It’s been exactly a year since I started this little blog as an outlet for my writing and sharing my crafty exploits.
I’m still enjoying it, even though I haven’t been posting as much in the last few months or so. I started a new job a few weeks before Christmas, so things got a bit hectic for a while back there…but I think I’m finally getting back to normality with blogging, writing and publishing and all that.
I’ve been writing on Medium and uploading a lot recently to my print on demand shops recently too, which also takes time away from this blog.
The First Year
I published 159 posts in 2021.
Surprisingly January and February were my best months for views!
I mainly focussed on showing what I had knitted, crocheted or sewn last year. But there were a few posts about writing, life and other creative outlets such as designing for print on demand.
Last year was the year when I joined everything!
Medium, RedBubble, Society6, Spoonflower etc. As well as getting to grips with all the software you need to use them, like Photoshop and Canva.
RedBubble has the process sorted, but it takes me a little longer to upload to Society6! Nevertheless, I hope to carry on more with both of these print on demand sites and more this year.
Medium has gone brilliantly! It’s a different style of writing over there. More self-help and actual articles, along with some shortform pieces. You can write about different topics or niche down, it’s up to you. I tend to write about writing, print on demand, making money online and honestly, whatever other crap pops into my head. And it works…last month in January 2022 I meant to post more but just haven’t had the time with work. And it still made me money with literally NO POSTS PUBLISHED!
So, the other online things are going well as well as this little blog.
If you think about it, this little blog started it all! Small beginnings…
Below is a gallery of some of the crafty makes I completed last year in the first year of this blog.
And that isn’t even half of it!
I made my first 2 knitted jumpers, my first sewn skirt, my first backpack, my first wreath…a lot of firsts last year!
It’s been fun and full on!
Since I’ve been away for a few months from the blog, I thought I’d try and post something everyday in February. So far so good! No constraints or challenges, just a post every single day. To, you know, get back into the swing of things!
Hope you’re all having a lovely day! x