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Old 12-28-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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What is it that you most like to see in a blog?
I've just posted my latest entry to my blog and you can check it out at, but I'm curious to find out what others in this forum most like o see in knitting blogs or blogs in general? Just curious.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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I like a few pictures of finished projects and various notes like deviations made from the pattern (yarn, needle size, gauge, etc.) and what problems people ran into. When I finish this hat I'm working on I plan on making some notes like "don't pay attention to the line that says 'at the same time' 'cause it doesn't belong there!" I like reading about people's knitting adventures.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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Like knitncook, I like pictures of FO, WIP and details about the yarn, needles, lessons learned etc. I don't mind a little off-topic stuff, like, I'd love to see a few pictures of your salt and pepper collection. And it looks like you're off to a good start.. I enjoyed it and you've already got several comments so that's encouraging!

But overall, I find my favorite blogs have great pictures and, there's something about them that I find inspiring... they make me strive to be a better knitter.

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Old 12-28-2007, 01:10 PM   #4
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I've just blogged on the same suject..

i don't just read knitting blogs (but mostly)

i like short easy to read paragraphs (and blog that are clogged with LONG endless paragraphs don't get read often)

I like photo's (of progress, of yarn, of FO, of anything (even a gratuitus sunset is better than nothing!)

I like thought and philosophies. (not just what is being knit, but why!)

I dislike post about cute cats, or cuddly dogs.. (once is while is ok, but pets are not an deep interest of mine)

babies are fun.. but even they are less interesting when i really don't know them, (or their parents).

Food is OK (again, i don't really read food blogs, but a recipe once or twice a month, or a food post as often,--is ok.

I like tutorials.. (i don't always learn stuff, but i like to learn how others explain!)
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:11 PM   #5
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Nouns, verbs, adjectives.

What do you mean guys don't knit?

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Old 12-28-2007, 01:27 PM   #6
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Content is good.

reasonable frequency of posting is good. - there are some great blogs out there that I only check once a month or so because there are almost never any new posts (but the ones that come up are usually good)

On the other hand there are blogs that get updated several times a day that never *say* anything. So why read them?
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:10 PM   #7
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I think your blog looks great and will check back often. I love to read about knitting adventures, but like some insight into the person, as well. I have to agree that pictures are very important, and it looks like you are off to a good start with the photo of your beautiful embroidery!!

And, unlike Of Troy, I love gratuitous pet photos

Have fun with your blog!!
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:54 PM   #8
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What a nice start! I think that your blog is visually appealing...something that is important to me...or else I won't read for long.

For me, humor is one of the most important things in a blog. I also like blogs that are updated regularly. I don't read them very often, but if someone's writing style catches my eye, I'll visit periodically.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:16 PM   #9
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I like to see photos, photos, and more photos. I also love to hear the author's opinions on yarn, designs, authors, and needles. And, reviews on the latest knitting tools are helpful, if you have them.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:54 AM   #10
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You are off to a good start.

I just started a blog myself a couple of months ago-- and I do have lots of photos... lots..
*Check it out!!! Lots of photos
*It's all about: The Life and adventues of an American living overseas who finds time to knit every now and then.
Updated almost daily.. honest!
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