22 September 2010
sblog: the tools don't matter, the story does...
i used to scrapbook
oh, did i used to scrapbook
(you can see some of it here, if you're so inclined)
& i loved it
loved it so much
i haven't scrapbooked
in the literal 'paper & glue'
sense for a long time...
not because i don't like it
just because life goes in so many different directions
(usually all at once)
& right now
the road to traditional scrapbooking has a detour sign on it...
blogging has become my scrapbooking
the only thing missing is the glue :)
one of my favorite modern day philosophers
is known for saying (in regards to scrapbooking):
'it all counts'**
everything you are writing down
no matter where you are writing (or typing) it,
everything & every way you are taking photos,
backs of envelopes...
it all counts!
i love what rachel briggs said on her blog:
I am expressing my version of events of my life.
(this entire post is really great)
just because i haven't sat down with my
supplies doesn't mean i don't have
things to say
things to remember
things to be excited about...
but within the blogging format
i have held myself back:
'i waited too long to post about going to the county fair
& now it's been three weeks...
it's too late to post about it!'
i put that on myself
& now i'm ready to break away from it...
(& many, many other scrapbookers)
also talks about the idea
that you don't need to scrapbook in chronological order...
a trip to the park with the kiddos last week one day
& my high school senior trip the next...
& when i scrapbooked
i was all about that...
& so decided to call what i'm doing a sblog
a combo of scrapbook & blog...
just tell whichever story i want to
whenever i want to...
i'm going to label it with the date the event happened
because that seems logical :)
but beyond that i'm just going to get my stories down
i'm super excited about this
because boy, do i have some stories!
& that aforementioned fair...
things from this year
& things from years ago...
the tools don't matter, the story does...
i need this...
for my family
& for me...
** one of the places stacy has said this is
on the paperclipping roundtable podcast...
this podcast is so wonderful
even for a non-practicing scrapbooker such as myself...