Craft Blog Tips and Chat


Each week we host a #Blogtacular twitter chat on a Wednesday night at 9pm UK time. We pick a different subject ask questions, share ideas and tips with each other. Here we will bring you a round up of the thoughts, tips, ideas and experiences shared.

The Wednesday night Twitter chat this week was all about Crafty Blogs.

You can click on images to view the quotes and view the full chat on our Storify.

What makes a great craft blog?


Overall, people were looking for inspiration, but beyond that, people are looking to get a range of things from craft blogs from “how tos” to community.  Great photography came out on top though, as being a crucial element in a “great” craft blog.

There was, however, a real divide on whether tutorials are key to a craft blog.


How did you develop your crafting “style”?


Overwhelmingly, craft bloggers in on the chat really felt that their style is still developing, either through their own taste changing or learning new skills, sometimes driven by blogging itself.

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How important is it that you get to “see” the person behind the crafty blog?


Overwhelmingly, people felt that sharing the real life of the blogger was important to engaging with the blog. People felt that blogs that didn’t do this were too corporate.

Part of this was sharing mistakes as well as successes.

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We wrapped up with people sharing their favourite craft blogs!  Head over to the storify feed to check out the awesome craft blogs listed!