Here is the second part of my year review. It contains the more personal bits, or anything not knit or craft related to be more precise. In general 2014 has been a lot quieter on the personal level than 2013. Which is good, for the most part: no frantic hospital visits and no sad partings. Instead, 2014 saw the Treehouse residents making their merry way across the pond, have loads adventures in-between working steadily on my university degree.
The great thing about reading books is that there are always MORE books to read. And rereading books, or reading different editions of books. I think we might need to put up some new shelves in the Treehouse next year.
– Through the Woods – Emily Carroll
– We, the Drowned – Carsten Jensen
– Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales – Angela Carter
– Faery Tales (Re-telling) – Caroll Ann Duffy
– Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
Most listened artist in 2014:
2. Nebraska – Bruce Springsteen
3. To Be Still – Alela Diane
|Alela Diane performing in Roepaen. Photo taken by my brother.|
1. Frozen Planet – BBC ( documentary series originally aired in 2011, but only saw it this year).
2. Good Omens – BBC radio 4
My goal was to blog more often in 2014, something I succeeded in, albeit by a few posts only. My other blogging goal was to comment on other blogs more often. I did comment on blogs more often, especially in the first half of the year, and it comes in spurges. When I’m busy I comment less than when things have eased up. I’m quite content with this progress. For the time being I simply do not have the time to be one of those multiple times a week bloggers ( I admire these bloggers greatly, but phew, where do they find the time?) For the next year I want to try to blog more consistently and a wee bit more, resulting in roughly one blog post a week. Apart from that I want to keep up with other blogs and keep on commenting more frequently on the blogs that I visit.
Other social media platforms:
I didn’t set any specific goals for other social platforms I’m on, and don’t plan so for next year but I did want to mention them here. I’m not big on social media, I don’t have a personal (or any kind of) facebook page for example. I’m active on Ravelry and Goodreads, but I rank them as a “special” kind of social media, because they are not social purely, you learn a lot from them and they’re communities for a specific hobby.
Other than those two I’m on Twitter and on Instagram. On twitter my presence hasn’t much changed. I don’t tweet every single day but I don’t only tweet blog links either. I’m content with my “middle of the road” approach. Instagram has seen a lot more activity this year. After account creation, it sat idle on my phone for a while, but after I discovered how active the knit community is on there I’ve been a lot more active. This includes both posting there and following others, I’m still a bit gun shy with commenting on others, it’s something I have to get over ( and I will!), but there is an introvert part in me that I’ll have to get out of the way each time I post something. I don’t post something every day, but it’s not something I aim for. I post something when I have something to say or show and when I don’t that’s okay I’ll just wait until I do.
*Scotland is awesome because of its nature, mostly. Well, and its people. Its nature, its people, and its yarn shops. Oops, I meant castles! Scotland is awesome because of its nature, its people, its yarn shops, its wild sheep, its rainy weather, its castles ánd its bagels.
Here at the Treehouse we look forward to the new year with lot’s of excitement. I will be spending most of my year working on my most important thesis I’ve ever worked on, while trying to balance it with regular uni work and, you know, irrelevant things like personal life (AND KNITTING!). Meanwhile my partner will be finishing his final project, graduate and you know… start life as an ex-student. Next year promises to be exciting, challenging and a tad bit scary, but I look forward to sharing it with you here on the blog. Thank you for reading and joining me in my crafty adventures! See you on the other side!