I keep getting emails that I need to ‘get with the times’ from my friends. I personally wasn’t a great fan of the Bloglovin’ platform, I prefer my MyYahoo! RSS feed. But it’s not like it’s a bad thing to be registered. So I am. Here’s the link.
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I will be the first to admit that I don’t blog like I used to, and when I do it’s on my private site. I don’t know if Facebook has taken away the need to have a place to post random thoughts and silliness, or if I just don’t have the time. The truth of the matter is, though, that I still miss it. And while I love to read blogs, I just don’t necessarily have time to write blog entries. I’ve also noticed that more and more the blogs that I read are craft related.
I somehow stumbled onto the blog for Sew Many Ways. I don’t remember how–maybe it was through Crafty Storage? And of course I added it to the RSS feeder. (Yes, I still use an RSS feeder. So sue me. I like it.) The most recent posting was asking about the crafty in you–post a link to something crafty you have done and shared on your blog. I had to go WAYYYYYY back to find the posting about my afghan! Evidently, while I knit and crochet and cook and sew and scrapbook and so on, I just don’t blog about that stuff.
Hmmmm. Something might have to change there! In the meantime, I’m off to try and find photos of that yummy bread pudding that I had, and I’m claiming my Sew Darn Crafty button with pride. I promise to post more, with photos, of my accomplishments!!!!
When I jump started this blog back in January, it was with a friend who had just started a new blog herself but didn’t know what to do or if she would even write. I offered her the same challenge that had been given to me–to write something every day for a specified period of time, and I would do it with her.
Unfortunately, my blogging friend (who is still in high school) has had a difficult time these last few months, and has not been able to use a computer for blogging for the last several weeks. Without that accountability, I, too, have fallen short.
The sad thing is, the challenge was for 60 days. I made it for 56. Four days short. I realize that once I started ushering for Wicked that there wasn’t much in my life that was, well, blogworthy, but that is still no excuse to stop blogging like that. I feel that I not only let my friend down I also let myself down by not living up to the 60 day challenge. So I owe myself four more blog postings. I don’t know if I’ll be back to daily yet, but I’ll make an effort to not be silent.
One down, four to go to fulfill my promise!
When I first began this blog in April 2008 (yikes!) it was with the challenge to write something every day for sixty days. I accepted the challenge, and while there were some nights where I was on the verge of listing my supper contents to qualify for a posting I managed to post something every day for sixty days–and then some. I grew to enjoy the mental exercise and had a lot of fun with this little website. Once my employment status changed, however, there was a significant decrease in the number of posts that came up. I no longer ‘collected’ interesting news stories with the intent of publishing a roundup in a posting, I didn’t have scraps of paper with fun ideas or topics I wanted to discuss, and basically with all that was going on in my life I had other things on my mind. I had a hard time finding ways to communicate with my friends, much less with the unknown three or four people out there in cyberspace that stumbled across my blog. Occasionally I’d have a rant I needed to vent, questions or theological issues I was struggling over, a charming story to share . . . but for the most part I was just silent.
Well after today, my fair friends, that shall change. A young friend of mine has started her own blog, which you can find over at Love, Kay. One of her first entries cracked me up, Continue reading
I wish I could copy this verbatim, instead I’ll just link to it and point out #1, #5, #7, #18, and #20
It should be laminated and handed to all people when they renew their driver’s license at the age of 25!