Thursday, November 19, 2009

Prettifying the blog

It wasn't so hard. Thanks to generous bloggers who can actually design and format these add-ons and freely share them with of us who are techologically and artistically challenged. I really like my new look and hope that you do too.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Public or Private

Since I have started this blog, I have kept it private. I have done this because I still am not sure if I feel comfortable sharing my thoughts with the internet world. I love reading other people's blogs, I am signed up for over 100 of them on Google Reader. Reading about other people's crafts, struggles, triumphs and lives sometimes makes me feel less alone and isolated.

I would like to have some internet friends though and maybe a blog would help. Would I get any readers, would anyone care about what I write--I just don't know. Maybe I should just take a leap of faith and try it. I will give myself to the end of Shimelle's class and make a decision. Maybe I could just start with the Holidays at Hand class that Jessica Sprague is holding. What do you think?
Should I go for it?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Overwhelmed in a good way

The holiday season is coming up and though we really have a low key time around our house there is still some stress. But not really, we only have one child who will be 19 by then and no other family gifts to buy or cookies to bake or meals to make or entertaining to do. So why do I feel overwhelmed. It's my obsession with learning new things about scrapbooking and making my pages better. I have signed up for so many on-line classes this year and have not finished one of them yet. I still want to finish them but which one first. Unfortunately, I am also a procrastinator.
I can get so easily distracted by this lovely computer, that I don't get busy doing more creative things. My resolution for the upcoming year is not to take another class until I complete the ones I have. It is crazy to keep stockpiling PDF files and filling 3 ring notebooks with them and never use them. Every Friday I will post a progress report. Wish me luck!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Why I want to blog

I have wanted to learn about blogging for some time. I am interested in keeping up with current trends and technologies and I am interested in having somewhere to store daily thoughts and ideas. I am not sure that I will share this as of yet. Shimelle's instructions and classes are very well done and I always enjoy being in them.
I'm taking an online scrapbooking class for bloggers so I hope my blog will be good reading this month.