Hi, all! Today’s assignment is actually what held me up when I first started on WordPress! It took me about a week to come up with a title and tagline. My blog title is Arts, Crafts, Food and Other Things, and the tag line is “A little bit of everything that interests me.” Feedback would be appreciated, all! Thanks.
To think that when I started blogging, it was just a way to keep in touch with 2 friends who changed from The Book of Faces (as they say in Crossford VIllage, NJ Renaissance Faire style) over to blogging. Never thought I would take the Blogging 101 challenge, but here I am. (“”This is another fine mess you’ve gotten me into, Stanley!” Or rather JoAnne and Rebekah!) So, why am I here? The first question they asked us to consider is why a public blog and not a private journal. Tough question for me. In various small groups and Bible studies in the last 2 years, we have been encouraged to journal. I do – for 2 days, a week, maybe 2. Done. Had a diary as a kid – sketchy at best. Don’t do scrapbooking. either. The only thing I’ve done consistently is take photos, and. since Steve and I married (wow, 12 years ago next month) is save a memento or two from each trip we’ve taken and paste them into a large artist’s sketch book. I guess that I blog because I like to write, but I don’t always have something to say that’s worth writing about. Sometimes it’s a stray verse that catches my brain, or a new project I’m knitting. Maybe it’s something I see or hear. So blogging allows me to write about something when that happens, rather than trying to force the writing into an expected mold or format. So I guess that’s why I blog instead of journal. (Also, I type WAAAAAY better than I write! My friends and family can attest to that!)
What topics do I think I’ll write about? Well some I named above – those stray ideas that pop up. But I will still continue to blog about my knitting, my art (if I ever start painting again!), family history research, and of course food and cooking! I’ll write about things I like and people I love.
And I would love to connect with anyone interested in these things – I love checking into the variety of people who decide that my blog is interesting, or worth following, and to follow them in return. I like the tips provided in the past that led me to sources which unexpectedly held some key pieces of my family history here in New Jersey. See my post “Lost & Found.”
So, that’s who I am, and why I’m here. For now! See you all out there in Blog 101 land