Jan 25 2012

…and another thing…


I can’t seem to stop adding more projects to my always growing list of things to do. Some days I can’t actually understand how one could possibly be bored in their off time.
The latest project I’ve been focusing on, is actually something that I’ve had on the shelf for about a year now. I am indeed working on a book (no, not a novel). Without giving too much away, I will say that it involves a lot of research on my part so that I can make it as awesome as possible. What happens with the book when I am finished depends on a lot of things (uh, if anyone even cares that I wrote it, namely). But let’s be honest, it’s still in the research and development stage. And I tend to be a little bit…oh…how do you say…scatterbrained? (“Hmm…I’m hungry. I think I’ll just get a snack and come back to this later. Oh! I didn’t water the plants today. I need a new flower pot for that violet…I wonder what the sale is at MCC today. Maybe they have flower pots. I think I’ll go into town…oh, I have an appointment in 20 minutes…I’m still hungry…”)

But.

Lately I have actually been more focused in my personal projects.

So it might actually will for sure turn into something.

Which is exciting.

So I’ll just add that to my list of things to do.

Along with running my photography business.

And my etsy shop.

And making sure I practice piano an hour a day.

Oh! And this blog too. Can’t forget this blog.

And on…

And on…

And on…

PS: I love making cinemagraphs. They make me laugh.

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Jan 17 2012

questions + queries

I’ve been mostly stuck at home for the last few days, due to the above weather keeping me from doing a whole lot.  (I certainly don’t mind the snow–but we do live out in the country, so the snow plow hasn’t been on a few of the roads making it difficult to do errands)

It’s been good for blog planning though.  I spent some time looking at my stats for visitors and was surprised by a few things.  For example:  In the last three weeks, I have had visitors from 74 cities (in 24 countries) all around the world.  In the last year, my most popular month was February, with almost 1000 unique visitors (as opposed to page loads).  My average is about 500 unique visitors a month.  Probably the biggest reason for that large number was because I was doing the 365 project, and was posting on an every day basis then.

Here’s the thing: knowing that I have gained a fair readership–I’m wanting to put a lot more into the blog.  In the future, perhaps looking for sponsors (but that remains to be seen) but I definitely want to step it up.  So here is where I need your help.  I know that many of you are reading, and only about 2% are commenting (often times on my facebook page, rather than here).

I’d like to know:

A) What brings you to this blog?

B) What days/time of day are you more likely to read/look at blogs?

C) What would you like to see more of on this blog?

Commenting is super easy!  If you are viewing the post separately, there is a form at the bottom of the post. And if you are viewing from the homepage, there is a link that you click on that says “make a comment” and voila!

I’d LOVE to hear back from you.  I want this blog to be full of awesome sauce.  So comment.  Now.

Please. :)

PS: Like what you see? Want to share it with friends? I just added an easy “like” button and “share” button that will connect to facebook. Huzzah!

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Jan 4 2012

just one of those days.


Chicken soup on the stove.
Gusty wind.
Gray skies.
Cozy slippers.

I have a big post planned for tomorrow. I have a number of big projects that I will be starting soon.

But today…
I’m just gonna kick back.

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Dec 7 2011

no sparkles.


Inspired by a new blog I just discovered (From Me To You), I learnt how to make one of these this afternoon.
An animated gif.
Or…
As the kids are calling them these days: “A Cinemagraph” (makes it sound so much more classy, eh?)
ALthough to be honest, there’s a lot more you can do with animated gifs – er – cinemagraphs these days. Gone are the days of bad cartoonish clip-art images and animated sparkles.
I think I’m going to do some more.

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