First off, thanks for the nice comments on my new "look". Am I the last blogger to be so completely clueless as to the wonderful free stuff out there?! I was up way too early yesterday morning and spent the pre-dawn hours surfing the net. I noticed my friend Christy has a new background (very cute!) and on a lark I clicked on the little icon in the corner. Which, of course, took me to Aqua Poppy Designs.
I LOVE Chelsea's style! And I must not be the only one because now that I know what to look for, some of my favorite bloggers also use her backgrounds. I'm in good company ☺ Chelsea offers bloggy makeover packages too, so you know what's going on my birthday/Christmas wish list.
Good news! I launched my Spanish blog ☺ The hubby came up with a great name, Vivencias ("things experienced" or "things lived") but unfortunately that name was taken (by someone who blogged for a bit back in 2002 and then quit, but still that means the name is taken). We played with a bunch of others and finally settled on aconteció que... which means "it happened that..." I started on Sunday with a condensed version of Project 365.
And went back yesterday and added another of Chelsea's free backgrounds.
The next goal is to put together a "memory" blog from our year in Uganda, incorporating e-mails sent and received, photos, and additional commentary. What better way to gather all that stuff together in a fun format that's accessible to friends and family and anyone else who might be interested?
After having so much trouble finding a name not already taken for the Spanish blog, I decided to go ahead and see if the name I wanted for the Uganda blog had been used yet. It wasn't and I snatched it up. So now I have the blog designed and just have to start figuring out what all I want to include.
One thing I know: it will require a HUGE amount of time to type in the information because while I have hard copies of those e-mails (thanks to a dear friend who had the foresight to print them and keep them for me) I have nothing else. Africa is death to computers; we went through three the year we were there, and the e-mail host I used at the time did not save what we sent or received.
I'm thinking I should do it backwards, putting in the last e-mail first and so on, so that when it's done the blog will read in chronological order from the point of opening it, sort of like a book. Since it will not be an open-ended blog, but have a definite beginning and end, it makes sense to do it that way.
Is there such a thing as blogging addiction? I remember when I started and hardly ever posted because I didn't think about it very often. Plus I felt I had nothing to say. Well, we all know you can say a whole lot of nothing with an excessive amount of words ☺ I've found blogging to be a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, making new friends, and fulfilling this compulsion to write. To write something, anything! And now I'm seeing all these other possibilities...like the memory blog for our year in Uganda.
It causes me to ask: Why do you blog?