As I sat at my computer composing today’s post, which is my 302nd post...I listened to the music playing on my selection for today. It reminds me of how fast I can type thanks to my days of being a secretary. When I was typing on my IBM Executive typewriter and using white-out to fix typos, as I struggled to remember if there were five or five and a half backspaces to correct the letter "M."
To me preparing a post is taking my love of computers, graphic design, all the components of art, photographs, music, and words to create a new feeling every day. It reflects the way I see life and my never-ending hunger to embrace all of the beauty around me. Whether I am working on a new creative project, involved in some Blogland event, or taking a drive in the country and sharing what I see, blogging is a new medium which I can use to create. Adding a video or a link only gives the post even more texture.
Blogging is an effortless joy, which I look forward to every day. A little secret I keep in my pocket when I am at the market, or discovering some gorgeous new eye candy on my drive somewhere. My camera never leaves my side, and blogging helps me to see how I might photograph something in a completely new way. If I am having a bad day, blogging is my way of changing my mind, if I am having a great day, it is an opportunity to share. Either way, it is truly my joy.
Then if that fun isn’t enough, I get to visit kindred spirits in Blogland. When I return from visiting my favorite blogs, I am greeted by readers comments saying “me too!” What a perfectly wonderful way to compose a journal, with other people peeking over your shoulder with encouraging words. Writing, creating art, selecting just the right music to fit the mood, and leading visitors to wonderful places that only exist in the virtual land of Blogland.
I call my blog a scrapbook of inspiration and that is exactly what it has become. I have learned so much in the year and a few months, that I have been blogging. My first post was in March 2007 and since then invitations to join in the many virtual events set my creative muse on many adventures. As I look back over the last year, I am in awe of all the new people I have met. Kindred spirits who were creating in their corner of the world just like me. Now we have the lovely adventure of giving and receiving the feedback we so needed.
In the beginning my posts were self-conscious and had lots of pictures and few words. Now I have to contain my zeal, because I could write and write and write. Today I am posting my 302nd post, and to celebrate I would like to have a giveaway. I thought perhaps I’ll just give you a gift certificate to anything on my etsy store that you would like. Just leave a comment on any post that I write from now until next Sunday, June 22nd, which is my mom's 82nd birthday. I am going to include the people who left comments on the previous post too, I don't want them to miss out. I will announce the winner on Tuesday June 24th. The winner can select an item from my Etsy store for the giveaway. I'll be adding a few more things this week.
Thanks for being so wonderful and for encouraging me with your lovely comments. Your lovely words have inspired many pieces of art, writing and photographs. I began this adventure wanting to share my inspiration in a virtual scrapbook. Instead I am the one who has received so much inspiration. Thank you for living in this wonderful virtual neighborhood. I enjoy visiting you every day and pretty soon I will need a blog just to house the growing list of favorite places to visit in Blogland.
Oh, and Cocoa says...grab your skateboard and let's ride into Blogland and see what everybody is up to today!
The song for this post...THE TYPEWRITER, of course.