Monday, 21 March 2011

Blogging for Scrapbookers.

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.

Kisses xxx

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.


  1. Those cookies look DELICIOUS!

  2. I've just come over from Shimelle's class, looking for your Blog.I have to say I've spent years saying what you did,and am now addicted to reading Blogs therefore have decided to 'dip my toes in the water'


  3. Yum - thanks for the virtual cookie! I like your intention to record more of the school stories. I'm a teacher although I'm taking a few years off, but I wish I had recorded some of the funny incidents for my teaching scrapbook.

  4. those look delicious! and i love your blog background...those old photos look beautiful.

  5. Oh yes please - a scrappy event in London - that would be wonderful!!! xx

  6. hiya miss smith, always love ur blog. loving the cookies too. just a sad word of warning, i have had problems at work over my blog and im a nurse so bearing in mind ur profession too be very careful. i only say this because it has caused me no end of sadness and lack of blogging because it can become a professional misconduct issue.
    Love Jo xxx

  7. Oer, I've just seen Jo's comment. What a shame :(

    Blogging kind of gets under your skin, doesn't it?

  8. I work in a School's a shame u've had bad experiences Jo :(
    Ur blogs fab I love reading it :)

  9. I'm also in the class!!!! The brownie cookie looks great! xoxo

  10. Found you through BFS. I think blogging can be a great way to get down journaling. My problem would be retrieving said journaling when I go to make the layout.:)

  11. Hello! I'm visiting from BFS. I read several of your posts and really enjoyed them!

  12. Mmmmm, the cookies look very yummy :)