Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Why do you blog?

3 years ago I took Shimelle's 'Journal Your Christmas' class......lots of  the other students had blogs........and as Shimelle doesn't have a gallery........their blogs were the easiest way to see and comment on their pages......so I set up my own.....with no plan for it in mind at all.....it just had my journal pages with a brief comment.

 I then continued putting my pages and cards on the blog.......it seemed a good way to document them......and keep track of them.....I discovered challenge blogs.....which I love.....and were great for expanding my cardmaking and scrapbooking skills.
But it wasn't until  'Blogging for Scrapbookers' class that I began to do any more than that.......I found I really enjoyed the blogs that combined craft, chat and a bit of personal life.......so nowdays I hope my blog has a bit of variety to it.......and I blog for lots of different reasons.........including the friendships that have been made through blogging.
I know more people 'visit' here than actually comment......so it would be great if today you could say "hello".....and maybe comment on.......do you prefer a variety.....or do you prefer just art and craft? 
And I'd like to say a  big thank you to all who left such wonderful coments on my last post......they meant a great  deal.

28 comments:

Xnomads said...

I prefer a variety. Photos are especially good to add interest to a blog. Glad you started your blog, oh so many years ago!

Karen said...

I'm another fan of variety. I've learned so much about so many things by visiting blogs around the world! I LOVE your new blog header and design.

Sian said...

I'm more than happy to enjoy a little (or should that be a lot?) of whatever you fancy offering us Jacky :) I like the crafting but I also like to hear your news too

Kathyk said...

I started blogging as a a sort of on-line diary with pix and was astonished to find followers! Now I often look back at older posts (so it works then!) I also use it for challenge entries on to other blogs - I blog most days despite originally thinking I woould never find anything to write about! Love yours btw

Kathyk

Cherry said...

Love the variety Jacky, love the art and craft for expanding skills and getting ideas and just marvelling at talent. Love pics again for skills and ideas and for sharing in that person's world and writing for being part of humanity. Love your blog and style and have to say you taught me a lot. Hugs Cherry XXx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I also like the variety Jacky. Although I adore your cards and altered art/mixed media pieces, I feel like you are a friend an I like to hear what you're up to (especially in your garden and with your family).
Hugs,
Rinda

Cheri said...

I ADORE the variety and wouldn't change the way you blog at all!!!

Elizabeth said...

I love how your blog is set up. If there was any way I could combine my blogs I would copy the way you do yours.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Stopping in to say hi from BBFS! Love the dog!!! I have blogged about why I scrap last week! xoxo

Heather said...

Jacky yours has been one of my favourite blogs since we did the first BFS! Please don't change your content too much :( The new page design is great though!! :)
xx

BarbV said...

Hi - I am visiting from BBFS, I really like the variety on your blog, makes it interesting.

Miriam said...

I like the variety of your blog Jacky.

Alison said...

Love the new page design Jacky...and I much prefer mixed Blogs like yours! Thx for dropping by mine
Alison xx

Colleen said...

I'm another fan of variety and I guess that's probably because that's what my blog is too! I'm also taking Shimelle's class and having fun checking out other blogs!

humel said...

Hello! :) I love the variety too, Jacky - I love your craft, but I also love getting to know you through the other kinds of post, so please do keep them all coming! xx

Chris said...

Hi Jacky! Well I love your projects and the wonderful family photograph. I have to agree that I love to read blogs that have a variety of aspects to them even though I don't seem to be able to do this myself....well I'm taking Shimelle's new class so you never know, may be that will change for me. I love how you combine crafts and news so beautifully. Chris x

pinky said...

Well we kinda got into this at the same time if I remember Jacky lol. I love blogging, more to enter challenges and to get inspiration from others but being a nosy blogger I love to see photos and read about others lives. Your blog is always interesting and I love to visit you;)

Sandie said...

I like variety too. Love seeing creative work but also getting to know people through their blog.

Ginger said...

I'm a varietal kind of gal and love to hear about you, but also enjoy seeing your work, whatever that may be!

alexa said...

I enjoy seeing what you've made or are up to, and also little glimpses into your life. :)

WendyB said...

Another vote for variety here Jacky, although I'm a new reader I'm liking the mix you post.

Fiona said...

I also like variety - I love your work but also like hearing snippets of your life.

JO SOWERBY said...

that picture is fabulous, baby and dog so cute. i love the new header and background, think it may need a bit of tweeking like mine, it took me a while to get mine to fit the page properly, but i love the colours and the header is one i liked but thought i would maybe go for the lil bird as i love those lil creatures. Sorry i didnt leave a comment for the hop, was too poorly but i did hop all of them. hope u have got loads of love and support around you, i know how important it is when ur grieving. my friend luke is also having a hard time as his nephew passed away 2 weeks ago suddenyl and his lil brother (of Lukes nephew) only died 2 months ago as well. It all gets a bit much sometimes doesnt it. Anyway lots of love to you,
Jo xxx

Denise said...

I'm just catching up as I've been away since Sunday - I love the variety of your blog.It's nice to see abit of life a nd a bit of craftyness (?) !Hope you are ok x x

Pippa (pjbear) said...

I love blog hopping, stopping by to say hello!

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky...
I started blogging because of Wild Rose Studio and Craftbubble really..as I needed to showcase Dulcies stamps when I was asked to be on her DT. I never really know how much personal stuff other people are really interested in..I know I like a good gossip and nosey poke around pother peoples lives and craftrooms. The most comments I ever had was when I put on a picture of my dining room and kitchen!!! It's great to write to other lovely crafty gals around the world... Love your new look blog...bunting is so in at the moment! Hope you are finding time to relax in your garden and reflect and just take in what has happened recently.xxxx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hi Jacky ~ I've been thinking of you this past week and hope you and your family are doing ok.

I do love the variety on your blog as well, and always love seeing your amazing handiwork!

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Jacky. I hope you enjoy your Easter day. xo

Rachel B said...

Hi Jacky,
I like the variety on your blog, it's nice to find out a little more about you...and I'm sorry I missed the previous post.
Sending you virtual hugs
Rachel x