Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Blogging with a purpose

My blogging friend Ulla named my blog earlier this week as a blog with purpose.I was honored that she would choose mine as one of five blogs she reads that’s worthy of the title.

blog What’s interesting is that at times I’ve wondered if my blog serves a purpose to anyone other than myself. I began blogging as a way to track my knitting projects and to share them with other knitters. My blog writing has expanded to include many things: gardening, baking, my family, my travels, and more. It’s a wonderful creative outlet for me; I’m glad it’s also appealing enough to keep at least a small audience returning!

What’s most fun is getting to know so many of you through your comments, your blogs, your etsy shops, and your photos on flickr. I could spend hours online each day (and sometimes do) just soaking in the inspiration. When I need a creative shot in the arm, I just turn to my links and click away.

Now I have the job of choosing just five of my favorites to receive this award. This is hard! So many of you deserve recognition. Here are my picks:

Carole Knits--A must-read for her great stories, sense of humor, and awesome knitting and spinning
Kathryn Ivy--A collaboration between two sisters, chock-full of great knitting projects with plenty of photo documentation and details about how those projects were done
Berlin's Whimsy--A blog with heart, plenty of personal stories, sharing, and creative projects of all kinds
Black Dog Knits--Impeccable photography, stylish projects, lots of eye candy
Be*mused--Quilting, knitting, sewing, this lady does all of it with style

So now, friends, it's up to you to pass this award along to your five faves. Be sure to place the logo on your blog and link back to mine. I can't wait to follow along and find some new reads for myself!


Carole Knits said...

Awwww, thanks, Leslie. Yours was one of the first blogs I ever read, you know. So I'm honored to get this award from you. I'll be sure and pass it on.

Berlinswhimsy said...

Leslie----Thank you so much for your kind mention here! I enjoy your blog so much---I wish I would have found yours even sooner! ;-)

Nora said...

Thank you for your sweet words Leslie. Your blog was one of the first to inspire me.

Ivy said...

Well congratulations on that "award" I always read your blog and like you say look for inspirations and also can spend the whole day reading blogs and clicking away!