…why I’m not likely to ever fit into the blogging world. I realized that I could never give into the endorsement thing because I do NOT buy national brands. So unless Aldi wants to start endorsing me, I’m not likely to be posting any “This post is paid for by…” blogs any time soon. That is, however, not what this post is about.
There is something noticeably lacking from the blogging world. Noticeably, that is, if you’re looking for it. This is the part of the show where I drop the bomb (or perhaps not, who knows) that I’m an atheist. I haven’t believed in a god for over a decade, and I’m not likely to start believing again any time soon. That’s just the way it is; I try not to make a huge fuss about it; it doesn’t run the DK show or anything.
Don’t get me wrong; there are atheist blogs. But they are all atheism, all the time. Which I find to be a total snooze-fest. However, I have yet to find a single crafter/sewer/cooker/atheist blog. Maybe I could be the first, but I doubt it. Every blog I read seems to have these giant “about my life with Christ” pages, and it’s starting to turn me off. Not because I think less of Christians, but because it makes me feel so freaking alone.
I read today a blogger saying that she knows part of her readership disagrees with her faith, so I’m obviously not the only atheist who enjoys cooking and sewing and crafting. The rest just aren’t talking about it. People hate atheists, so it doesn’t surprise me that people wouldn’t want to talk about it. You have a much better chance of keeping your readers if you talk about your walk with God than you do talking about being irreligious. It’s all about marketing. And I am obviously not at all interested in good press.
But I had to go out on this little limb and get it off my chest. It’s part of who I am, but it’s not all of who I am. It feels stupid to feel alone when reading blogs, but I never could quite put my finger on why I was getting so bored whenever I read my RSS feed. Why I’d culled a good chunk of the people I followed a few months ago. Then I did a google search for atheist crafter blogs and atheist food blogs. Nada. And it made me a little sad.
So I put out a request. If you know of a good blog that doesn’t talk about god EVER, has great recipes, great crafting tutorials… Let me know.
At Larue‘s urging, I will be participating in the May Give-Away Day on Sew, Mama, Sew.
I have an idea of what I will be giving away, but I’ve got a little less than two weeks to completely change my mind. 🙂
But too tired still to do a real post. Can I have a post-vacation vacation? Too bad I have to go to work in a few hours!
I just wanted to mention another great giveaway being run by Chocolate and Steel. I really can’t get enough of that jewelry! The giveaway is here, so don’t forget to sign up–you can have up to three chances to win!
While I’m on vacation, head over to the Sunday Baker blog and check out her great posts and the great giveaway she’s offereing! There’s always something great going on over there.
NOW I’m on vacation. Right after I go to work…
But a pretty awesome one, I must say. You can enter Chocolate and Steel’s giveaway here.
That’s probably the coolest piece of jewelry I’ve seen in a long time. I’m glad I came across her blog, or I might have given up on cool etsy jewelry all together (I’m picky, it’s nothing against Etsy).
I finally got my memory card, so I can catch up on all the pictures I’ve wanted to take. This means showing off the projects I’ve been working on and getting new photos of my products so that I can once again list in my Etsy shop after nearly a year of neglect. It is now more important than ever that I really focus on selling, and after my last trip to I Like You, I feel confident that my work isn’t half bad.
There are also a lot of ideas rattling around in the ol’ noggin, and I feel obligated to start working on them like a fiend. So many ideas, absolutely no time whatsoever.
Since I have to work today, and I’m going out with a friend afterward, I shall leave you with this photo to whet your appetite for the goodness to come:
While lurking in the fora the other day, I came across a really interesting post. Heatherfuture was talking about her latest adventures, and posted a link to her blog.
Project Lemon was received with a great interest from the Etsy crowd. So much so, that Heather has started an entirely new blog to feature any Etsy seller (or blogger, I suppose) that documents any random acts of kindness they enact. As you can see, the acts of kindness are already starting to pour in.
My buddies and I have a plan of our own in the works. As soon as this run of craft sales is over, we’re going to throw ourselves into it. Etsy Acts of Kindness is icing on the cake–as soon as I read about Project Lemon, I emailed my friends to get the hamster wheels turning.
I’ll leave you with this lovely item from HeatherFuture… Just one of the many gems in her Etsy shop: