Looking back at my blog, I'm really amazed at all the things I've done. In some ways it's hard to imagine that it was really me who wrote those words and took those photos. Given how much my illness changed me (emotionally, physically and also to some extent, brain chemistry), it is like I was a different person then.
This started out as a knitting blog and release for my hypergraphic tendencies (I have a compulsion to write things down). It was a chance to focus on things that inspire me and to share the positive aspects of my life.
Over the years, it grew into something so much more than that. There are tutorials, recipes, farming stuff, restoration of antique and vintage textile tools, spinning, weaving, sewing, and many other topics.
There are periods of silence, when I'm struggling to find positive things in my life to write about, but I have always come back to you in the past.
I like to imagine that sharing my experiences have been useful, or at least entertaining to others. That, more than anything, is why I would like to keep on blogging.
The problem is, I've run out of space on my blog hosting site. To keep writing on this blog I will need to buy a subscription. The subscription costs about $2.50 per month, which should give me enough space to keep me happily blogging for a year or two.
It may not seem like a lot of money, but to me it is. I don't talk about it much here, but I'm on a very small disability pension and need to be very careful with my cash. Maybe you can read between the lines a little and realize when half the price of a cup of coffee is too much, things aren't going so well.
Priorities could be changed and I could find the money somewhere, but I don't know if it is worth it. Do people actually find my ramblings useful, entertaining, enlightening?
I could always switch blog hosts and start a new blog elsewhere, but unless this stays active, the content will slowly dwindle away and be lost. Besides, this blog has been around so long, it very high on the search engine list, which makes it really awesome.
That's why I'm asking you for help.
(why is asking this so difficult for me? it seems like everyone else on the internet doesn't have this problem, so why do I?)
Can you show me that it's worth keeping on with this bog?