Thursday, January 24, 2008

275

Two hundred and seventy-five posts. This feels like a milestone to me. Three hundred is coming up fast - I'm thinking of a give away or a contest or something - to celebrate. But seeing as how posting is so irregular around here lately, we'll just sit on that idea for awhile.

I have so many things I want to share! I made a bunch of gifts for our two goddaughters for Christmas, and I have an anniversary to point out to you, and my kids also received some fun gifts that I think you'll be interested in. And I took pictures. I've also made several fabric purchases lately, and re-discovered some great pieces in my stash.

This whole blogger/typepad/two blogs thing is not working the way I hoped it would, so Boogers Don't Bounce might be moving to the Stay.See.Make.Do. site. I don't know if the membership I have on Typepad allows me to do that, or if I have to upgrade. I don't know if I want to keep this blog or just concentrate on my craftiness.

I think most bloggers I read love to share the pretty side of their lives, but the "real" side, not so much. Unless, of course, they need validation, support, a second opinion, etc. This blog has been full (too full?) of the rambling, and not enough of the joy and creativity and loveliness that I would like to highlight. I hope that if I focus more on the things I really love in my life, like will beget like and life will become even better. But then again, I will still need to vent occasionally, and then where would I go?

I am going to make some decisions over the weekend, and I'll let you know what I come up with. Anyone willing to chime in? What do YOU choose not to tell? How do YOU decide what to write about? And what not?

7 comments:

Ali said...

My own version of 'real' is too dull to spend many blog pages on. Dull dull dull. So I leave it out.

dottycookie said...

I steer clear of controversy, and I don't talk about work, or *really* personal stuff. And like Ali, most days are not that exciting - do you really want to know how many bags of clutter I have got rid of since Jan 1?

Good luck with your decision. I find one blog enough work, let alone two!

Nancy C. Brown said...

I found out that if I brought up a controversial subject, people could post a lot, but they also become quite heated, and often say things they later regret.

After reading Mother Teresa (Come Be My Light) I have been attempting to be more cheerful on my blog. Basically, she's taught me to take the bad stuff that I used to rant about and suck it up. Or as we used to say, offer it up. What's better, spreading frustrations around, or spreading happiness? If I can spread a little happiness, I think that's good.

So, I like your idea of doing more of the beauty, and what makes you feel happy. A small rant here and there is ok, just so long as that doesn't take over.

That's my 2 cents.

Lil D said...

Um, depends. Some of the blogs are a little too perfect. I must admit, one of my favourite blogs is one where the writer is pretty honest about it all.

chumly said...

I try to keep it light and hopefully full of fun.

jaime said...

Hi I love your blog title. I was just searching blogs and I like yours. you sound like a great Mommy :)

When I blog, I mostly complain! Cuz there really is no one to tell me to shut up, right?

m!les said...

My blog posts (on MilesRausch.com) are pretty much all about my life. It's a reporter-style that I've gotten into, if I'm not talking about music. I'd like to expand Newsbleep.com to include more posts about movies and TV shows, but that'll come in time.

I think the reason that people read my blog EVEN THOUGH it's just about my personal life is either because (1) they are desperate to know everything I do at all moments or (2) they enjoy the narrative I employ. I think with an entertaining narrative, you could write about any subject you want.

Congrats on the upcoming 300!