- 1. To legitamize myself as a scrapper/crafter/knitter....Having an internet address makes me easy to find.
- 2. To become one with this generation. Texting, blogging, video chatting, pintresting etc. makes me feel young and up to date.
- 3. Keeps me busy in the evenings. B"H my children are all grown up now and I have time to indulge myself.
- 4. Helps me keep inventory of my work in a more clear and detailed way. I love the process of breaking down what I am doing and why I am doing it.
- 5. I have a strong desire to share what knowledge I have so that I might inspire one of you to give it a try.
- 6. I will also admit that I have a strong desire to publish a book about scrapbooking and maybe if I blog about it I will eventually find the avenue to take for that goal to happen.
- 7. Most importantly, I feel accomplished at something I never thought I could do and that gives me strength to further challenge myself.
Most people don't take the time out to say a few words but even one or two comments makes my day!
Todays world brings new opportunities to make 'friends' you never could have had any other way.
And you don't even have to 'do lunch'!
I love that so much.
If I have the opportunity to be in any city where I feel I've connected to a blogger who lives there, I would definitely make the effort to meet them.
There is also another pleasure from those that comment.
They are written by friends and family.
I get a thrill knowing they would take a second out of their busy day to conciously think about me.
Random thoughts pass through our minds all day that look real good when you put them to print.. Especially a compliment.
But what is clearly the best reason for blogging and what surprises me the most is that at the end of the day I feel like I am finding a new understanding of who I am.
That's what happens when you are quietly writing your thoughts.
They are clear.
They are pure.
They are you.
For me the biggest challenge of scrapbooking has always been journaling.
I don't have a sophisticated vocabulary.
I wasn't focused enough in school to learn grammar well.
I am forever envious of writers who can take a seemingly ordinary moment and weave an extraordinary tale.
(like my good friend Batya Lisker)
What a gift.
But that shouldn't stop me from trying.
Maybe I won't write like Batya but I could write like Faygie Fellig.
That could work.
So here I am.