Saturday, October 23, 2010

Moments of Delight

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?


Gina said...

Dear Ann, Could not have said it better. Have just recently discovered your blog and yes, I'm with you. Thanks for sharing your world with us.

Janice said...

I'm WITH you and enjoying every day that you blog. You bring a flower and a smile and a positive thought with each entry. Thank you.

Anne Reeves said...

Thank you both! I need you!

Elaine said...

I am so with you, Anne. You put into words exactly what I feel about blogging and the most wonderful thing about blogging is 'meeting' people like you!

Anne Reeves said...

Thanks so much, Elaine.