Thanks for popping in.
Friday’s blog a private peek, right?
Well yesterday, whilst making the big decision to blog ahead so that the show goes on while we go snorkelling in the Pacific,
Maui – Molokini = No internet……
I was actually feeling guilty.
Jim could feel me struggling, and this is what he said…
“Do you realise Barb, that you have blogged every day,
without missing a beat, since 16th October 2013?
That’s 1,010 posts. Every blog takes you at least 2 hours, sometimes 3 or 4. So that’s at least 2,020 hours.
Probably more like 3,000 hours.”
While I was digesting the number of hours and what that really means, Jim started reading out my very first blog….
I’m a Blogging Virgin….
Well, here goes. Working my way around this new Blog is much like wandering round Sainsbury’s blindfolded. I think I have been down a different aisle, but keep ending up at the same place, the Cheese counter.
Ever the optimist, I will carry on writing, even though the probability of this ever actually getting saved and posted is about as likely as me getting back into those size 12 skinny jeans I used to wear way back when.
It’s like everything new, I guess. Learning to blog is like learning to do anything: the level of success will be in direct proportion to the amount of effort, time and energy I am prepared to give it. When I look around, in Blogland, there are so many clever people, and I think I should be able to do this! But I must tell you, this isn’t my first attempt at starting a Blog. Oh no! I reckon I must have at least 3 skeleton blogsites, sitting all forlorn and forgotten. Just never knew what for, where and how! But this time, it’ll be different, I promise….
Never a truer word written! It was the bit about the level of success being in direct proportion to the amount of effort, time and energy I was prepared to give it which spoke to me.
Here we all are, nearly 3 years on,
a couple of Blog awards under the belt,
a massive craft resource library, packed with photo step-by steps,
a kind safe community has built up around it,
and a caring circle of friends which makes my heart sing.
No wonder I struggle to detach – albeit only for a fortnight !!
But I’m not gone yet !!!!
First we need to pack.
Dave hasn’t been snorkelling before,
so he’s in for a real treat.
So are we.
Time to pack the van for the Bristol Parchment Show.
That will be interesting.
I wonder how the seasoned, traditional parchment experts
will respond to our Groovi system….
They really ought to be giving us a pat on the back,
because Groovi most definitely put the art of parchment
back on the crafting map! Or should I say mat?
Have a great day.
Enjoy the leaves on the trees!
A little rain and a little sunshine –
and our little island is a green haven again.
love & hugs,