I don’t always use things for their original purpose. I turn teacups into candles. I use balsamic vinegar bottles as vases. I like to stretch the “intended use” for things. Apparently blogging is no different.
I thought that blogging would be a way to put myself out there. A way to give, show and delight others while I was building my brand.
What I have found is that blogging boomerangs back to me so quickly I am not sure if I am affecting or being affected! I take more photographs, so that I can show my readers something lovely that I saw. I pay more attention when I read books and magazines to spot trends and stories to share online. I am a little more careful when I measure out the salt in a new recipe, because I want it to be just right when I post it for my readers try.
When I look back over my 1,000 posts (and photographs!), I see a string of delightful days. I have a virtual scrapbook of everything that has brought me delight and for that I am grateful.
I love having a record of farm market trips and beautiful sunsets, of quirky crafts and pretty cakes. It was not the “intended use” of my blog, but then again, isn't that exactly how I do things?
I am committed to bringing my vision of delight to the world - are you with me?