Which brings me to the question - why blog?
I'll admit, I sorta blog for myself - because I enjoy writing and coming up with relatively susynct ways of articulating things that've been swirling around in my head - but I mostly blog (and write zines for that matter) to get information I think is useful out into the world. I like to provide resources for folks about food or health or knitting, or whatever I'm excited about at that moment, and in exchange I hope that people are engaged (if only for a moment), and for comments from readers who've found the information (be it recipes that I've spent hours in my kitchen developing, or recipes/patterns from other creative minds who I want to turn people on to, or resources for further research, or simply stories that draw a common bond between us) useful. Don't get me wrong, I'm not on some trip, holding the belief that my weblogging once or twice a week has some profound effect on the universe, but I think we're all here in an effort to create community - and that's important.
And I thought about not mentioning it, the negative comment, but maybe you were wondering what'd happened to Foodie Fridays yesterday and the week before. I thought I wouldn't mention it because I didn't want to put any more energy into a negative-feeling situation, but I've only read about such occurences on blogs once or twice before, and I think it's a good idea to say Hey, Being Nasty Ain't Cool - especially amongst a bunch of feminist knitters. (Unless it's that kind of nasty, which is a different story altogether.)
So, you've got a little over two weeks left to send in your submissions for the spring-summer issue of Take Back the Knit. It may be diffucult, in this part of the world at least where it's still quite frosty out, to consider the ultimate halter or tube top design right now, but try. I'll be reminding you again shortly.