Where do we go from here?
(If you are a Buffy nerd you just heard this in your head, didn’t you?)
I have been having an internal struggle about what to do with the blog during its planned renovation this year. As part of a larger transformation (improving pattern layouts and instructions, doing some re-branding for the Knitgrrl patterns and getting new ones released that have been hung up during the transition), I need to decide just what happens HERE going forward.
See, way back in 2002 when I first started the knitblog, there weren’t many blogs period, let alone knitting ones. (First entry. Feel free to laugh). There was no Ravelry, no Facebook, no Twitter, no YouTube, no Instagram, no social media as we know it now. Two years after that first blog post I was sitting on a 2-book contract for the Knitgrrl books. Ten years after that post and I’m running my own knit publishing company with 20-ish available titles, not even counting the 12+ I’d written myself.
My head is spinning just thinking about it!
There are thousands of subscribers to my mailing list, which is often neglected because I don’t like sending out emails without a point. (Oh hi, beloved mailing listers! I am going to mail you about this, though!), and I know from the stats how many of you read the blog, so it’s not like I’m just going to abandon it.
Instead, I want to ask you what you want. What you need. How I can make this a more helpful and better destination for you. And so I’m doing a survey… one where you can win up to $100!
Go here and tell me what you want, what you really really want.
(First Whedon, then the Spice Girls? What is this world coming to, anyway?)
I’d like you to give information about designing and book publishing, i.e.: how to make a proposal, etc.
Tip and tricks, unique stitches, and new and rising knitting “stars”.
I would like a book on pattern grading/sizing. I have kind of stumbled along when it comes to that, luckily only a couple of problems have shown up. I really need to learn the correct way of pattern grading/sizing before I can advance my design career to include garments.