Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Artful Blogging

While I was away I managed to get in a little bit of reading. Somehow there is nothing quite as cosy as snuggling in a sleeping bag under canvas and reading by torchlight. We were so busy through the days though I only ever managed a few pages before the eyelids started drooping.

One of the things that I took with me to read was this.
I know I'm a bit out of date as this has been around for ages, but it's pretty expensive to buy here in the UK so I was uming and ahhing for a while as to whether it would be worth it, after all I spend a good deal of time looking at blogs anyway did I really need a magazine telling me all about them too?
I'm glad I took the plunge and bought it as I really enjoyed reading it. There are lots of great artworks and photographs in the magazine for inspiration and I found it really interesting to read about different artists visions for their blogs and their motivations for starting etc.

I found alot of stuff in the articles made sense to me and reminded me why I started blogging in the first place. Before I went away I was worried that I'd gotten stuck in a blogging rut and things had become a bit boring. Now I realise that I was worrying more about what others were thinking of my blog rather than concentrating on my own reasons for posting. Reading the magazine has reminded me that the reason I wanted to blog in the first place was really as a form of journalling and a way that I can look back on the progress (or not) that I've made on my creative journey, and of course if people stick with me, drop by and leave comments from time to time that's all an amazing bonus.
After a couple of days back at work and back into the caring routine with MIL the chilled out holiday feeling is starting to wear off so just for me I'm posting another snap from my hols as a reminder to relax and breath from time to time.
(If you can believe it these dirty beat up sandles were pretty much new at the start of the week, here they are almost worn through, a testament to how much roaming we did!)

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