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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Blogging Is Like A Fine Yarn

After careful research and hours of blog perusal I have concluded that roughly 90% of the blogs I come across that are participating in the NaBloPoMo have one of two subjects: kids or knitting. Sometimes they even have both kids and knitting.

Now, I can totally understand wanting to post pictures of your adorable children. And heck, I even understand if knitting is your thing. I mean, I'm a librarian, for cripes sake- I know from weird affinities. It's just... well, who really wants to read every day about how many stitches you purled last night? Or what kind of scarves you're sewing for your 12 children? Seriously, there has to be more to your life. I know how to knit too, people, but I choose not to bore everyone out of their skulls when they happen upon my writing. Doubly so when I decide to write every day for a solid month.

I'm also very curious what the relationship is between knitting and blogging. More research needs to be done on this topic. Is it simply that knitting is the latest hipster geek chic? Is it all just something to do with your hands? Or is it that the quiet, more introverted types are drawn to writing for an anonymous audience?

I guess whether you're knitting or blogging, you're spinning yarns. Har de har.


Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

for some reason, that last line got "stayin' alive" in my head.

9:26 AM

Blogger Michael rocks hardcore!

oh man, you are gonna have some knitters coming down on yo' ass!

9:56 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

M- I'm not scared of no knitters. I have information power!

11:08 AM

Anonymous micah rocks hardcore!

ha! Thank you for posting this. I like to use the 'randomizer' but it gets frustrating when the last 23 blogs are about knitting booties. Unless there's a chance you could knit yourself to a chair, I don't want to hear about it.

12:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous rocks hardcore!

NPW, I think you're on to something! What is up with all of the knitting talk on blogs? I know I am guilty of the kid thing, but I try to make sure I don't post too many kid updates in a row. It might be weird if I just stopped writing about her entirely. I love the David Cross bit about how he hates his friends with kids that say nonesense such as, "Billy looked at a grape today." That is so like me. Oh well, if people don't like it, they can buzz of. : D
-Fran (mother of one [monkey])

2:00 PM

Blogger Autumn rocks hardcore!

I neither knit nor have kids. From time to time I've wondered what the hell do I blog about then? I mean compared to everyone else...

:) It's a lonely world for us childless non-knitters. We should unite or something.

4:23 PM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Micah: If only I could learn how to K1 P2 those bloggers to their chairs, I would do that for you. And then blog about it.

Fran: You can write about your monkey all you want because she's cute as a peach! Plus, your posts are fun- I think that might be the key. Entertainment!

Autumn: Let's form a coalition: Childless Bloggers with Gap Scarves. Are you in?

5:21 PM

Blogger erin rocks hardcore!

I do knit, but there's no possible way that I could bring myself to write a post about it every single day. In fact, I've only ever mentioned it once, and that was because someone on my blogroll asked me to knit him something. But even still, I'd definitely join the childless bloggers with Gap scarves coalition.

9:27 PM


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