As I mentioned yesterday, I am making a few changes to my online activity. I think for now it will be good to be in fewer places, to consolidate and harvest, like the season. I feel as if I am spreading myself a little too thin, trying to be in too many places at once, and at present I haven’t the energy to keep up with everything. I have decided to delete my flickr account, for the time being. I may create a new flickr account at some point next year, but for now I want to draw in a little and concentrate much more on making. Managing online sites takes time, and administration time is valuable stitching time – and also valuable thinking time. Posting the same photo in two different places (the blog and flickr) seems a bit inefficient.
From next week, the shop will revert to the free version, which means that I will only have room for five items at a time. In the meantime, I have reduced the price of a few things that have been sitting there for a while in the hope that they will find new homes. The inevitable result of shrinking the shop is that I will be selling less work and selling less frequently, again to concentrate more on making, and on developing ideas. I find myself increasingly making ‘for the shop’ – producing- rather than making so that I can try new ideas and follow thoughts. I’m also concerned that my blog is in danger of becoming too much ‘look, I made this, now buy it’ rather than the place I originally intended it to be – a kind of window on my world, bearing witness to the process of my work.
For the time being, I intend to keep the facebook page – I think. So now, here I am. I am here and on facebook, and for now, I think that is enough. Let’s see what fruit I can harvest from my smaller space.