Who is the blogger for the 88 Stitches website?
+ I am (Sue/owner of the shop) the main blogger for the 88 Stitches shop website. Sometimes my co-workers will write a post, but each of them have their own blogs and we often link to their blogs from the shop blog, so that our customers may see (if they like) what the staff is knitting and what's going on in their interesting lives.
What can we expect to see on the shop blog?
+ What you can expect to hear about on our shop blog is information about upcoming sales, events, knit-alongs, new yarn arrivals, and what we are knitting and crocheting.
How often do you blog?
+ I try to blog as often as possible, usually every week or so. I also have a personal blog called 88 Stitches after hours, where I write about my knitting life after shop hours and post photos of my projects.
Do you blog from the shop?
+ I blog from home on my day off, usually Sundays. There is no time at the shop!
How in earth do you find time to blog?
+There is never enough time, however, I make the time to blog because I think it's important to stay in touch with our customers, especially those who live out of town, who can't visit us all the time.
Do you have any advise for other bloggers?
My only advise [to bloggers] is to try to have as many photos as possible. Folks love to see yarn and our works in progress, as well as our finished projects. I notice an increase in hits when we have photos and details of our projects for inspiration. Also, I don't share personal information on the shop blog. Keep the news to what's happening at your shop, not on the home-front. Personal blogs are for sharing info about yourself.
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter, 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program, and founder of Everlea Yarn. In my art practice I combine textiles and socially engaged media. Here on the VY blog I mostly share my knits, local events and about other local artists and crafters.