So, I have a blog. I try to keep up with it and remember that I'm doing it mostly for me. You know, to look back and see all the things I've done when I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything. And best of all, to make new friends with similar interests. And I have many interests, so I can't concentrate on blogging about just one thing. I'm all over the place :)
As far as the blogging goes, I've tried to put blogs that interest me in my sidebars since this is the way I've found many from other blogs. Only then I began using Google Reader when I had so many blogs to follow that it was hard to keep up. So now, I don't keep adding blogs to my sidebar, only to my Reader. PLUS, there's that following thing. So, now I publicly follow some, but have many more in my Reader. How do you keep track of all that stuff? Which features do you use and keep up with?
Then there are the forums. InTatters and Tatting Forums. and Ravelry. I love to read them, but I can't keep up with interacting on them. Oh, and Etsy. I looove looking on Etsy.
I love Facebook and keeping up with friends and family, and seeing everyone's photos. And NOW, we have Pinterest.com. Do you do that too? There are a million and one things to love on there - from recipes to repurposing ideas. So, I started that too - it's a handy way to keep track of ideas and links. There aren't enough hours in a day to soak up all the information and ideas that interest me. Not to mention time to pursue any of those interesting ideas!
Oh, and I have a smartphone now too. I believe it's smarter than me, but I'm learning. Wow! Calendar sync, apps, GPS, camera & photo tools - you name it. And my NOOK for digital books and magazines. I am loving all this technology, and I'm hoping that we may FINALLY be getting to the "paperless" age we've been talking about for 20 years :)
I think my goal for the new year is going to have to be to learn how to keep it all under control. I still need time to read, sew, tat, garden, shop, bake, decorate and craft. Laundry, housecleaning, family, friends, dogs . . .
I never thought I'd be plugging in my laptop AND my phone AND my book. (Especially funny for me - lover of antiques that I am.)
Follow me on Pinterest if you like - I'm putting that little button on my sidebar too.
That is all :)