Diary of a Mad Blog Woman

Has it been over a week since my last post? I feel like I’m blogging all the time, and yet this poor, sweet blog has been neglected. And yet, I am only one person, so I’m pretty okay with this. 🙂

To me, blogging is part of the art I create. Since I started my first
blog at age 15, I’ve had a little love affair with HTML, tweaking the
look of a website or blog post. Although my interests have changed (my first blog was all about finding free stuff online!), I’m
still just as nerdy when it comes to my blogs.

It may
seem a little funny that I spend more time each week blogging about
crafts than actually crafting. But as I’ve transitioned from working
full-time in a corporate job to freelancing, I feel so thankful to have
these outlets!


Most recently, I started writing for Craftsy’s
quilting blog! I am very excited to be posting there regularly to share
quilt pattern round-ups, tips and tricks as well as some tutorials.
Here are a few of my recent posts at Craftsy:

When I started my Lindsay Sews blog in 2008, I
had no idea that it would lead me to opportunities like blogging for
others, writing a book or contributing to magazines.

didn’t know I would design sewing patterns or host a sew along for
people I’ve never met in real life. And then that one day we would meet
in real life. 🙂

I also
didn’t know that Facebook would turn into such a huge platform for
businesses and that we’d all be Pinning and Instragramming our creative

I didn’t know any of
this! And I think that’s the beauty of stepping out into your
creativity. To walk toward something that might even scare you. Because
even with the fear and/or anxiety that comes with blogging (putting
yourself out there), I really firmly believe that creativity is meant
to be shared. We are all in this together, right?


As some of you know, I’ve also been an editor over at CraftFoxes
for the last year. Time flies! Though I don’t always write a lot of
posts, I do much of the work behind the scenes like monitoring traffic,
SEO, member submissions and more.

Did you know that you
can share your projects and how-tos at CraftFoxes? This is great for
crafters who haven’t made the leap (or don’t have time) to blog. But on the flip side, it’s a great place to promote projects on your own blog. You can upload your crafts and link back to your own tutorial.

Even with these great outlets, I’m so thankful to have this little blog and am ever so grateful for the friendships that have started here. 
I love to spin through Google Reader (I still haven’t come to terms with it going away) and see what you’ve been sewing. I love knowing that a quilt block from my sewing table is at the post office right now, headed to join 11 others for a charity project.

Our sewing connect us, even if we haven’t met. And that is why I love blogging. 🙂

What about you? Do you feel like having a blog has enhanced your creativity?  Or perhaps keeping up with your blog has taken away from your crafting time and energy. I’d love to hear what you think.


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!