I've been meaning to write this post for several days now!!! So here are my reflections:
The Blogging from A-Z Challenge is a CHALLENGE! I mean seriously! Blogging nearly everyday is not always easy. I think more than anything, for me, it's a challenge to find meaningful content day after day. And to keep it on topic (which I didn't always do - I definitely veered off topic sometimes!) The writing part is easy, as long as I keep it conversational (I don't think anyone has ever accused me of being 'quiet').
But as challenging as it is, it is also rewarding. For someone who blogs only about twice a week, or sometimes less, making it through all 26 letters feels pretty good. I met a few new people along the way too. Which, when all is said & done, I've had the most satisfaction when blogging, from the connections I've made!
Will I do it again next year? Probably! Although the craft/beading topic was feeling a little stale to me this year, so I will think on something new, but try to relate it to the general topic of my blog! Which is probably only 80% beading, and 20% life in general! :)
In the meanwhile, I recently treated myself to something I"ve been wanting for a LONG time - a rechargable OTTLITE!!!!
I was also recently in my most favorite bead store of all time, Bead Soup, and was admiring a class example of Julie Pretl's Little Beaded Boxes...so I treated myself to her book too! Making amulet bags and little vessels were all I tried to do when I first learned peyote...in hindsight I should have done a few straps and moved up to the vessels! The book looks great and I can't wait to start on a box!
And for the fun of it...here's an epic fail I experienced yesterday.....dropped an entire tray of 15/0 pearl seed beads and a few scoops of other colors....little Bingo would have GLADLY chewed up that little box of beads if I didn't shoo him away!