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New Blogging Schedule

I've been writing this daily blog for over 13 years!  I've always enjoyed experimenting, researching and writing about interesting tidbits for my fellow jewelry makers and crafters. But in the past year, I've taken on more than I have time for.

So after mulling over it for several months, I have decided to alter my blogging schedule to weekdays only.  Mondays through to Fridays.  This is an experimental schedule for now. But if it works to give me more time for my other projects, it will become permanent.

My huge blog archive (over 5,600 posts) is still there for you to explore on the days when I don't post. 

Just use the search box, or click on the technique, reviews, and inspirational categories (right side bar on computers, scroll down for mobile users).  My older hubs like Jewelry Making Tips, Jewelry Business Tips and Wire Making Tips are also available.

Where do I need more time? I have been working hard to grow my Etsy supply shop and hope to develop my nascent finished jewelry one, Craftagems too.  Like you, I enjoy designing but it takes a lot of time whether it is on drawing programs for laser cut designs or making unique jewelry. Some progress has also been made with my eBook on jewelry photography but it is still far from ready.

My volunteer mask making efforts for my local hospital as well as making masks for family and friends who don't sew, also took up time for the last few months.  2021 will hopefully be better for all of us!

And before I forget, Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

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  1. Take a break and have some fun creating! Good for you! We appreciate all the time you put into your research and then putting it all together for us. Thank you for all your time and talents!

  2. Pearl, I've never understood how you can keep blogging 7 days a week anyhow. Now only 5? That is still a lot. Good luck in your new blogging schedule. Onward and upward.

  3. I belong to the Highland Lakes Bead Society and you are one of our staples!! We all so enjoy your work and appreciate you. I think 5 times a week is just fine - even 3 times a week is ok. Just don't quit all together. We all need you!!

  4. You are an inspiration to me and you have always gone above and beyond for us. I am glad to hear that you are rearranging your plate. You deserve a lighter load and more attention for what you want. You have always gone above and we appreciate everything you have given us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.❤️ Thank you for all you have given of yourself so that I (we) can have what we wanted or needed. ❤️ �� Thank you very much. ❤️

  5. I think thay's a great plan, We all need time off. Five days is enough,
    Although I enjoy your blog very much.

  6. I completely understand and would rather you cut back than stop. I also admire your dedication for the 13 years. That's quite a record. I'm also proud of you for doing your "own thing." Best wishes for a great future and will continue looking forward to your blog as long as you feel you can continue.

  7. a daily blog has to require an enormous amount of commitment! kudos for keeping it up for 13 years!
    i love to go back through the archives reading about interests that i didn't have maybe when the blog was written, but have developed an interest in since. loads of great info there!
    go, you!

  8. Happy Canada Day from an appreciative fellow Canadian.

  9. Thank you for all your kind efforts to provide us with tutorials, tips, ideas, and supplies.
    Everyone needs to take time for themselves and your efforts have been much appreciated. Now it's time for you. Enjoy!

  10. Pearl you have been such a phenom putting so much time and work into this amazingly informative blog.
    I've always been in awe in the amount of content you have provided day after day. It really is about time that you get to enjoy other things and pursue a slower pace. Five days a week is still quite a lot and we readers appreciate all you have done and continue to do.
    Happy Canada Day!

  11. You know - I remember a couple of conversations - LOL - shall I go into them? - about your laser cutting and selling and blogging and photography. Back then I said I thought you'd be changing things around in your life. And what did you do? You tried to do it all as per usual!

    Taking a measly two days off from blogging is really going all out Pearl. I'm thinking there's 7 days in the week - maybe you need to split that exactly in half and blog for that amount and do whatever you want for the other half.

    If there's not enough content in your blog posts from all those years that we can peruse and learn from then what does that say about us?

    Plus - all those years of unpaid work. You deserve to make some money now from your passion.

    I'm with everyone else. You do you. We'll survive. And thanks for what you have done and what you will do.

  12. I am barely able to create one post a week, so 5 is still a lot. You have built up a loyal subscriber base who will be here regardless of your posting schedule. Take care

  13. Thanks everyone for your wonderful and encouraging comments! It's readers like you who keep me going.

  14. Good on you Pearl, I love getting the email that a new addition is ready for my pleasure, and appreciate the hard work you put in, take a break and know that we will all be waiting and enjoying your wonderful blog.
    Love and light from New Zealand xx

  15. Best of luck as you re-balance your time. I just wish I had found your blog eleven years ago when I started making jewelry. Thanks for all the information and inspiration!

  16. Totally understand and am beyond thankful for your wonderful blog! I’ve learned so much over the years from your posts; interesting info on people and places that I had never heard of, and jewelry techniques as well. Huge, huge thank you!!


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