Woo hoo! Another class by Shimelle Laine! This one, Blogging for Scrapbookers is as it says really, but you don't have to be a scrapbooker to appreciate some guidance on telling your story.
I'm fairly new to blogging, as you can tell from my oh so desperate decor! One of the things I want to achieve during this on-line class, is to get a layout I am happy with that says something more about me. Initially I only started blogging to enter on-line challenges with my scrapbook layouts, but I also wanted to be able to reach other people suffering with depression. Scrapbooking is a huge part of my recovery and so everything really does go hand in hand for me. I also wanted to have a place to record my journey and also my journey through my weight loss and fitness campaign which is, of course, also linked to my recovery. It is also a way to record my creative writing journey although there is a huge lack of progress here!
So another thing I hope to achieve during this class, is to sort out my voice / audience etc. Is putting everything in one place the right thing? It suits me but does it suit my readers? I want to reach like-minded people so that we can hold hands through the various journeys we are on. There are some wonderful people taking Shimelle's class as always, and I hope to make some more on-line friends through doing it. Hello to anyone passing through from the class! I hope you'll pull up a chair and join me in a virtual cuppa while we peruse the big world that has been brought right to our laps!
I wanted to leave you with a photo as I dont much like posting without one. I didnt want to show a pic of me sitting on the sofa in my pyjamas, which is where I blog and surf, so you've got a pic of me that I tried to take myself recently....
And as this is about my craft as much as my blog, and I feel I ought to show my work space for something at least, here is part of my craft room. I took the pics a couple of weeks ago when I bought a new tablecloth so that I could show my scrapping buddy and see if she approved!
Well I'm off for another cuppa, a little more blog hopping, and then to bed. My gorgeous small children have been keeping me up through the night and VERY early in the morning for a few days and now I have their lurgy too. Aren't kids wonderful for sharing their germs and their bad dreams and their love of the dawn?!
Bye for now xx