Happy Blogaversary Week to Me! One year ago this week, I was making the move over from a short lived blog at Blogger to this spot at Typepad. And here we are, one year and 387 posts later (yes, that does mean my average is more than one post a day. um, wow--I really had no idea.). I started the blog as a way to keep in touch with distant friends and family and to 'show' what I was making. And I thought I might write a little bit about unschooling (have I done that once?). But I had no idea--none at all--of what would really happen because of this little blog here.
There are some weird dynamics that happen when you sit and type into this box of a computer - alone in the safe walls of your home - and it goes out into the world for all to read. I struggle with worries of safety and privacy. I struggle with being 'recognized' out in the world (though, really, this has never been anything but positive. It's just, well, odd!). I struggle with people thinking they know me because of the blog. It isn't all of me--just a few paragraphs a day of what I want to share. But for now, atleast--all of that struggle is balanced out by what I love about this blog. Things I never could have anticipated when I started: That I would find never-ending creative inspiration; that it would provide motivation for my own creative pursuits; that it would be a 'record' of our days; and that the writing itself would become it's own creative process that I love, leading me in new directions. Most of all, I had no idea that this blog would be the start of some real and amazing friendships across the globe, across the country, and even across my town.
This week will be all about celebrating. Celebrating you, me and the blog world. It starts tomorrow with my teeny tiny shop reopening here, and will end later in the week with some 'thanks for reading' giveaways.
So thank you, thank you from the deepest spot in my heart--for taking precious time out of your day to visit here. Thank you for commenting, and letting me know you're reading. Thanks for the feedback about craft and parenting. Thanks for the motivation and encouragement, and thanks for the inspiration.