Sahara left me a comment a couple of days ago after she found my blog through Utah Grrl, Isela. She complimented my knitting and embroidery, so I know she took some time to check out my blog. I did the same when I went to her blog from the link she left and found it full of interesting knitting and fascinating posts. It's the type of connection I love in Blogland.
Once in awhile someone will ask a question in the comments that leaves me wondering if the person read my post or checked out the blog at all before asking. Often the answer is in the post or one from a day or two ago. There are 5 days worth of posts on the front page and many times the posts hold the answers. So I have this question to ask of you. How do you blog?
Let's say you come across a new blog you haven't seen before and it looks interesting, full of pictures, and knitting you like. Do you read the first post or two only or do you really look around the blog? Do you check the FO photos, the archives and/or the links on the sidebar? Do you let the person know you like what you see and that you’ll be back?
When you go to a blog that you read daily, or whenever you have the chance, do you check to see if they have added anything new to their blog? (Some of you do, I know.) Do you read every word of a post or do you scan it, skim for content that catches your eye? Do you check the links and/or comments?
Do you generally blog on the fly and hit as many blogs as you can, or do you take you time to visit only a few blogs and read them thoroughly and leave a comment?
What is it that attracted you reading a blog in the first place? If you blog do you enjoy new bloggers stopping by to comment so you can go check out their blogs, too?
As the on-line knitting community grows it becomes increasingly hard to visit as many blogs as I'd like, and it seems to become more impossible each day, as new bloggers come out of the ethernet. The best way for me to find new reads is when someone stops by and leaves a comment, as time to check the ever-growing Knit Ring is limited. So, let me introduce you to some of the new blogs I've found.
Liz of Athena Dreams knows how to take beautiful photos that show off her incredible knitting. When you visit, don’t forget to look at her Multi-Media Album. The "A" for the ABC Along made for very interesting reading, too. (See my side bar for the ABC Along ring and make the rounds for many good posts beginning with "A".)
Theresa of Knitting Underway also has an interesting blog and like many of us has to join as many KALs as possible.
Chris of Stumbling over Chaos has a very nice looking black cat, Chaos, who reminds me of my one and only feline friend, Chico. She’s got some good knitting going, too.
Laura of Sugar Bunny Boulevard has pictures of her darling children and her very nice knitting, too.
Beth S. often left comments on my blog and then started her own. She's a fabulous knitter.
Plain Jane just came to my attention just recently and she has great pictures of her fabulous knits, too.
Alex has also been a fun read and I love the name of her blog.
Alison does some beautiful knitting and also makes small dolls. You must see her latest.
Thank you to all of you for coming by and introducing me to your blogs.
Leave a comment if you are also a fairly new blogger. We all would like to get to know you, too.
And just to keep the sock mania in a frenzy, Amie is keeping a count of all the sock knit in 2006. Can we together knit 2006 socks in 2006? (Button on my side bar.) You can join many SockAlong groups for inspiration and ideas. Let's knit up a sock storm!
I leave you with the beautiful view of Mt. Olympus in the Wasatch Moutains (here in our valley). It was taken Tuesday while walking my boyz. It always takes my breath away. You must click to get the full effect.