Long time, no see.
I have been all over the internet the last few weeks – just not here. My last post got the attention of a company in the UK that makes art prints, and they started following me and “reblogged” my post, which means they took the beginning part of it and put it on their blog with a little link that lets people continue reading the post here on my blog. Nothing wrong with that really – except that now I feel like I’m sharing my Project Life (ie my LIFE) with all kinds of random people looking to buy art prints in England. And that really bothers me – especially since my content has nothing to do with their business! I feel like I’m being used. It’s really bothering me to think that any time I post a photo here, I might be contributing to a blog for a business that I know nothing about and do not support in any way.
Now I know the internet is all about this kind of thing. At least I’m getting credited in this case. There are plenty of web pages that are just lifted straight from other people’s blogs. And what’s the difference between people seeing my life in this blog vs seeing an excerpt of it on someone else’s blog? I don’t know, but it’s still creeping me out a bit.
So that’s why I haven’t blogged for a while.
I wish wordpress would allow people to opt out of having their content reblogged. I don’t think I want to have a private blog because I like to share my links on Facebook when I post something that I think will interest certain friends. I don’t want people to have to log in to see what I’ve written. I don’t think they’d bother.
By the way, I would also love to know why I had 50 views of my “new old fence” post on April 16th, with 32 referrals from Facebook. Especially since I only have 58 friends on Facebook and most of those people saw the post when it was new, over a year ago. What the hell? Every other day I have 0-9 views.
Blogging is a strange public-private enterprise. I think of my audience as being my family, my good friends, a few other friends who see a specific link on Facebook, and a few random people who have found me because of a shared interest or a comment I have left on another blog (Hi there, people I don’t know! welcome!)
I don’t know how I would cope if this blog was actually popular! I don’t know…
Anyway, I share my Project Life pages on instagram at the beginning of each week when I finish them. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue to share them here as well, or in what form. I’m not sure that any of you who follow me here ever cared about my PL pages anyway! I am OK about sharing crafts and refashions and stuff like that, even with the art print people, so I guess I will try to document some of that.
I’m actually working on a refashion right now. Well, kind of working on it… I’ve only had the guts to make a couple of cuts so far. But I think I have figured out what I want to do now, and I’m almost ready to go for it. I’ll snap a few pictures for you and see you back here in a few days (??) with a new skirt!