I’m very pleased to say that the most visited pages on Eskimimi Makes have been treated to an overdue redesign to help readers and visitors access the content they are looking for and to find new content that they may be interested in far more …
When I arrived home from work yesterday my mail box was practically bursting with the bulk of a magazine delivery from distant shores as the Winter edition of Knitscene had made its long trip across the Atlantic and into my hands. These were exciting times …
I am pleased to announce that Eskimimi Makes has now launched its own Facebook Page, so there is now another way to get in touch, share ideas and thoughts and stay connected. Now that everyone is on the move and has a world of information at their fingertips it seemed right and fitting that readers can find extra content and notification of new exciting posts from Castle Eskimimi and the exciting wider world of craft on the largest Social Media platform in the world.
|Contact Me – There is a link to drop me a line at the top of this page, just under the header. Feel free to drop me a line anytime, about anything. I’m not fussy.|
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|Twitter – I like a good tweet, so I’m often found on Twitter, both talking about day to day things as well as all of my creative endeavours, plus mixing with the knitting, crochet, clay, beading and sewing crowds. Click the link or look me up – you can find me listed under Eskimimi.|
|Facebook – It smells like a brand new Facebook page. Follow me on Eskimimi Makes’ Facebook page and keep your eye out for the upcoming Facebook-exclusive free to enter contest.|
|Pinterest – I like a good collection – yarn, buttons, notions, chocolate bars – they are all types of stash. Pinterest is where I stash pretty things and ideas. Again, click the link or look me up under Eskimimi. You’ll be noticing a pattern start to emerge…|
|Flickr – Pictures are pretty much integral to this site, and this is where most of them live. If you are up for a sneak preview of upcoming projects, sometimes photographs find their way here before I have written the blog posts. Great for sneak previews. Again, I’m listed under Eskimimi, or click the link.|
|Instagram – I put a lot of informal pictures here, plus quick shots of works in progress plus whatever Giantmonk is up to. Guess what my username on Instagram is? Eskimimi!|
|Ravelry – I am of course also a member of the massive community of knitters and crocheters that is Ravelry. Click the links or search for… can you guess? You’ll find me under Eskimimi. I am nothing if not
After some positive response yesterday, both on Ravelry and on this site, I have created an Eskimimi Makes group on Ravelry. I hope that it will serve two functions; both to be a very handy place to host things like the occasional KAL, but also …
I have re-started the task of trying to rescue some of my old content. It’s a slow process, and I am not sure how much remains in web archives, but my old blog, Eskimimi Knits, was a refuge for me, and the words and joy I took in having a little place in the world, online, to share the things that made me happy, meant a great deal.
My blog is now purely for celebration, but I’d love to have kept all of my old content, and the loss of my blog certainly was a particularly sad thing for me, especially as I had comments from friends, some now sadly no longer alive, that gave me such joy and comfort on many of the posts on there. Though I cannot move the comments across (due to them only being archived on Wayback Machine rather than in a database), I can at least copy the posts that were captures, and paste them one by one back into the new blog.
Though it will take quite some time, it is something I’d like to pursue. My only nervousness is that I do not want to annoy any readers with this ‘old’ content. Though I think there is value in the old posts and I am enjoying reading them again myself, I can’t just assume that everyone will feel the same. One thing that I am uncertain about is whether they appear on RSS feed readers and blog aggregators. Both the services Mr Awesome and I use seem to be ignoring thee old posts as I upload them, so they are not showing in our timelines, but I am not sure if all services work the same way.
My intention was just to upload a few every now and again, but I was wondering if it would be better if I just saved then all as drafts and published them in one big block, if it did turn out that they were appearing on people’s feed readers and people didn’t want to read them?
Any thoughts on this from the folks that do stop by and read this blog would be greatly appreciated.