I’m taking a course called Blogging for Scrapbookers and this is the first day. We have been asked to consider why we want to focus on blogging for the next three weeks.
I think I can say it all began for me in January of 2010. That is, the world of blogging and an alternative to scrapbooking began for me in 2010. I had a need to write. Not that I’m a great writer by any means of the word, but I felt that need to put thoughts to written word.
At this time I also began my first excursion into Project 365 so my blog became a natural receptacle for those photographs. Then a funny shift happened.
Once I got the pictures along with the words on the screen I felt my need to physically scrapbook greatly diminished. I was content. I felt like I had accomplished something lasting that day. My thoughts had been expressed and immortalized, just as scrapbooking should be. I wanted family and friends to share in my excitement. I appreciate you stopping by family and friends.
But through blogging I have found additional, wonderful, friends that I would never have come across in a million years without blogging. What a blessing that has been to meet you, learn from you, and be encouraged by you. A huge heartfelt, “THANK YOU!”
Now, that I am at the beginning of my second year of blogging I’ve been thinking about my blog. I want to figure out how to keep blogging, which I love, in balance with my family, which I also love, a full time job, some physical scrapbooking, photography, and all those mundane things that need to be done and to keep my blogging meaningful for myself and others who have taken the time to stop by and visit. I think that is what I will focus on even more so now in the upcoming three weeks.
Have you ever found that you have started a project to find it take you in a direction you never suspected like blogging did for my scrapbooking?