Fair Woodworking

May 21, 2012

Was it something I said?

Filed under: Fair Woodworking & Hand Tool Blog — fairwoodworking @ 2:19 pm

Hey look at that!

It’s been 6 months now since I started this blog. I never planned on noting milestones when I started, but I’m still a little surprised by just about everything involved in bloggers ville.

For one, I can’t believe that I still have anything to write about. My original plan was to document the odd project, and that was about it. So I’ll quickly give myself a pat on the back for using my words.

What has left me completely stupefied, is that anyone else wants to read it…

I’m a very selfish writer. I write what pleases me, and what I think is funny, or interesting. I’m also a selfish reader, by that I mean I have a very short attention span. So paragraph after paragraph on stone flattening by anyone other than myself would put me to sleep. The fact that any of you give me the time of day is not taken lightly.

So today is not about me or the Fair Woodworking Blog. It’s about you the intrepid reader. You gluttons for ridicule, and my harsh unqualified opinions. What gives you the stomach for hearing about my morbid, twisted thoughts and stories? I don’t know.

Whatever it is, it’s nice to see you have stopped by.

And on that note, I should mention that I’ve hit another milestone. This month Fair Woodworking had its 1000th view! I’ve never really promoted the blog, in fact I’ve only ever told one person about it, and that was only while asking permission to proclaim that I hated him (by the way I don’t actually hate Konrad Sauer). At first it was a mystery how other than by google search, anyone found the blog. That is until I noticed that you can click on the comments I’ve made on other blogs, and it links to mine. I like that because it makes this feel more like a community. Since then I’ve noticed a few other bloggers have added my blog to their list of links. While my goal is not to get on everybody’s blogroll, I do want to show my appreciation to such a kind gesture.

And then there is Twitter. I don’t get Twitter. At all. I set up an account to try to make heads or tails out of it, but I don’t see its charm. I did however discover that I do have at least one reader who does get it. It was very cool to see that most of my posts are being re-posted on another twitter account along side of what I would consider “respectable” bloggers.

It’s not why I’m doing it, but it’s nice to know that you guys are there.

Thank you to everyone for an enjoyable 6 months!

Have a great week in your part of the world, and if you already have one, keep blogging. If you don’t…






  1. I’ve enjoyed your blog. Not sure how I found it, but I generally look at the blogs of those who comment on mine or leave interesting comments on other blogs I read. I get a lot out of the amateur blogs, I like watching others learn and to read their thoughts on the craft. I do like to read what the experts have to say, but amateurs often ask better questions.

    Comment by rob campbell — May 21, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

  2. No …. Thank You!!! … Im currently ‘at sea’ but still enjoying catching up on all my favourite Blogs en route at various ports with wifi. You are most definitely on that favoured list.

    Comment by Simon — June 3, 2012 @ 9:01 am

  3. Hi Rob and Simon, great to hear from both of you! I should also say that I also get a lot out of both of your blogs, and look forward to trying some of the things I’ve see you do.

    Take Care.

    Comment by fairwoodworking — June 4, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

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