A change in the way I blog, that is.
I started blogging in January of 2006 (Gosh, has it been 5 years!). At the time, I experimented with several different blogging platforms (Blogger, Typepad and WordPress), but wasn't as comfortable with open source as I was with html. I thought (and still think) that they're somewhat constricting. I went with iWeb (part of iLife for Mac). It allowed me to design my own pages and has been much freer in a sense, and in other ways not so free. For me, a blog is all about the visual invitation. If it's not easy to see everything and visually pleasing, it's difficult read. The funny thing about this is that I read most blogs through their RSS feeds and if I want to read more, I go to the actual blog. RSS feeds aren't exactly visually inviting!
During my trial period, I signed up with Typepad and recently decided to resurrected my account. I posted once in January of 2006. See that post down there. I kept it. It's a part of my history. Maybe sometime I'll move my other posts over. (It's a lot of copying and pasting). For now, I'll move forward.
My motivation, I guess, is a recommitment to blogging. But, also, a desire to be a bit more "professional". My knowledge base and experience in quilting has grown in the past year and a half. While I'm still a knitter, I consider myself a much better quilter, in some respects. I wanted a place to better document, share, and keep everything organized. We'll see how it works!