I’ve been thinking about my blog a lot lately. It doesn’t show in terms of blog updates though, haha! When I started this blog I thought it would be fun to be part of the international sewing blogger community, so that’s the reason I blogged in English. However, I also wanted to build some credibility for the workshops I dreamed of teaching . And that is why I also blogged in Dutch.
But during this past year of blogging I discovered that these two groups of people don’t just have a language difference, but more, they are a completely different audience.
On one hand there’s you, my blogging, sewing friends who are fully informed about new patterns, basic sewing techniques, sew alongs, challenges going on etc. etc. And on the other hand there are my Dutch followers who are all mostly new to sewing (or aren’t sewing at all), and definitely don’t know what I mean when I talk about Darling Ranges. I’ve often struggled to find the right tone of voice for both of the audiences. It only just dawned on me why: I need two voices for two different audiences.
Alas, I don’t think I have two voices. And I definitely don’t have evenings twice as long. That’s why I decided to continue blogging in Dutch from now on. Of course I would still love for you all to keep following me, or just pop in once in a while. I’ll provide a Google Translate button somewhere in the sidebar. However, the subjects will slowly change into beginner-friendly posts and local stuff. But all the new makes will still be blogged of course.
I don’t mean to get sentimental, but I do want to say goodbye to you properly (I’ll keep reading your blogs). And I also want to thank you all for your lovely comments, good advice, funny notes and the wonderful warm community you sewers are. You are the best!