November 12, 2012 § 8 Comments
WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Spotify…I seem to be everywhere and nowhere online and all at once and it’s been getting really difficult to keep track and on top of all the updates and connections needed to stay this “social”.
I’d been thinking that the blog here has sort of lost its momentum a bit, since moving back the impetus for the blog’s original purpose, namely researching and finding my roots and routes home to these islands has been lost somewhat. Instead of being a resource for exposing the islands music, art, culture and history to those who might also be interested, it’s in danger of becoming one of those island blogs where your day to day life gets written about and snapped and put out there for all to see…not really what I want or had intended for it. I’m also blogging about Harris tweed stuff over at www.harristweed.org/blog so even keeping this blog busy with tweed stuff would be just plain ol’ repetition.
So what to do?
Well basically I’ve picked a format, namely a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OffTheCroft that will have a nice and simple, short and sweet, feed of goings on from life here on the croft and will be focussing my attention there from now on.
If you’d like to keep track of The Croft going forward then that’s the place to go, simply “like” it if so. If not feel free to keep checking back here to see if anything more heavyweight crops up. You never know…
Either way, thanks as always for reading!
PS You can always reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 26, 2012 § Leave a Comment
And another new blog to the fold.
Crofter Becca and her Harris Tweed weaving tales about to take off…
August 26, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Bit overdue on flagging this up but be sure and bookmark / follow this blog by local crofter Donald MacSween from Dell, just up the road from me.
Expect a no-holds barred insight into island life, livestock and lots more of that sort of thing with some informative writing and good photos thrown in for good measure.
March 18, 2012 § 1 Comment
So…apologies for complete lack of blog posts recently.
The old macbook finally gave up the ghost after 5 years faithful service and I had to spring for a new machine, this time a nice shiny desktop iMac.
But I still feel a complete lack of impetus to write updates now I’m back on the island.
The blog set out to be a place to gather my thoughts and archive useful bits and pieces as I tried to make my way home so now I’m finally here there’s little more to say.
So I’m calling this point in posting history End Of Part One.
I’m going to spend a little time tagging and categorising the whole blog so it will be easier to browse through past posts and then hopefully make a wee announcement regarding a certain category of the blog setting up home elsewhere.
After that, fingers crossed, we can start Part Two and do that whole Crofting Blog thing for real. Y’know…animals, veg, weather…
So if you drop by regularly, hold tight, things will get back to normal soon enough. Different but normal.
February 7, 2012 § 1 Comment
Sorry, slim pickings on new blog posts around here. Will try and rectify toot sweet.
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May 9, 2011 § 1 Comment
I’ve been given permission to reveal the true identity of The Nippy Sweetie a new blogger riffing on Scottish politics with a musical bent…
It’s Ms The Croft!
So if a smarter view on Scottish issues you seek, go forth and click.
May 7, 2011 § 6 Comments
Just a quick thought / observation.
Of the couple of dozen island orientated blogs I read very few of them link to each other in their sidebar blogrolls.
Even fewer link to me!
Understandable I suppose…
Anyway, if you read this blog and enjoy it, feel free to link to it. And the all others you read.
All my island links are to the right but I’m going to move them up so they’re a bit more obvious. I’m also going to go off-island and set up a category for all the other good folk I read regularly.
In a world of a million blogs it’s good to stick together and help each other find new readers. Right?
[NB: The Croft takes no responsibility for the content quality of the Island Blogs]