Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I admit it...

I ordered this book the day it came out....


I paid extra for overnight delivery....

It's Blogging for Bliss.

I am devouring it as I have time...kudos to you, Tara Frey! You've managed to create a beautiful how-to book. For all of the harried bloggers with short attention spans out here, I salute you!

And as a good student should, I am taking notes. But being the realistic gal that I usually am, I know I will never achieve the heights of some of the absolutely gorgeous blogs featured in the book.
Honestly, it's not really "me" anyway. I like things with worn edges, a little tattered and not so amazingly perfect (how am I doing?).
I will always write how I talk- lots of "..."s , a few typos that sneak through, and you can't even imagine how often I really want to add a smiley face after something I have written. I know, it's sad (a grown woman am I!)...but I really like an occasional (0; !

None of these things are really conducive to a beautiful, grown -up blog, are they? Sigh...But there's room out here for all sorts of bloggers: the beautiful, the clever, the adorable, the witty, the "total packages" that have it all. And me.

But I am doing a few simple things that Tara suggested...playing with photo frames and effects is one you may have noticed over the past few posts...it's a work in progress, but I will tweak it 'til I am satisfied. I do like a simple frame around the photos- they look a bit more finished, but some of the other effects just take too much time to do to every single picture that I include here. I suppose I could reduce the number of photos....on second thought....

And I have finally admitted that maybe some people may not share my taste in music. Or may not want to hear it when they visit. Every. Single. Time.


So I came up with my little helper here. Isn't she cute? Isn't she helpful? If you'd like her to help your readers too, feel free to right click and take her home with you....

And seriously, I hope I did not sound negative about Blogging for Bliss. So far, I love the book and have learned a ton. One of the things that I have learned is that I love to visit lush, frilly, gorgeous blogs (and admire their authors oh so much)... but I gotta be me. And I'm OK with that.

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Until Next Time,


8 comments:

Oakleaf Hollow Primitives said...

Ok, I gotta get that book! My blog could use some help, but like you, I don't want it to look tooo perfect and commercial either.

And I love the little girl logo!!! Thank you very much for sharing...it will be on my blog shortly. I LOVE all your music, by the way!! I just sit on here and listen to it sometimes. :)

Have a fun week!
julie

Polka Dot Moon said...

I must find this book. I {my blog} could use a little help ;)

miss indie said...

Ooooooh a blog book! Look delightfully lovely, I'll have to check it out.
xo.

Lori said...

your little helper is adorable:) i like doing smiles too...and i write how i speak also...i actually prefer those types of blogs...i have some pretty ones that i visit, and i like those too, very much...but like you, i just have to be true to myself...

Laurie said...

I'm with you -- tattered edges and all! But your blog is lovely!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Sounds like a wonderful, informative read, but I don't want to know everything I'm doing wrong!

blondiesvintage said...

I got that book at Barnes & Noble, great book!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

newbie to your blog... your save the date tags are the most clever thing i have seen lately. i agree with you about blogging...being ourselves is a good thing.