Firstly, thank you all for leaving such thoughtful comments about the MAGAM blog. It seems that we have a core community of sewers that love to meet up and visit each others blogs to see what we have made.
That is the best part of the blog community and that is what I want to maintain. Quite a number of you made the comment that other people could help, and I agree, especially with monthly themes. Monthly themes would be fun if everyone suggested themes - we could slowly work on them over time. I can think of lots of ideas on how to work this.
As for editors, yes, another editor could operate this blog, or someone else could take it over. While I initially had the idea, I don't consider it particularly "my property"- we have all contributed.
Some of you have commented that you are not Facebookers. I wasn't either, until this year. I joined for two reasons - 1. A University Forum that I had to participate in. And 2. I was also in Sarah's RTW fast (Goodbye Valentino) - as Accordion 3 pointed out, this worked well.
I was never going to go on Facebook - privacy, thought it was banal and time consuming and so on. I always operate via a nom-de-plume on social media as I like to keep this life private and not mingled with professional and personal life concerns. This is easy to do for those of you that are worried that your employer may find out you Facebook sewing adventures :). And I do not muddle up my Professional page with my Sewing Page on Facebook.
Some of you are not keen on Facebook, one will part ways, and the rest are comfortable with Facebook. It really did work well for the RTW fast. It also worked well for the Stashbusters group this year.
It would be a closed group, so it would only be our community plus anyone else that would like to join. We can still have the monthly themes, and post pictures there, and link to our blogs.
The big advantage is that if we want to have a chat about themes or our work, it is easy to run a thread on Facebook.
As far as my thoughts are concerned, next year I will have commitments to study, work, and things in my personal life that need attention. And my own blog to maintain. Some of you have the same problems - it's called Life, I think :) Facebook is an very workable way to keep this going, and apart from the initial set up that I will have to do (and learn as well!) runs well.
So, in a nutshell, this blog can be handed over to someone else next year, or we can move to Facebook.
Mind you, I'll have to learn to set up a page (easy to do) and then work out how to get you on it - I think it is just a matter of emailing you - that's how these things seem to work!).
Over to you,