I used to think blogs were...well, silly. I thought it was weird that people would want to write about their lives on the internet where absolutely anyone could read it. Weirder was that people might want to.
Strangely, even people who held this belief seemed to blog. In fact, they seemed to blog about the fact that they couldn't believe that anyone would want to read about the minutiae of someone else's life.
Obviously, I have changed my mind. (Or I'm a massive hypocrite). I love to blog now and I love to read other people's blogs. My main reason is for inspiration: I love looking at scrappy projects, recipes, knitted things, stash, photography and frankly, anything else that's a bit crafty. And it's nice to see and hear about the lives behind the inspiration. It's lovely that communities can spring up across the world and that people can chat, and encourage each other and share inspiration.
Plus, I can show my Mum my pages in my blog.
So, everyone help yourselves to a freshly baked cookie (virtual, and therefore calorie free - calorific recipe here) and I will share my aims for Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class.
* I want my journalling to be fresh on my layouts. Sometimes I find that I like what I write here better than the words on my pages and I'd like it to be the other way around. I also think that may be because I feel like I'm writing to an audience here.
* I want to write down more stories from school. Being a teacher produces a continual steam of anecdotes and I'd like to record some of them :D
* I'd like to find some fellow bloggers!
That's all for now, looking forward to getting going.
P.S. If things go well, I'd love to organise a scrappy event in London...
P.P.S. I strongly recommend that recipe. It's half brownie, half cookie and completely delicious.