Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Blogging about blogging

Okay, so at the beginning ot the easter holidays I said that I was going to dedicate more time to crafting in some form or other and then blogging it. Have I done that? Well about twice. So I've decided to have a think and dip into Shimelle's class, A Year of Blogging, to see where I want my blogging (and crafting) to go.
When I started this blog, I wanted it to be a place where I could show what I had made. But now I've realised that I don't make things often enough to warrant it really. So what do I want from my blog now?
Well, I think it's going to still be a place to share makes, but maybe also a place to share photos I've taken and just some general musings about everyday life.
Do you plan what goes in your blog?
Do you blog for a reason?

So this photo is one that represents me at home. Laptop is on, crafting tools are out and cup of tea ready (My name is Ally and I'm a cup of
tea-aholic and proud).
This is how many an evening starts off once school work and housework is finished (ok, so that's another reason why not much blogging and making goes on - daily life gets in the way. HMPH). Laptop will be on, tea and tools ready ... and then I start surfing! I normally start by looking on UKS and reading the threads on there and once I start clicking I can't stop. Before I know it I've ended up on the Internet somewhere completely different to where I started, time for bed and no making done!! Sound familiar?

I have no doubt that I will still have plenty of evenings that travel along this same path but I am going to try and be a little more focussed.

Note to self - spend any spare time in the evenings being more productive!

So that's enough waffle from me. Let's see if this at least gets me on a more focussed track. Let me know your thoughts and feelings about your blog and why you blog too. I'd love to know (ok so I'm a nosey parker too!).



  1. Hmmm, wondered what happened to you:) Ohh, the dreaded surfing, I know it well. Sometmes I just don't go online and get the craft stuff out instead or as you say before you know it it's midnight! I always have the next blog post swirling around my head, sometimes it's just a filler like a card or other times I plan ahead knowing what story I want to tell behind a layout. Like you I am blogging more everyday life now but I stll like a craft connection. Good luck!

  2. I think a blog can be what ever you want it to be but the important thing is it shouldn't become a chore.

    I share my makes or things I want to make but also occasionally use it as a forum to let off steam or just record 'life'.

    Whatever you decide - enjoy it.

    Toni :o)

  3. Greetings from anouther cuppa-tea-aholic. I think the life behind the scrapbooks is what makes a blog different from a scrapbook album Keep it up


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