I've pretty much just discovered what Google+ is. I knew our blog came with one, but I never knew how to get to it, or how it worked. I'm still in the midst of figuring it out now, but I know at least enough to get it started.
Almost as soon as I started messing around with it, I had this idea about it and our blog. One of my most favorite costumers (actually probably my favorite :)), Merji, has a Live Journal and a blog. She uses her LJ as a "progress blog" where she posts things like "bought fabric for such and such dress" or "haven't worked on this in a while, but this is what I'm doing", or "my dress is almost finished" and so on. It's a way to keep people updated, and it has a bit more of a "comfortable" (I'm not really sure what word to use here...having a mental blank) atmosphere, like you could chime in DURING the process, and not just afterward. Merji also has her main blog, where she posts stunning photos of her finished items, and gives the run-down, as well as maybe a few inside pics. Maybe it's just because I really like her and the way she does things, but I think that's a fabulous idea. Two blogs.
Here on Two Teen Seamstresses, we have tried pretty hard to just post finished projects. Bascha and I thought it might get confusing if we were both doing lots of posts of things we were in the midst of making. It would be kind of hard to keep track of who was buying what, and making what, and learning about what. And we haven't done any rants either :) (IMO, a rant is a long blog post with no pictures. IMO, this would be considered a rant...I'm ranting about Google+ and how much I think I'm going to like it :D) By blogging this way, it's like you're only seeing the outside of our sewing world (parts of the inside, but not a ton), but I'm hoping that soon, you can see the inside too. So we're turning our Google+ into a second blog sort of, to keep you in the loop between the stitches of the finished things we post here. This way, if we find a really good fabric buy and want to take a pic and tell you about it, we could. If we were half finished with a dress, or had just made it over a milestone, we could tell you about it, right then. We could make a photo album of inspiration pictures for an upcoming dress to share with you. And you would comment and tell us what you think the whole way through the project, which will be cool too :).
I am so non-tech savvy, I don't even know how to get to our Google+, so I'll just post the link I use HERE for ya'll to click as well :). Hope that works. :P I don't know exactly how you'll be able to follow our "blog" over there, but I think you could just bookmark the page if that is how you follow anyway, or maybe add us to your circle and then you'll get emails....however you want I guess. I've also added it to our blog list on the right hand column of this blog. It says it won't update it how it does the other blogs, but you could check it that way if you wanted.