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