m sure it’s great for SEO too.

    Alison x

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  5. Julie Robertson
    Julie Robertson May 26, 2011 at 9:42 am |

    Really enjoy Folksy blogs & this one is no exception. I enjoy dipping in & out of blogs both personal ones and crafty ones.

    I know it can seem difficult at first but believe me, when you start you’ll suddenly find lots of things to write about. I have two – a personal one & a crafty one. For craft I don’t just write about me, what I’ve made and fairs I’ll be at; I enjoy writing about handmade items I’ve bought, crafty events and I’ve just started simple reviews of books I’ve bought.

    Im not saying i get everything right but here’s my blog http://craftyfrayededges.wordpress.com if you fancy a look.

    Jules

    PS most blogging sites allow you to schedule your entries so why not write two at once and schedule one for later in the week.

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  6. Leonie
    Leonie May 26, 2011 at 10:35 am |

    This was really helpful, and I’m going to follow the rest of the series and check out Craft Blog as I’m in desperate need of a little direction! Thanks Hilary and thanks Folksy!

    I started craft blogging a week or two ago, and I’m a nervous, self-conscious state over it. Is it just me who gets like that? At the same time I really enjoy doing it, and I really hope I’ll just toughen up a bit and get over myself ;).

    http://www.polkadotblue.blogspot.com

    Leonie
    xox

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  7. Mellie
    Mellie May 26, 2011 at 10:55 am |

    hi everyone,
    I’m fairly new to the world of making and selling so so far I don’t have anything to sell but I am currently in the designing and making phase, however I have been blogging for several years now for my old job and also for myself.
    It’s great fun I find, when you get into it, when ever you find something new or you have some news you blog about it and it’s like telling all your friends.
    I also subscribe to a ton of blogs through google reader which I save up and read on a saturday morning or whenever i feel like being inspired.
    I use wordpress and it’s taken me a while to get the hang of it but now i have the app on my iphone and can blog anything from anywhere.
    Have a look at my blog, I don’t know if it’s wrong or right but I have fun writing it, happy blogging!

    http://www.mellielang.com

    Mellie xx

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  8. heather aka NiftyKnits
    heather aka NiftyKnits May 26, 2011 at 11:14 am |

    I’ve been blogging since May 2008 – just checked, doesn’t seem possible. I use blogger but have just recently given it a facelift and redirected it to my own domain http://www.niftyknits.co.uk/

    I’m really pleased about that, it means everything is in one place and I only need one link on cards etc, but annoyingly there’s a bug which means my archived posts aren’t searchable at the moment. There are a couple of workarounds, but be warned!

    As for content, I don’t stick to a rigid schedule, and I blog about all sorts. As a reader, I get bored by blogs which are just about the blogger’s craft and shop, so I write about whatever comes to mind. Sometimes it’s craft related, sometimes not. Yesterday it was about the fossil shark teeth I found on the beach.

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  9. heather aka NiftyKnits
    heather aka NiftyKnits May 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm |

    Back again ;-)

    I just read an excellent post about blogging, thought it’d be good to share here http://lilaclace.blogspot.com/2011/05/blogging-tips-from-pro-you-have-to-read.html

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  10. Emma aka Petits Bijoux
    Emma aka Petits Bijoux May 27, 2011 at 11:10 am |

    Hi, great post, looking forward to the next ones. I have recently started a blog myself, and while not updating daily or sometimes even weekly, I have found that it’s a really enjoyable process!

    As I said, I’m new to blogging, so any tips or feedback would be very welcome:

    http://www.petitsbijouxjewellery.blogspot.com

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  11. Cat Among the Pigeons
    Cat Among the Pigeons May 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm |

    Hello, good post, and also good comments above (which I will read more carefully when I am on hols next week). I too am new to blogging, I like it but I am slow, would love it if you could take a look, maybe leave a comment, let me know what you think.

    http://catamongthepigeonspress.wordpress.com/blog/

    Thanks!

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  12. Ikenna @blogmobilepro
    Ikenna @blogmobilepro May 31, 2011 at 9:11 am |

    Seems you’ll be having an interesting blogging series. This all makes me remember when I was starting out not too long ago. I wish all the new bloggers a happy session here.

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  14. Sally
    Sally June 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm |

    Excellent post for new bloggers.

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  15. Jason @ Gold Work embroidery
    Jason @ Gold Work embroidery July 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm |

    For a newby to our world, this blog is excellent.

    Thank you for taking the time to do it

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  16. Lisa
    Lisa September 19, 2011 at 4:36 am |

    Thanks for sharing. Blog actually works as a community where participants express their opinion about the topic or theme that blog talks about. They interact to each other and share meaningful thoughts like what we do right here. :)

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