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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Should I or not?

I have a dilemma! Should I continue with this blog, or not? The fact that I have had over 65,000 visitors in 6 1/2 months tells me that crafters do visit the Cupboard, but do they make just one visit, or frequently return - I don't know! Do they find the tutorials interesting - well yes a few do - they have told me, but for the vast majority!?!??! I don't know! Can I continue? Well, yes I could, but perhaps with changes. However, should I continue is another question? What do you think? What would you like to see happen? Can you help me decide? As I said before "I have a dilemma!"

50 comments:

Aud said...

Please carry on. I don't usually post comments but I do love to see your work and get lots of good tips

Stamperlou said...

Hello there.
I always follow your new posts, although I follow so many blogs, I rarely comment! If you're feeling a bit unappreciated- don't! Your blog is a valuable resource and I enjoy your ideas and inspiration!

snooptigger said...

Please carry on. I again don't post many comments but do look at your blog lots and get loads of tips and techniques. I think that you cards are always stunning
Catherine xx

Jan R said...

I think you're a great inspiration and love your ideas. Please don't give up on your blog.

Sindra said...

I say the same as Aud. I am not so good to write because I am not so good to write in English. But please go on! I like your blog with all good tips and your lovely works!

JanJ said...

Hi there, I pop in and often read your posts, but am guilty of not always leaving a comment, but do really appreciate & enjoy what you do and would love it if you continue.

All the best

Jan xx

Alex said...

Hi!
I found your blog today, because I was looking for flowers with spellbinder - and your tutorial about that is great!
I liked you on my Blog and hope you carry on! stunning abour your ideas!
Hugs, Alex

Anonymous said...

Please continue. I always look on Mon and Thurs. Have a Wizard but love Cuttlebug folders and find your tips very useful.
Best wishes from Anne

Craftyanny said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't be giving up!!!
I love your tuts, sorry I'm not a regular poster but I do love your work.
I think we're all guilty of hopping along with commenting:(
Anne x

Jewellery Making said...

Hi there, I am new to your blog but I think you should continue, with stats like that I think you would be insane to stop, so a few come on once but that fact they come at all is a great felling... no... well thats my opinion, and I thouraly enjoyed your blog (Even if my spelling is rubbish)

Liz said...

Do keep going, not always time to comment but keep up with your postings by being a follower, so obviously I come back again and again!

Jose said...

I have only recently found your blog, and signed up to be a follower then, so I would love you to carry on if its possible, love all the tips you give us too

Helen Watkins said...

Ikki, dont leave us!! Of course you shoud continue :o) Especially when I have been giving your blog details to my sister and friends. Tee hee

I have learnt a lot from you, and love your cards you share with us. I do know it is a lot of work for you, so at the end of the day, it is up to you. But we would miss you terribly! I check every week to see what you have been up to, and often several times a week.

Kind regards
Helen

Sheena said...

I always read your blog even if I only occassionally comment - I understand that it is a big commitment to stick to updating a blog. I think you'll find that you are more appreciated than you think! But if you feel you are unable to continue then it is understandable - but you'd be missed!

Southern Cricut said...

Please carry on, I would miss your updates. you are so very talented. I learn so very much from you. I do understand if you are to busy to keep up with a blob, but if you think you are not appreciated, please do not think that. You are very appreciated by me.

Nellie said...

Hi I just found your fantastic blog Please do not give it up Just by reading a few comments you would be sadly missed It is great to see so many ideas that you have shared I will be back again

Jeanne said...

I just found your blog yesterday and added it to my Reader. I am looking forward to seeing what you share. From what I've seen so far you are very generous!

Would love to see it continue, but in the end, if it's not fun for you, that's a big consideration. Good luck with your decision.

Sarah said...

Hi Ikki,
Please continue, your work is an inspiration to us all and greatly appreciated. Only this morning I suggested someone vist your blog for "help".
Sarah - DC SS73

Linda M said...

I often pop by to see what new ideas and inspirations you have shown. Discovered your site when I bought my Nesties and your ideas have really helped me use them. However I often leave thinking I must buy something new that you have used!!! heee heee Would love you to carry one the great work and ideas. Thanks.

Kraftychick said...

I just recently found your blog and I check it every day - I do enjoy it so I vote for you to "CARRY ON" - and thanks for sharing all you do!

Nanettesplace2 said...

I don't know what your dilemas are, and I don't want to be selfish, but I sure hope you stay. I am a frequent visitor and love the tips, tutorials and inspiration you provide, however, if your dilemas concern this over a situation concerning your family or well being then by all means you and your family must come first. If you do continue, I will still be a loyal follower, if you don't, I will still by a loyal admirer. All the best,

Nanette Church
Nanettesplace@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Please carry on Ikki, I love the inspiration and tutorials and look forward to finding new ones every Monday. Like others I am guilty of not commenting very often but your efforts are really appreciated.
Julie Mae (DC)

tracy said...

i think you should carry on, or my craft group freinds will punish me for sending them to your blog after they get their new cuttlebugs, i love looking at your creations and am ;looking forward to trying them out when i ever get the time, so no you cant stop. do you really want me to be punished and untrained lol

Steph said...

Hi just found your website from Make a lasting impression and I have added you to my favourites, I have just ordered another set of nesties and found your blog really interesting and easy to follow, I hope you are able to continue. (I have a bigshot but it works brilliantly with my nesties). Your blog is full of inspiration for things I would never have thought of myself!!! Thank you, Steph

TwinTrouble said...

Please do carry on with the blog... I don't usually post comments as I read so many lovely blogs but I keep coming back to this one as I love my Bug and am slowly building up my dies and embossing folders :)
I'm hoping to use some of your tutorials, which are absolutely fantastic, when I have had the re-modernisations finished on my home and I actually have space to Scrap and make cards whilst being able to leave my beloved Bug out in his own area and not tucked away on a shelf out of sight due to the lack of space I have at the moment!
I think the amount of visitors you have to your site says how much your blog is loved... Unfortunately in this modern day and age many people just don't have time to sit and comment on all the blogs they read... but just know that your advice and tutorials are greatly appreciated... especially by me :) Erika xxx

Bagpuss685 said...

You are a great inspiration to me, please carry on, dont normally comment, but will do so from now. Your blog is a valuable asset and I have learnt so much from you

Merry said...

I think you have a wonderful blog here with lots of terrific ideas. I am thinking that it is a matter of do you still enjoy sharing your activities with the world? ..... they obviously love seeing them with so many visits. I agree it is nice seeing a comment from time to time. Another question is do you have the time?....life changes.

Angeles said...

I come back all the time to see what new ideas or tutorials you have uploaded.
I would really miss your blog.

Jade said...

Your tutorials are great. You really straightened me out with all the helpful spellbinder info. Thank you for that. Your blog is the only one I've subscribed to because I love your tips and ideas. I hope you will continue your blog.

Anonymous said...

I've only recently found your blog but have found it invaluable since I bought a Cuttlebug about 2 months ago and needed lots of tips and ideas. I find your ideas inspirational and I think with new nesties, folders and changing trends your ideas will keep flowing and we'd love you to share with us!

Hunnybunnycards said...

Hi Eileen, you must carry on, both your blogs are excellent and an inspiration to thousands of people. I know its hard work for you and takes time to do but its worth it and I know you get a great deal of satisfaction from it, so keep going girl!!

Barbaraxx

Anonymous said...

Ivisit your blog every day but I do not post comments I really enjoy your tutorials and have learned a lot

Amanda said...

I have only discovered your blog this week but have already found it really useful as I used my first nestabilities today and love my bug. You have some really useful information and great ideas.

Beth said...

Yes please carry on. I don't post comments but I read your blog daily. I have a group of stamper friends that I forward lots of stuff from your blog. You are a wealth of ideas & inspiration.

kim said...

I would hate to see you leave us. But the real question is what makes you happy. Do that first and everything else will fall into place. I have learned so many things from your post. like making a mask so you don't see the lines when you use your cuttlebug. I'm sorry I haven't posted more life sometimes gets in the way but you are appreciated kim

kim said...

I would hate to see you leave, but you need to do what makes you happy. If you do that everything else will fall into place. i have learned so much from your post. Like making a mask so you don't get that line when you use your cuttlebug. I'm sorry I haven't posted alot sometimes life gets in the way but you are appreciated and would be missed. Kim

PaulineC said...

I think that your blog is inspirational and I often visit. Pease don't stop blogging.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I read your posts often and have learned so much from you. You are a very talented lady - please don't stop! I seldom comment on any blogs due to time constraints.
Thank you so very much for your blog! Hugs!

Gail said...

i loooove your blogs..i have learned so so much..please continue..i check in everyday..and love everything thing you have shown..loves ya Gail

Gail said...

please stay..your tuts. are amazing..i check in everyday..to learn new stuff..loves ya Gail

Anonymous said...

Yours is one of the few blogs in my favorites and I appreciate your tutorials and projects. Please keep it up.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

I always follow your new posts, although I follow so many blogs, I rarely comment! I hope its not because you feel unappreciated.
Your blog is a valuable resource and I enjoy your ideas and inspiration!
Please Please continue
Hugs Julie x

Lucy x said...

I'd love it if you carry on. I don't look in every week but have definately learnt some really good things and got inspiration from here. Your ideas are wonderful.

kath said...

Hello ikki, it would be a shame if you gave up, your the reason I finally bought some nesties, as your blog was the only one where the instructions were in a form I could understand ( ie. pics ), had it not been for your blog my bug would proberbly have been tossed in the bin by now.. So please don't leave us , Has as already been said i know I don't leave many comments ,but I do look forward to your weekly Thursday blog...hugs Kath...

Anonymous said...

Hi Ikki, I visit all the time please don't stop you have taught me so much since you started using this blog.

Louise Score DC

Fiona said...

Hope you decide to carry on. I have you in my 'favourites' and look in often. Your tips are brilliant and the tutorials are written in a way that is easy to follow. I have made a card using your MFP idea and would never have thought of this myself. You are the 'Cuttlebug Queen' as far as I am concerned and I would certainly miss your fabulous work and ideas.
Fiona x

DI HERBERT said...

I am a frequent follower and always recommending your site to cuttle bug customers as a source of inspiration so please carry on in what ever form you choose.

Anonymous said...

Please keep your blog going. :)

farnorthstamper said...

Oh, I just discovered your blog. I looked over the tutorials, and really need to study them later. You have some really great stuff here! Please don't give it up!
Thanks so much for all of the hard work.
God bless,
Bonnie S.

Shirley said...

I pop over now and again to check out your brilliant tutorials. I have several of the cuttlebug embossing folders and am always looking for inspiration.
A big yes from me.I am sure you would be missed if you decided not to continue with your brilliant blog.

Shirley
http://cottonberrycreations.blogspot.com