... Submissive to everything, open, listening ... Write in recollection and amazement for yourself ... Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it ... Be in love with yr life ...Yep, in the absence of a Blogtopian Baedecker remembering Jack Kerouac will do just fine, don't you think? And now, I haven't forgotten that you're waiting to discover who won the Craft it Forwards giveaway. I popped the names into a hat earlier - Rikke, recently completed - and the Mr. did the honours - no pics I'm afraid, he was in his PJs at the time. And the winners are - imagine a little trumpet fanfare here if you will - Jane at Marigold Jam, who wins the egg cosy and egg cup combo, and Gillian at Tales from a Happy House, who wins the muffatees. Ladies if you could email me your contact details and postal addresses that would be fabulous (there's a little email icon top left). Hugest thanks to everyone who entered, I just wish I had prizes for you all. And thank you too to all who joined the apple conversation ... some great recipes m'dears, ta muchly ;D
03 September 2012
42 Remember Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac types excepted of course, along with the average niche blogger. How many of us had our route through Blogtopia mapped out on the day we first hit 'publish'? Not many, I'd guess. Did you? I sure didn't. Mostly we bloggers begin with a passion for something and the desire to communicate that passion. Be it food, family, or fashion, we blog about the thing we love best. But, like most folk, bloggers are multifaceted. So what happens to all the other stuff we have to say? As the author of a knitting blog that's been decidedly light on knitting of late it's a question I've been pondering. Particularly as my knitting posts often prove to be my least popular. I've realised that, without meaning to, I've morphed from a knitter who blogs to a blogger who knits, and along the way, it would seem, I've switched from a niche topic to a niche demographic. Looking about me I see I'm not the only one; I read a fair few blogs that began with a single creative endeavour - crochet, cooking, caravan adventures - but which now encompass so much more. Blogs written by my kind of person for my kind of person. And I cherish the sense of community I get from those peeks into the lives of complex people who I know would be chums if they lived next door. But if I didn't need a road map before, maybe niche-less - but still with knitting - I do now. Which brings me to Jack Kerouac's Belief & Technique for Modern Prose: A List of Essentials.