Monday, October 18, 2010

What I Am...And What I'm Not

Yikes, it has been a while since the last post. This has prompted me to think about my blog and the direction it should take and what I am, and what I am not.

What I am not...
...a gramatically correct writer
...a frequent poster
...a mini Martha Stewart (or anywhere close to her for that matter!)
...a person that always has interesting things to share
...a good photograher
...someone who downloads their photos as often as she should
...someone who edits their photos as much as she should

What I am...
...a mother to a growing toddler
...a wife
...a daugther
...a friend
...a full-time employee of a university
...a person who gets infinite joy and ideas from blogging
...a person who is constantly (nearly daily) reading/perusing blogs even if I'm not updating mine
...a person who simply cannot keep up with frequent blog posting at this stage of my life
...a person who so enjoys connecting with you via my infrequent posts and via your posts

Phew, now that I've gotten that off my chest I do want to let you all know that this blog will be underoing a makeover over the next several months. I'm looking to create a more visually appealing page and a place that gives me joy and motivates me to sit down and download those photos! (Trust me, I want to, but the Babes has been waking every night due to a persistent cough and as a result I'm going to bed right after she does!). I have several half written posts and things I want to share. It may be infrequent and not accompanied by the best photography but that is me and I've accepted that my blog can't be as beautiful as some and it wouldn't be an accurate portrayal of my life right now anyway! My house isn't picture perfect (I'm in a constant struggle to better organize the toy area that is a part of my living room since we don't have a family/play room). I don't have the time that I used to to create jewelry and crafty things but that is okay because that time is now spent on my little girl and slowly but surely those creative things sneak in here and there.

All of this is my very round about way of asking - what do you like about my blog? What would you like to see me include more of? Is there anything that really turns you off? Would you like me to post more photos? Are there things you'd like to see me talk about (My travails as a new mommy? My crafty adventures when I do get to them? More info about CT?)

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I've always loved your blog! It has reflected your crafts, your new motherhood, your new life with a baby (toddler now!). Your blog layout is eye-pleasing, as are the colors. I, just like you, have tried to make my blog reflect my life changes... but in the process I changed my entire blog name and blog twice... and I rather regretted it each time. Just keep on going... and as you do, all the "old" posts will end up down below... and your new look will be like a flower sprouting up from beneath all your old posts (and you can still search for the "old stuff" by clicking "older posts") Backgrounds are a cinch to change... I do it weekly for the mood I'm in at the time! ;)

Lorrie said...

I like the way you keep it real. Life isn't the same all the time for everyone - you're juggling a lot. Blogging is a way to keep connected by sharing pieces of your everyday life. That's what I enjoy reading in blogs. A little of this, a little of that - isn't that what life is made of?

natalea said...

Hi Karla! I look forward to your "makeover"- fun! I would love to see more photos of course, as that always draws me in...and anything "real life"! no one is all the perfect stuff! the real deal always keeps me interested in a blog. But of course I just love you so I'll visit no matter what you post! xo nat

Natasha Burns said...

What you are is a beautiful, talented, honest, trustworthy and dear friend. What you are not, is someone who is fake or tells BS.
I love your blog just how it is - whatever you want to share with us, whether it is about your life, your family, your work, your creations, your fur baby, your husband's beef jerky.... whatever it is, I love to read it xoxo

Dolores said...

Good morning Karla..... I love your honesty and I can really relate to so many of the items that you say you are not....

The items on your list of what you are, is what makes you such a sweet and loving human being.....the important items in life.

I look forward to any changes you make, but if you decide not to change..... that's okay too.

I enjoy the variety of your blog among other things...

Lulu said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

Your blog is a reflection for you and so therefore...your blog is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Love ya,

Melissa said...

I want to give you hope but my kids are 17 and 14 and I can't keep up either.I fall asleep at 1930 at least twice a week and my house is a mess. Why am I telling you this? So you will know you are not alone. I get energy bursts and take advantage of them to the max. We just have to remember a clean house and perfect kids are not reality. The important things in life are family, waking up to hear the birds sing or the rain fall.

Sandra Evertson said...

Brilliant post!

Sandra Evertson

Merci-Notes said...

Oh Karla!
See, I love this post also!!!
You are exactly who you say you are and it is so LUCKY for us to know you via your Blog. You do have excellent organizational skills {look at you organizing your priorities!}. I love each and every post!


The Rose Room said...

Karla! its real!!! your blog is real, your life is real and I like that you portray that! I like that you have blogged about it! It's honest and it's you! To me that is the best kind of blog!!! Take care and give that gorgeous baby of yours a hug from NZ! Rachaelxo

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I love you just the way you are... changing things up once in awhile are just part of lifes changes. No matter what you share, Don't let yourself worry what others will like. You being you is perfect enough for us!


Jeanie said...

Well, first of all, I've always found your blog a wonderful spot to visit with lovely photos and the diversity that makes me come back. I never know if I'll see something related to Chelsea or a pretty room or a project, and I like that.

Our blogs don't own us. We own our blogs. We decide what works for us to present, how often, what style. Life gets in the way of everything, and if it doesn't, I'm not sure you have one! I enjoy hearing about others' real life. The good, the bad, the ugly. If you show something pretty, cool. If you write something funny, great. If you just post a photo that moves you and say hello, that's OK, too.

You know who you are, and we like who you are. So just be you -- in any color, length, style, or form. And we'll be there!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, I can relate to your list of "What I am Not". I could totally duplicate the same list of things. LOL

I look forward to seeing the blog makeover. I always like seeing photos...of decorating or your crafty projects. And I enjoy hearing about your sweet little angel.(I hope she's feeling better and sleeping better soon)

Kimberly :-)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I love everything about your blog as it is!! It is darling!! I hope you had a fabulous Halloween!! Have a wonderful day!! Huge hugs!!! Britt :-)

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