Amybeads - circa 2001 - long before a blog was even a twinkle in my eye!
So what does it mean to 'be a blogger' or to 'have a blog'? Well, I'm sure it means different things to different people. I thought a lot about blogging before I actually did it. I thought it was more or less something people did to promote their businesses, or to get on their soapboxes etc... Then last year I was having this incredibly exciting moment while taking part in the Fashion Colorworks contest when I felt like all my colors were coming together beautifully and I wanted to share that moment! So I shared with my husband, who dutifully listened....but I just felt like he didn't get it! And that day - my blog was born. Zoya (host of the Fashion Colorworks contest) kindly commented on that first post less than 24hours after I posted.
Amybeads - circa 2003 - I do believe Blogger was founded this year!
So then I posted one more time in April. And my stats for the next few months looked like this:
- April - posted x2
- May - posted x 1
- June - posted x 1
- July - posted x 5
- August - no posts!
- September - posted x 4
- October - posted x 5
- November - posted x 9!!!!!!
Amybeads - circa 2004 - Merriam-Webster's Dictionary declared "blog" as the word of the year!
I can't believe I'm approaching 100 posts! Blogging has introduced me to others. I've won contests (props to Lori at Out of the Flames and Amanda at Eats, Love and Happiness) I've learned about contests. I've been challenged. I've had fun. I've laughed. I've cried. I've been inspired. To sum it up, I would have to say, blogging has enriched my life.
For the past few months, I've been toying with the idea of hosting a blog party/hop/challenge. And while my blog has been primarily focused on beading, I don't necessarily want to focus solely on beads...maybe creativity...gratitude...friendship???
Amybeads - circa 2007 - joined Etsy and began wondering if I should have a blog!
So stay tuned for my first ever - and hopefully not my last - blog party/hop/challenge! Maybe in time for my 100th post!
What's your favorite kind of blog party/hop/challenge???