Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hahaha! Happy Birthday MY BLOG!

That's right...two years folks. I've been blogging for two years!! Yahoo! I am nearly at my 500th post, wowzers!

Some of my favorite things about blogging....

1. People. I have met some awesome people. I love to read other people's blogs every day and I try to always leave comments, when I have time.  For the most part, the people who comment on my blog are supportive, kind and encouraging...and I appreciate that!
2. Inspiration. There are so many sources of inspiration in the blog world, I find something new every day.
3. Motivation. By forcing myself to post beautiful things, I am making myself actual make things. And keep making things all the time. Not to have a shop. Not to sell my stuff on Etsy....just to MAKE stuff. Because the process is important.
4. Writing. I enjoy writing. I think I sensor myself quite a bit on my blog because my family/co-workers read it...but I still try to write stuff sometimes and I think it is important.
5. Photography. Where else am I gonna show off my zillions of pictures??

Things I don't do:
1. Ads. I don't advertise on my blog. You see ads everywhere....but I doubt I would make enough for it to be worth it so I just don't do it.
2. Give-Aways. I tried that for a while...but it was just too hard to get to the post office and I never really have anything good to give away.
3. Negativity. I try to stay positive on my blog. Occasionally I have a ligit gripe or complaint...but for the most part I want this to be a happy place.

What do you love about blogging?


Hearthandmade said...

happy birthday to bloooog! Im having a cath kidston pencil case giveaway if you are interested :)


Maria Ontiveros said...

Love that picture. I love the same things you do about blogging - the space to write, the people I've met, the push to be creative, the ready-made audience, the fame and recognition!

Suzzi said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary. My singing is bad so (Even the typed version, lol.) I will just have to straight talk it. Have a wonderful day at blogging and tfs.

Kate said...

Happy blog-iversary! Stopping by via Jamie's blog.

I love blogging because it gets me back to journaling like I did in grade school/high school. Plus, it's like inflicting vacation pictures, race reports, and stories about my kids on my family...except here you don't have to read it if you don't want to. :)

Like you, I do some censoring of myself. I'm always aware that this is a public forum and would be easy enough for my kids/husband/boss/students' parents to come across, and since I want to keep my respectability/marriage/job intact I watch what I write. And ditto on the negativity. While there's a place and time to share vents and down feelings, who wants to read that? I surely don't want to look back in a year and see two months of black clouds!

Anonymous said...

This is a good blog. Keep up all the work. I too love blogging and expressing my opinions. Thanks