Wow! I am really impressed with the many varied and respectful responses to my post yesterday in which I mentioned that I am wearying of all the Me-Made-Month posts that seem to happen every month now. After I hit publish on that post, I did worry a teensy bit that I might offend people with that comment. As a matter of fact, there are some of my very own friends participating in MMJ this month.
I learned that every person who participates has their own reasons for doing it and has their own personal goals to meet or to learn. Karen, in particular, mentioned that her participation was a significant milestone in [her] sewing career that [she] had enough self-made items to join [in].” Several people mentioned that bloggers should be able to write what they feel like, with which I agree wholeheartedly. As I mentioned in my initial post, I thought the challenge was interesting the first time around, and, yes, I followed closely along that time. But as the Me-made phenomenon has proliferated, my interest has definitely waned. It was an observation.
As a blogger and a blog reader I have equal rights. As a writer, I have the right to determine the content of my blog. As a reader, I have the right to scroll on by those posts that don’t interest me. I am glad I brought up the topic though. It taught me a lot of the personal reasons/goals behind the concept of the Me-Made-Months.
Thank you all for the great debate!