For today’s 2013 Awesome Crochet Blogger Awards I’d like to give an award for the best blog from a crochet magazine. It’s a tough call but I decided that the top choice had to be Interweave’s Crochet Me blog.
About this Awesome Crochet Blog Award
Crochet magazines produce so much content within their pages that it’s tough to know what else they can offer in a blog. And yet, a good magazine will also have a blog that supplements that print content. It’s worth recognizing those magazines that do this well, with a blog that adds to the print material, not just repeating it.
Why the Winning Blog Won
The CrochetMe blog posts often promote books and products but they do in such a non-salesy way that it’s a resource, not an irritation. Each post is supplemented with helpful information, tips, ideas and inspiration for crocheters. A majority of the posts are written by Toni Rexroat who always does a great job explaining so many different things in crochet but this is a multi-blogger blog and the other voices add to what Toni is writing in a really informative way. I love that there’s a combination here of information for beginner crocheters and lots of resources for advanced crocheters.
This Blog Previously Won …
I haven’t previously included Crochet Me in my annual awards roundup but I’ve been following this blog for years and have always enjoyed it. Each year there are only about 30 blogs that get these awards so I can’t get to everyone and in the first years I really wanted to recognize the smaller, less well-known blogs first. As a magazine blog it has a wider reach but I’m glad to celebrate the great work of the site this year!
Although it didn’t affect my choice of winner in any way I want to say thanks again to Toni and Crochet Me for linking to my post earlier this year on the most popular crochet patterns. I’d also like to disclose that I write a regular column for the print magazine on everyday crocheters and why they do the amazing work that they do.
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