Vintage Sewing

Giveaway Posts and Tags

July 18, 2010

Hey Everyone!

We seem to be getting a lot of posts about freebies and giveaways at the moment. I don’t mind seeing these posts appear because who doesn’t want something free every now and again?!? I would ask, however, (as per our advertising policy which you can read here) that you only post once on Sew Retro about your giveaway. I would also ask that you not promote your business in any way on Sew Retro, I’m more than happy to add you to our links list so if you’d like to be added please send your URL to the usual email address.

When posting your finished items could you please add some tags to your posts to make it easier for everyone to find things? The blog is 4 years old now amazingly so there is a wealth of information on here. If you could add (or use an existing tag) for the pattern company and number (together, ie Butterick 1111), another for the year (or decade if you don’t have a specific year) and another for the type of garment (ie shirt, skirt, dress etc) then everyone will be able to browse easily and see if anyone has attempted something they want to try, or get inspiration for a pattern to look for. At some point I will go back and tag existing posts, it’s going to be a huge job so if you feel like helping out and could go back and tag your own posts that would be a great help.

Thanks and as always, happy sewing!


  1. Thanks for the tag reminder, I always forget! But of course only way to really access all the info in these many fab posts. Tagging now…Cheers!

  2. Thank you for the post. All the repetitive giveaway promos that are mainly designed to drive traffic to the person's blog (often commercial or linked to something commercial) really get me aggravated.

  3. sorry, also guilty of not tagging. I'm going back now. Is there an easy way of just bringing up your own posts in the list to make it easier ? There's quite a few to scroll through !

  4. You know, I hadn't even noticed but yes a lot of people don't tag AT ALL. Especially if they really only want you to follow the link back to their own blogs.

    I try to give people a full post when I write on here instead of using SR as a platform to gain more readers to my blog. If you come and check me out, fine but I want this site to continue to be strong on its own merits. So, everyone, please at least tag your posts. thanks!

  5. Figured it out! Better to view pages 300 posts at a time, rather than 25 posts at a time. Much easier to find your own this way.

  6. Help! I'm a new blogger and I don't know how to create tags. Could you point me in the right direction to instructions? The ones when I searched on the Blogger help page were confusing. Thanks!

  7. I think I worked it out – that's what the 'labels' box at the bottom of the post form is for. Duh'oh!

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