Formatting the Big List of Sewing Blogs

The Big List of Sewing Blogs

The Big List of Sewing Blogs is growing longer and longer, so I was wondering about how to format it? I thought the best thing to do is to ask the people who use it – so what do you want me to do?

Keep it as one long list?

Move it into pages – if so how many blogs per page?

I have a huge backlog of blogs to add – so if you’re waiting to hear back or you’re waiting for your [Technorati rank]( to be updated, then please be patient – I’ll get there!

I will also write up a few posts that I’ve had on the back burner – if I tell you about them I have to writ them up 🙂 :

How I taught myself to knit using the internet

A tutorial on transferring patterns to fabric for embroidery

and pretty pictures from a recent course in silk shading at the [Royal School of Needlework]( and of a workshop in Blackwork embroidery.


9 thoughts on “Formatting the Big List of Sewing Blogs

  1. It would probably require a little more work initially, but I wonder if it would work to sort it by categorizing, based on their primary focus. Like one for quilters, one for embroiderers, one for fashion sewers, etc?

  2. I agree with becky. Sorting it by category is much more functional. and how about sorting it alphabetically instead of ranking. i’m sure it mean so much for the top rank blogs but it for the other 80% lower rank blogs, i think it doesnt really matter. and i prefer a one long list of blogs instead of multipages because i been saving (bookmarked) the page of ur list – one page is good.

  3. Categories would be good, but I fear it might be rather a lot of work for you. Splitting it into two pages might be simpliest in the short term. Very envious over you teaching yourself to knit. I’ve tried and failed numerous times!!!

  4. It would be good if it was a little more active and responsive like the ‘Crafty blogs’ list. Is there a way you could do that automatically?
    I am also on the Top Blogs by Crafters list (Button in my sidebar)and go up and down depending on how many people visit from my blog. I’m sure it must be a lot of hard work for you.

  5. I too would recommend the categories, and also add one for Non-English. For some reason even those that have english it loses something for me having to scroll for english, scroll back for pictures and it’s less enjoyable then one where I can read and look. (And even google’s translation drives me nuts since it translates weird.)

    I’ll even offer to help! Once a month I go through the links anyway instead of sewing one weekend (or you know, starting my own blog).

  6. Although categories might make it easier to find what you are looking for, I think the list makes it delightful to stumble something different to what you normally look at. Languages might be a good idea though.

  7. I have no idea what would be best. Perhaps there is a degree of random right brain-ness in many artists that battles with the logically organized left brain-ness on a daily basis and the trick is to find a way to make them both useful and accessible.

    Does that make any sense? Probably not.

    At any rate, I’m grateful for the traffic I do get from the list to my blog. It makes me feel quite snug and happy to be a part of all this.

  8. I’m quite happy for the list to stay as it is, I can appreciate how much work it already is to manage! Personally, I just like to randomly click on ones in different places on the list, to see what new people I can come across.

    Thank you for the congratulations on my blog too!

  9. You are doing this all by yourself, yes? What about enlisting some help from those getting the benefits of being on the list if you decide to revamp?

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