By now you know I am doing a Block of the Month, something I’ve done since 2014 on my blog and always plan to do. I love Block Of The Months. I don’t normally follow pieced block like samplers, for instance, but I love something that captures my eye, something that I say to myself, I would make that. If I believe I’d make it, then I’m an avid follow of that Block Of The Month.
Don’t get me wrong here, I love them, but I won’t pay for them. I can see where quilt shops offer Block Of The Months for classes and such, it’s just the nature of a quilt shop to do so. I think differently tho when it comes to a blog. For me, doing a block of the month keeps me thinking creatively and helps me generate interest to my blog. While I offer my blocks for free for a limited time, I do still keep it free until the next release of a block. This gives everyone time to download it that’s following, and for those who wish to catch up later, they can pay a small price in order to do so.
I like helping to promote other blogs that are doing a block of the month. Most of the time, other blogs may not even realize that their are links to their sites on my site, but I do promote other blogs in two places on every single page of my blog. One is in the right hand column, the other is in the bottom footer of my page. These are rotating logos of various sites doing block of the months. In 2014, I had an entire page also dedicated to block of the months, and I intend to do the same in 2016. I didn’t have the time in 2015 to create one, but I’ll be more diligent this year.
So, with that said, if you have a block of the month, that is free at least until the release of the next block .. for instance as an example, you release your first block Jan 1, with the next one due Feb 1, the January block remains free until February’s block goes up on your site. I will gladly add a logo to your block of the month on my site. I don’t always catch them all, but there are sites who seem to do them every year, and I’ve grown to know some of these sites quite well.
So far this year, these are the 2016 block of the months I currently know about.