Hi there once again my friends…you are not seeing double…I am posting twice today : ) (check out my apple cobbler shots from this morning) A few of my bloggy buddies asked me if I would like to join them to ponder the question…”What I Want My Blog to Be When It Grows Up”! So I am throwing my hat into the ring and taking a shot at it. I pondered the question over and over and then realized something…I still am not sure what I want to be when I grow up (and believe me…I should know by now : ) You see, there is a trend between me and my blog (I am going to open the window a little and let you see a bit of who I am : ) …let’s start with the Art History Degree that I never used exactly the way I wanted to! I still dream of curating at the Met some day…I have a feeling this dream will come alive through my daughter in the future!
But that dream still lives on…can you imagine watching the faces of visitors as they travel through the corridors of incredible art…
deep sigh….I love art and that will never change!
But I did use my education and talents to become many different things…a graphic artist…a video creator of corporate and music presentations and videos (Werewolves of London anyone!) …dabbled in many art forms from oils to watercolors…acrylics to linoleum blocks…to mosaics and a diverse crafting array…one year I even poured over 1000 pounds of fine chocolate to help ends meet one year…
(well maybe not this crazy!!!)
and even tried my hand at catering…I am a mother…a wife…a friend…daughter to angels that flew way too early in life…a person of faith…I was a care giver and I am a vegetarian, an animal advocate and rescuer…I ran a successful Ebay mosaic store for over 6 years before I came to Etsy. I now run 2 shops on Etsy (finally narrowed it down to two…there use to be 6), there is an array of other ventures but no one has the time for that…and my newest addition is my blog!
What does this all have to do with what I want my blog to be when it grows up? Well I think the question was answered…simply…
I am not sure!
I am not sure!
I do know that I want it to have a friendly and comforting appearance…one that makes you smile.
I want you to feel as though you are sipping a hot cup of coffee and snacking on freshly baked cookies at my kitchen table when you stop by to say hello!
I want to share things that I have learned…made…baked…cooked and experienced with you. If you never tasted humus before and did so because of my blog…that would thrill me!
I also know that every thing will never be perfect…that is something that I am sure of in life…I am NOT perfect! lol!!! not even close!
I want to offer a helping hand by featuring other aspiring bloggers and artists through a bit of exposure…there are so many people that provide their family with a much needed income through small businesses…every little bit helps.
Oh yes…Junkin Joe says he is not going anywhere — so the vintage and thrifty finds will continue through his adventures and see how he stack up!
I also want to continue to show my friends that come back day after day how much they are appreciated! I have to tell you I love the passer by that drops in to see what is happening but all of you that come every day are like family and I LOVE it!!! That is a family that I hope continues the grow!
I want to show you things that you may never have seen before…I really want to do more art posts and not only art that you might be familiar with… like this one I did when I first started 6 months ago
so keep an eye out for more!
I also really want to do a few more posts that actually lend a hand to a child…animal or special charity. I feel as though I have a little voice and if I reach just one person that might spread the kindness it is a wonderful thing! Like this little post…
just with one little post…it gave this little guy a bit of a jump start because of your kindness! Look for more of them as we fill up some more red cups
and help more rescues like
stay afloat…these are things that are truly important to me!
I might share some personal reflections on serious health matters that may be able to help someone that has shared a similar experience…I am working on that…just not ready yet!
I know there is more…just not sure what yet so stay tuned!
So what was the question???? My “final” answer is all of the above and more…I started a food blog awhile back and I had all kinds of goals and requirements for it…I really put a lot of pressure on where it would go and what it would do…well I no longer do that blog…it was all consuming and guess what…no one came! I started this one with the hope that I could create a little spot in the blogging universe…a place where I could share all kinds of things with fabulous and interesting people like everyone that is reading this now : ) I have actually made friends for life in this short time…you know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being you!
This blog is still taking form…it is going to go through additions…subtractions and who knows what! So I might not know exactly what I want my blog to be but one thing I know I am going to continue to try and grow! Just like me in my personal life…you just never know what is going to happen!
Thank you for letting me share a little piece of me with you!
I am sharing this little question with…
check out their dreams… and then if you would like to share your thoughts and dreams…write up a post and come over here and link up on Friday March 2 starting at 6 AM CST for our
“What Do You Want Your Blog to Be When It Grows Up”
multi-blog link party!
and yes…I will make sure I get a Junkin Joe post out on the same day!