So, why the new blog? A couple of reasons:
1). I had a big scare last week when I logged into Blogger and my entire Pine Ridge Treasures blog had vanished from the face of the earth. No reason - just gone! For over 24 hours I had to live with the fact that I had not backed up my blog, and that everything I had done may be gone forever. Over 150 posts and 150 followers! Me - the person who tells other people all the time to back things up, had not backed up my own blog. I guess it is one of those "Doctors make the worst patients" kind of scenarios. While I was pondering the annileation of my blog, it occurred to me that I had not been happy with the blog for a long time. It just did not "feel" right. I am a very intuitive person, and things have to "feel" right to me or I get uncomfortable. I started the blog as a quasi marketing tool - to promote my fledgling jewelry business, and to participate in blog hops. Mission accomplished, but I want more. (See reason #2 below). Anyway, the universe smiled upon me - a day later the blog reappeared with no explanation given to my inquiry. I decided to plunge ahead regardless.
|Getting my "ducks in a row".|
2). I would like this new blog to be a place where I can share my "jewelry journey". I am relatively new to jewelry making, and am learning new things all the time. I am trying to find my "style" or niche. I'd like to share other interests as well, like crocheting. I want to provide interesting topics for you, my blog followers. I will be trying out some new things to see what "sticks". Mostly I want this to be lighthearted and fun. Life has enough struggles without adding more weight to it.
Here's my question for you:
Think of your favorite blog (or blogs). What do you like best about them? What keeps you reading them regularly? I look forward to your comments, and to sharing this journey with you.