I started this blog back in January 2008. My goal was to use it as both a motivator and a journal of my craftiness.
Blog as Motivator: I figured that I would be more likely to follow up and actually finish things if I put it out there to the world at large that I was doing something. Accountability and all that. It has been nearly three years now, and I think I can safely say that it is working. I'm actually finishing things!
Blog as Journal: I'm not a journaling type of girl. I've tried keeping a diary, and have never been able to make it work. I've tried scrapbooking, and found it is just not my thing. But a blog? This has been working for me. It has been really valuable to record things as I do them, changes I make, and tracking my progress on projects. Not only does it help keep me focused, but it has become a resource for me as well. I find myself looking back to jog my memory about techniques, changes, timing of projects (as in: how long did it take me to finish that one?), and more. And it is fun to just take a walk down memory lane sometimes.
I love my blog. It's not fancy, but it serves my needs. And it is an amazing bonus that I have readers to give me encouragement, advice, and that little extra push. I feel so fortunate that you take time to visit, read, and comment.
Readers: You rock!!!
Seems like a good time to have my first giveaway!
Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to one of my favorite online quilt shops, the Fat Quarter Shop*!
Here are the rules:
- One entry per person, please.
- All entries must have a valid email address. (Unfortunately, I can't really give a gift certificate to "anonymous" or "email address unknown".)
- No entries after Monday, 10/25/2010.
- A winner will be chosen randomly and announced Tuesday, 10/26/2010.