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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Another New Kid on the Sewing Blog (Space) Says 'Hi'

Ummm... hi! I'd like to shout a friendly hello to all Sewcialists (from sewcialists.org) and everyone else who is into sewing. I'm just a new kid on the block (or blogosphere?), so I suppose it's best to tell you a bit about who I am and why I'm here.

I'm a woman in her early thirties. I'm a mother of one son. I consider myself on the path of becoming a decent developer (I'm a computer science graduate that doesn't have much real-world hands-on experience yet - apart from a few personal projects). So, you might wonder... "what is she doing here?", and rightfully so. Well, I've always wanted to get into sewing - I have a sewing machine, and I have made a few dresses. I enjoyed it a lot, but I'm really just a beginner - with all the ignorance and misconceptions that tends to come with just being a beginner. :)

There's really two reasons why I'm here:
  1. I would like to learn more about sewing and pattern making so I can some day make clothes for me that really fit (and tell others of my journey), and
  2. I want to build a great web site for people who sew.
So, on the one hand, I'm out here to learn from you, and to document my personal sewing journey. And on the other hand, I'm making an attempt at understanding the world of sewing on the Internet - I'd love to discuss my observations with you.

To say a bit more about myself... I'm a pretty strong introvert, I really have trouble interacting with people socially just for the sake of having a good time. I really prefer to observe, to think, and to create. I've always been like that.

If I want to make a dent into the Internet in a good way there's no way I can achieve that without talking to people - in particular when I want to make that dent in a space where I'm everything but an expert (enthusiasm can compensate for a lot, but a lack of experience is not one of the things it can compensate).

That's why I'm reaching out.

2 comments:

  1. Welcome! I'm pretty new around here as well, I can relate to the push needed to start a blog and get your foot in :)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much. The prize for first commenter goes to you! xD

      I can totally see how it's pretty difficult nowadays to get noticed by the people you're trying to reach: There's simply so many great blogs out there that have been active for so long, it sure takes a while for people to be found.

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