I started my blog in 2012, to share my love of arts and socks, and show a few things that are happening in my life. Over the last 4 years, I have enjoyed sharing my pictures with others, creating a couple of knitting patterns, and meeting people from all over the world, through the comments.
I also enjoy reading other peoples' blogs. I always learn something, either about art or about the blogger. Recently I came across a blog, full of good ideas, advice and lovely projects. Sadly, the blog was also so stuffed with ads that I couldn't read it. It kept crashing my browser.
I understand that a blogger might like to receive a bit of money to finance their fabric and supplies, and I applaud bloggers who have a big enough following to make it pay, but there were just so many ads on this blog, that it was almost impossible to find the content. Ads were between every couple of paragraphs.
So, I will be keeping my blog ad free. I don't want the ads to detract from the content. I will also not be returning to the ad-heavy blog. I will continue to visit blogs that have ads, as long as they are static ads, not ones with moving pictures.
Meanwhile, in my ad free world, I have 3 new visitors.
I started a new shawl, this week, because I don't have enough knitting projects on the go.
Gondola, and it is a free Knit Along until the end of August.
It is a small shawl, I expect it will make a nice fall scarf. there will be beads in the border. I think I will use silver lined clear ones.
I was also asked to make another Princess Charlotte bonnet.