Things I don’t blog about

This may come off as slightly grumpy, well it is, but I don’t mean it as bad as all that. Just getting bored with some repetitive requests, then I was on a roll and added some more stuff. 😉


1. “How to make more money blogging by harvesting emails and making the people watch silly promotional videos about how to make money blogging” (which btw I doubt works anyway. That train must have left some time ago?) I also do not follow blogs sporting this category. You’re just so totally annoying, sorry. You may be a lot of other things too, even interesting, but no, just no. Life is too short.

I’m quite happy to make friends who make money from their blogs, but I don’t click follow just because you did, if that’s why you did it. Talk to me about real stuff, or else.

2. Ads and “reviews” about things that don’t interest me (apart from the ones inserted by WordPress without my control). Even though some kind of sponsor might be cool, I won’t be turning this into a yarn catalogue.

3. The ins and outs of my family life. You get to see my pets & pictures, not my troubles,  my partner or my mother. I do not dive deep into my personal history. What you see is what you get, but you may not get it all. 😉

4. Faking a positive attitude. If I sound cheerful, it’s because I am at the time of writing. This relates to #3, somebody actually complained that I was anti-social and a recluse because I refused to take part in gossip and complaining about third parties as well as share my own misery extensively (for further gossiping I assume?). Not that I experience a lot of misery on a daily basis, but I’m not living in lala-land either. I just don’t think it’s very interesting to talk about all the time. And useless to complain about.

5. Awards. Some lovely, interesting bloggers have awarded me a bunch of them this summer and while I did intend to do the right thing and not break the chain, I just can’t seem to get into the spirit of it either. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely flattered, I do want to show my appreciation to each and every one of you who share your crafty world and visit mine. I also know that half the people I’d want to mention, most likely would break the chain anyway.

So I’m going to find another way of sharing some link love among all of you.

6. Fashion. Because I don’t have a clue. Yes, I sometimes make my own clothes, but it’s not in the least related.

10 thoughts on “Things I don’t blog about”

  1. HL=huge like… 🙂 we’re on the same wavelength and same frequence… I’m sooo glad to have come across you, tak again! 🙂 Mélanie


  2. That made me laugh and totally agree with you.( Sadly, I think adverts are now being inserted by wordpress into my blog and its embarrassing and I must get around to paying whatever it is to stop them). Anyway, I looking forward to reading about what you are up to.especially all the plant dying … am very much revving to do a bit of that…


    • Welcome on board – love your garden images. Yes, I think I’m getting all sorts of gaming ads and crap forced on the blog too, but I guess beggars can’t be choosers.


  3. Hi Pia — thanks for the follow! You have written here the “about” that I wish I had the gumption to write — I’ve just started attracting the attention of the “pro” bloggers and the fashion people, and have been wondering what to say to them. Good for you! I’ve seen a few “award-free” blogs, and some tactful ways of presenting it, but your #5 is the best one I’ve seen yet. I’m VERY much looking forward to reading more of your blog.


  4. Your words made me smile and I totally agree. I like your humour and directness, very refreshing. All the best for your work, I’m sure I’ll visit again.


  5. Pia, lovely blog, I really mean it!

    If you’re concerned about WordPress putting ads on your blog you can avoid it with a fee of $30 a year by signing up for “No Ads.” It’s kind of ironic that you have to pay not to have any ads but it’s worth it if you really don’t want them.



    • Well, I know they need bread and butter too, they hardly provide this service out of the goodness of their hearts. 😉

      And thanks, likewise!


  6. If this is you sounding slightly grumpy, you are my kind of person. I actually chuckled at this. The internet needs more focused, honest people like you.

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