Slow Blog Manifesto

Slow Bloggers salute those amazingly productive bloggers who can show a big mosaic of makes at the end of each month - we are among your most admiring and avid readers.  Slow Bloggers generally worry that they are not so good at juggling the requirements of life, households, jobs and crafting. 

The Membership* declares:

  • There are no conditions for membership - if you're a slow blogger, you probably know it.
  • A Slow Blogger may get on a roll and be very productive, but may equally well disappear into the summer holidays and appear sporadically, if at all. 
  • The aim of the Slow Blog movement is to take the pressure off by reminding ourselves who we blog for - us! - and encouraging ourselves that we will still have some readers even if we don't blog for more than a few days.  We will blog what we do, but will not do so that we can blog.
  • With membership you are declaring your intention not to sweat about the blogging when other things take over, or to feel apologetic if you have only made one thing in a month.   
  • Membership can be temporary!  You can drop in and out. 
  • Slow Bloggers do not have to Follow other members but will support those Slow Bloggers they do follow in their attempts to be productive in the face of the many obstacles that life throws up.
  • A Slow Blogger is identified by the button below - no trouser-legs at half-mast or special handshakes!
  • Members of the Slow Blog Movement can if they wish share their activities and achievements (or excuses) in a Linky party here or at a guest host's blog on the 15th of each month.  A member may have had a productive month, or simply been smelling the flowers.  Having nothing to show is less important than having something to say! 
  • Nothing in the above is to be taken entirely seriously. 

*Crafting chapter (textile crafts, photography, you name it)

Read more about it here and here

Grab my button, but why not stop and say hello:-)

Don't forget you can join me or a guest blogger for the Slow Bloggers Linky party on the 15th  of the month (calendar of Linky Party dates and venues below).   Let us know what you've been up to and show your support for other Slow Bloggers!
Knotted Cotton


Linky Party Dates and Venues

(if you would like to guest host a future Party, let me know!) 

Find the Inaugural Linky Party here!
Second Slow Bloggers Linky Party here!


31 October 2012: Martha @ Weekend Doings
30 November 2012: Catherine @ Knotted Cotton
31 December 2012: Catherine @ Knotted Cotton
31 January 2013: No linky due to illness
15 March 2013: Catherine @ Knotted Cotton
15 April 2013: Catherine @ Knotted Cotton
15 May:  Moira @ Kettleboiler
15 June: Catherine @ Knotted Cotton
15 July:  Martha @ Weekend Doings
15 August:  Fiona @ Celtic Thistle
15 September: Catherine @ Knotted Cotton
18 October: here
15 November: Willit @ Hey Sis, Look What I Made






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60 comments:

  1. Love the Manifesto!! And thanks so much for the shout out re. my blog today!!

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  2. This is such a great idea! My productivity definitely comes in spurts.

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  3. yep great idea, Im a sporadic blogger, travels and photos of stuff i like is usually what goes in, the odd birthday or pretty flowers!

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  4. Ohh lovely - I'm in .. though I'm still waiting for that "productive spree"

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  5. This is what I´ve been looking for - and now I´ve found it! You nailed it! This is what it´s all about - thank you! :-)

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  6. Thank you so much, finally some body who understands me!

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  7. I am so in!!! Me to a tee. Some weeks are productive, some....oh well.

    blessings, jill

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  8. Love it too, thank you so much, it's perfect for me.

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  9. Ahhhh I just added this button to my sidebar... and that is the extent of my quilt blogging activities for today:).

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  10. Hooray for the last comment in your manifesto. Now that Zakka style sew along is done I think I will resume my regular pace and qualify under these terms.

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  11. Really love the manifesto. I love to quilt and make cards but Mr Mojo goes walk about with all my work commitments. Love to follow other people's blogs and get alot of inspiration. Shame there arent more hours in the day.

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  12. This is me to a tea! Thanks for making me feel "ok" to not post so often. hugs

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  13. Hi, just found your blog through Martha @ Weekend Doings. Love this idea and I'd like to join in!

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  14. Hello...I have to admit I can't blog daily(Blogtoberfest prove it). I join in as a member, this party is more suitable for me. Thanks!

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  15. Hi I just found this as I was trying to draft my manifesto for my new blog - Bead it and Weep. It sounds perfect. I'm in!

    http://jewellerymakingblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Right up my alley! Count me in!

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  17. I would love to join in and put the gadget into my blog --- anaslua2.blogspot.com.
    It simply doesn't work with the URL address. What can I do, how can I do it.You might perhaps give me a hint.

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  18. I love this! lol Grabbed the button. Rather new to this. Can someone explain to me what a Link Party is?

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  19. If you are a slow blogger then I am a slow slow blogger!

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  20. This is brilliant! Saw the button on a site. Here's a movement I can join!

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  21. Hi Catherine, I came across your site this morning while looking for slow blogger manifestos. I am writing my own manifesto for my 'slow blog' as an expat in Mumbai - mumbaiontheslowlocal.blogspot.in

    Please do count me in for the next Linky Party! In fact, I'd really love to host it actually! I couldn't find the contact me section so hope to find a reply here :)

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    1. Hi Catherine, thanks for your message, I hope you are able to reply now because I did not receive your email address to reply to for some reason. Thanks!

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  22. Hi Catherine, Found your Button on Radka's blog so popped over to see what it was all about and thought WHAT A JOLLY GOOD IDEA!!! So I'm in!
    Lorraine
    Monkey Business and Quilts.

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  23. I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVE this idea!! I have been blogging for several years and always felt guilty when I did not get a post written almost daily. But what I found was that posting so often took the fun out of blogging and out of making whatever I was going to blog about. I wanted an end product I could photograph and I forgot to enjoy the process along the way!! Thank you!!

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  24. ha! I love this!! I just grabbed your button and posted about it on my blog (found you from a quilting friends blog ..Life's Rich Pattern.)
    my blog is here: http://butterflyquilting.blogspot.com/2013/01/slow-blogger.html
    thanks!

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  25. Thanks- you just defined me- and I needed it-grabbed your button and I feel better already:)

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  26. Oh I love it thank you.:-))))))

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  27. I randomly came across your blog this morning. What a great idea! Because I suffer from chronic pain without a solid pain management plan there are many times that I disappear and reappear on my blogs. This button and 'manifesto' describes many of my feelings. Thanks for creating it!

    By the way, my site is http://fabricdeoturs.ca. My studio blog is at http://chronicles.fabricdetours.ca

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  28. Not only am I a slow blogger, but I'm not a very bright one either !!
    Can anyone please explain to me how to get the button to stick on to by blog ?
    My husband suggested Copydex and staples !!!
    There's been a couple of buttons I have wanted to put on my very slow blog, but alass I have tried in vain.

    Polly

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  29. Brilliant! A perfect solution :-)

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  30. Splendid idea, when I work out how to grab the button, I'll add it to my blog! Thanks for your lovely comment too!

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  31. What a brilliant idea - I've added the button - thank you. :-)

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  32. I'm always embarrassed by the length between blog posts, despite all good intentions, because life just gets in the way. Thank you so much for doing this. I'm definately going to add this to my blog.

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  33. What Wendz said I'm there/here Thank you Catherine for saying what I've been thinking

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  34. I would love to join if I may. It made sigh with relief to read what you have written!

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  35. Greetings from Portugal! I just loved your manifesto, and I already grab the button! Thank you for expressing what many of us have thought but had not managed to say so well. Bless you!

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  36. This one is perfect for me. Thanks! Great initiative. I love it! You just made my day! Hugs!

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  37. This is great! Absolutely. Love. It.

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  38. Just found your blog - may I join in..........I'm a very slow blogger and crafter. I have done working under pressure
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  39. Just found you, and have proudly added the button to my blog. Yay for slow blogging! xx

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    1. Hi Tina Thank you! So nice to hear from someone who "gets it"! Just to let you know I can't reply to you because your blogger profile isn't public - which also means I can't find your blog.

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  40. Hello there Catherine.......very happy to declare myself a slow blogger.
    Kim

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  41. Hello, I just came here via Kim at tales from a handmade home - and was whooping with delight at your slow blogging manifesto - yes, yes, YES!

    I have now proudly pinched your snail for my little piece of Blogland - THANK YOU.

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  42. Just found you though dreaming in stitches. I love this so much! I am sooo ready to commit to slow bloggerhood! Grabbing the badge right now.
    Elizabeth

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  43. Came upon you quite by accident as I toured a new commenter's blog - Regina's Quilts ... wow ! The pressure has been lifted ... I feel so much more relaxed ! Life does get in our way and life is to be lived. I will now go out and smell the roses !
    Thank you for your badge !

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  44. Hi everyone, I am now a relaxed slow blogger. I joined today and it's nice to meet you all. Thanks for the welcome Catherine.

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  45. Too funny! I love this!

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  46. I found this and you on another blog. What a super cute idea. I am definitely a "slow blogger."

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  47. Hi Catherine! I've been following you and I think it's time for join in! Grabbed the button! Excellent idea!

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  48. Is that the Bass Rock from Seacliffe or John Muir? I'm not sure if I qualify as a Slow Blogger - I'm blogging my creativity daily, but only committing to 15 mins. Great blog, trying to subscribe, but Blogger don't make it easy.

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  49. I love this! I feel like this describes me and I'm taking your button. Great idea. Thank you!

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  50. I thought I was hopeless but now I know I'm just a Slow Blogger. I'm so glad I found you! I've grabbed your button. Thanks!

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  51. Love, love, love the Slow Blog Manifesto! I have grabbed your button! What fun!!

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  52. Brilliant...I am not alone!! Thank you!!

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