Sunday, March 4, 2012

Starting small

There's a linky party going on over at Thistlewood Farm that asks "what do you want your blog to be when it grows up?" At first I wasn’t sure. But then I remembered that whenever you do anything you should always have a goal in mind. If not, you'll never know if you get to where you're going. Or maybe something like that. :) Anyway, this all got me to thinkin'.... and so far, I've come up with the following goals/reasons for blogging. We built our house back in 1998 and when we did, we had three kids, (well I guess we still do, but they were younger then), and not a whole lot of time for planning. The opportunity arose to start the house much quicker than we thought and we took it. Also, we had limited budget and we did some things knowing it was now or never, but others we just waited on until time and funds allowed. So back to the point, I want to keep a diary of things around the house to show how things have changed over the years and how we’re working to keep our home updated. There. That was simple. I hope by having this blog, that I will stay motivated do "fun" things around the house. I love to do crafty things. I really do. And now with an empty nest, I'm hoping to get my house in the style I really like; instead of just what I can get my hands on at the time. I want my blog to reflect my character and personality. Right now I'm going with a basic template blog, but I hope to have pictures and gadgets that show my style. I sure hope I learn to take better pictures along the way. Cause did you look at that first picture from the canvas tutorial?! I am NOT linking back to that post!  And did you notice that I don't even have ONE in this post?!! Geez!! I hope to make a few friends along the way. I like to talk and hey, if I can't talk in person, typing is the next best thing. I hope to make people smile or laugh and also by seeing the way I do things, I'm sure everyone will feel better about herself (or himself). :) And lastly, if my blog could make a little money at some point way down the road, I'd be okay with that, too. But if not, I’m alright. Because really and truly, I’m doing this for FUN. :) One more thing, if someone could please, tell me why this is all one big paragraph instead of the nine I wanted it to be? :) Misti

12 comments:

  1. Hi Misti,

    I'm at the point in life and my blog too that yes, having FUN is a great goal ... fun around the house, fun around expression on the blog. Fun. And I loved your idea for the mod podge canvas; i'm working on my photography also and am looking for ideas how to present my better pics, and I'll keep that one in mind. Found you through the blog hop, am Following now, and looking forward to seeing this blog grow and getting to know you.

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm right with you that the blog motivates -- okay, gives me a great big kick in the you know what -- do get things done around the house!

    And it's all about the fun, right? And making some amazing connections with amazing women ... that one right there has inspired me to keep moving forward with this blog, regardless what else is going on in the background of my life!

    Thank you so much for sharing your blog hopes and dreams at our link party ...

    :)

    Linda

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  3. I wholeheartedly agree with the FUN part--as an empty-nester, it's great to be able to focus on the fun!

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  4. misti, i am so with you on keeping basically a log of the work we do- i look back on our old house when i didn't blog and i wish i had documentation of work we did! i love that blogs allow us to keep track of the work we have done! :)

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    1. It would have been awesome if I had started this when we built the house! Oh well, I can at least document the changes from this point on! Thanks for coming by!

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  5. Misti,

    Thank you so much for linking up at the party. I love your enthusiasm for your blog and I think that's what is necessary to have fun. I agree 100% with the motivarion part, too!

    Thanks for sharing your dreams.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  6. Misti - I totally agree on so many levels. I so wish I had started blogging 10 years ago when we first renovated our first home...4 homes later I'm just learning how fun it is to chronicle it all along the way.

    Thank you so much for link up to our party, sorry it has taking me so long to come by and check them out!

    Happy to be a new follower,
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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    1. Don't worry - it's taken me a while to thank you for coming by! :) I really do appreciate you coming over and leaving a comment!

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