Collaborative Blogging

I’m suffering from a touch of Ihatemyblogitis. Every time I throw up a post that’s just a few words and some mediocre pictures I feel like I am either boring or bragging or both. In short, I feel like a fraud. I’m sure I’ll get my blogging mojo back, probably within an hour of posting this (isn’t that always the way?) but while I am busy trying to figure out whether this is a mommy blog, a craft blog, a writing blog, or something else entirely, I hope you will enjoy these inspiring sites:

3191. Two bloggers 3,191 miles apart, take a photograph a day to share with each other. The first year was “A Year Of Mornings” and they are now two weeks into “A Year Of Evenings.” Really gorgeous, inspiring imagery and a lovely peek into their lives. The first year’s photographs will be published as a book.

Six One Way. I just found this site. Two bloggers who have six boys between them post once a week, each sharing three photographs that sum up their week. There is also a Flickr group where other folks can share their images, and I will definitely be joining.

And of course there is Mason-Dixon Knitting, which I think may be the original collaborative blog of this sort.

I have been thinking about trying something on these lines, but haven’t come up with the right idea yet. Maybe I just lack the right blogging partner. Maybe I am creatively bereft. Meh.

9 thoughts on “Collaborative Blogging

  1. Nina's Will

    January 28, 2008 at 11:15am

    Your bout with Ihatemyblogitis is remarkably similar to what I sometimes suffer from. It will pass.

  2. Grandmere

    January 28, 2008 at 11:44am

    Could the fact that is is January have anything to do with it? January has to be the longest, most uninspiring month of the year!

  3. allison

    January 28, 2008 at 2:56pm

    Perhaps cooking?

    And you are neither boring or a braggart.

  4. allison

    January 28, 2008 at 2:57pm

    That should be “nor”, shouldn’t it? Damn you, Submit Comment button!!!

  5. Nana

    January 28, 2008 at 6:17pm

    “I am busy trying to figure out whether this is a mommy blog, a craft blog, a writing blog, or something else entirely”
    It is a Annika Blog and I -for one- look forward to every single word.

  6. SilliGirl

    January 28, 2008 at 10:20pm

    It’s funny, I keep thinking lately that I need to tell you how much I’ve been enjoying your blog recently because it’s been so regular (posting) and so random (topics).

    Your mojo’s there…you just don’t recognize it any more. ;)

  7. Anne

    January 29, 2008 at 5:24am

    I really enjoy your blog because it’s NOT just a mommy blog, a craft blog or a writing blog – it IS something else entirely. Your randomness (at least random to us readers) often inspires me to learn more about some of your topics, or at least, laugh out loud while reading it! You’ll figure out where your mojo is again – hey, maybe it’s with those needles you couldn’t find a while ago :)

  8. Katherine

    January 29, 2008 at 11:27am

    I am so much better as a reactor than as an originator. Give me a topic and watch me go.

    Unfortunately, I am also easily distracted by Will & Grace and Fraser reruns.

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