Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blogging For Bliss

flowers from the Farmers Market this week
Thanks to Kari, for hosting this fun little party. She is a great example of everything I love about blogging. She's so great at hosting parties, and swaps. I love the blogging for bliss book, I spent hours at barnes and nobles looking at it.

I like the idea of talking about blogging for bliss. I started this blog 2 1/2 years ago. It was fun to reread my very first post. (Also very cringeworthy to look at the early pics.) I guess I started this blog because I was inspired by all the pretty eye candy out there. I wanted it to be a place where I could share the crafts I made, and meet other people with the same interests as me. I wanted to start up an etsy shop, and sure enough- now I am doing just that. It isn't super successful, and it's taken hours of learning, but I love it and it's worth all the hard work. I can't wait to see what happens in the coming year. I would love to grow and learn from all the great artist bloggers out there. I hope to attend ArtFest if I can. I really want to get more interactive with making things and grow more.

the wedding cake I made for our wedding

sharing before and after projects
I love looking at the world through the eyes of blogging, even though it may be silly- I love to take a picture just because it is pretty and inspiring. I know that other people enjoy seeing the little pretty, mundane things in life that make it a little more enjoyable. I like looking at stuff and enjoying all the pretty things God gives us. I think it builds the artistic, creative side of us.

advent calendars I made for my etsy shop
Bloggers are usually cheerful. I think we're all aware that life isn't rosy all the time, but there is so much negativity on the news that it's nice to find a place to share uplifting anti-depressive ideas. The blogging community is so supportive. When we do fall down and have rough days people are there to leave a comment and cheer you up. Bloggers are also generous, where else do you get so many people giving away things for free? Speaking of giveaways- I'm doing one this week, just leave a comment on the previous post for a beach tote full of goodies.

my giveaway you can win right now
I must admit, I'm not too good at commenting. I'm awful at coming up with clever one liners- I feel a little awkward. I am starting to come out of my shell though. I'm so excited to be participating in Ally's ATC swap. You can join in too! And I'm excited to meet people through this blogging for bliss party!

our adventures living in Berkeley
I like blogging because it keeps my family updated on what's going on in my life. And it's not too in their face, if they want to look they can, but they don't have to.

adventures of running a lodge that hosted weddings
Overall it's just a nice way for me to blab on and express myself and there really aren't too many rules. I like it! It's helped me learn how to take better pictures. I love writing, journaling, crafts, cooking, photography, thrifting, the outdoors, interior design, and artistic stuff so I feel blogging is a perfect marriage of all those interests. The fact that we can interact throughout the world for free on a pretty online journal is fantastic.


Sheila R said...

Thanks for sharing your blogging for bliss. Enjoying your blog and off to another!

Claudia said...

So nice to meet you, Becca. I'm glad you love blogging. I do, too. I'm going to explore your other posts - thanks for sharing your blog bliss.

Junque Couture said...

I am in the cringworthy stage of pictures myself! Great Blog!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your blog is beautiful, and your post topics are wonderful. It is so nice to meet you, and I look forward to browsing your blog.


merryheart2 said...

hi Becca
i'm blog hopping through the blog party list. i love your blog. i'll come back and take a more to see all the pretty things here.
thanks for sharing.

Alison Gibbs said...

This party kari is hosting is such fun and helping us all meet even more bloggers

LiLi M. said...

I totally agree with you especially the part that the blogging world is so cheerful while a lot of bloggers want it to be.
Nice to meet you!

swell.life said...

beautiful pics, awesome post, fussy baby...sorry so short!

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

I like having a blog for family too. I did "pregnancy update emails" for my family when I was pregnant, but I felt overbearing and in their faces every time I sent one. This is a much easier way to keep the interested parties posted! :)

Anonymous said...

Heyya chickadee!!
I love you blog the pictures are so inspiring! now come out of that shell some more and come see this mermaid!

Big Mermaid Hugs


ps come to my party!

Gypsy Flea Market said...

Honest and sincere ... that's so refreshing!

Thank you for sharing and stopping by my blog today, it's nice to know there are others out there like me! I'll be back ... to peep!


Ex Somnium, Color said...

You have a lovely blog, I happy I discovered it at the Blogging for Bliss party...I can relate about being shy with comments but I am trying to be better.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,

bethany said...

Happy Blogging for Bliss day :)

Becca, I absolutely love popping over to check out what's new over here. You're a Grade A crafter (something I do not excel in), and I love seeing what you're up to! It's such fabulous inspiration.

Thanks for all your sharing, caring and craftiness!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Party! I love your photos and descriptions of why you blog. I'll definitely enter your giveaway--love the beach bag and stuff.

I love that you describe yourself as a dabbler. I am that way, but too often I see myself as "flighty". I think I'll start thinking "dabbler" instead. It's true that I just love so many things!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, sister blog partier!

It's been so incredibly fun playing on your beautiful blog and I really enjoyed reading about your experiences blogging and looking at your beautiful pics!

Happy Party Day!


Rosy Lady said...

Happy blog party! I love your honest post, it is always so interesting to read how each person starts a blog. Best wishes for all your adventures!

ArtsyMama said...

What a great post. Love hearing your story. Thank you for such kind words and sentiments.
Cheers to blogging!