Saturday, February 9, 2008

Just for you.

Samara, this one is for you.....

Having a blog is a little strange. In my mind, no one reads this thing. Sure, I write stuff, and sometimes someone makes a comment or two, but in general it just floats out in cyber space, collecting digital dust and being yet another kinda crafty blog. This week I have had several reality checks.

I haven't been blogging lately. Actually I have been, I just haven't been posting what I have been writing. It isn't really appropriate to share some of what I have been thinking, so I just write it, and hit delete. Also, I have been getting ready for a craft fair, tech for a show, and oh yeah- I quit my job. Before you freak out, I already did, so that's over and done with. Now I am onto finding something for the summer and beyond. I already have a job interview for the summer season, so now it's time to prep and pep talk till the interview happens. So I've been a little busy.

Oh, yes- the blogging reality checks. Like I said I have been busy and not really publshing blogs......So I got a facebook nudge (or bitchslap) from a college flatmate- who I lived with for 3 weeks. In those 3 weeks 3 of 4 house mates dropped out of college. I had no idea she had been reading my blog, or even really remembered me. My fondest memory of the time we lived together happend in one day. It involves hair bleach, tin foil, mononucleosis, mashed potatoes, and her dreams of telling a professor to 'suck it'. But, that's a post all on it's own.

Things she and I have in common-

1. Love of all things squid.
2. The color combo of pink and green
3. Making pretty stuff and having people buy it.

My other reality check came in the form of a person at the craft fair today. She saw my fused plastic wallets, and we started chatting. She had read a blog with a tutorial about how to fuse plastic. She wanted to know if I had read that particular tutorial.....it was my tutorial. So wierd, so cool. I feel like a little bit of a crafty bloggy rockstar. So clearly, people actually do read this blog, it's not just me and my ravings being read by a few click happy friends boosting my counter. Neat-o.

Oh, and the craft fair was kind of a bust, although a 4 year old did tell me I make really pretty things. And that makes all the difference.

6 comments:

Callooh Callay said...

Hi Katie--Good idea, I think, not to post everything, but you shouldn't delete it! Such wasted gems! Save it to another file; might find another use for it someday, or inspiration, or nostalgia.

Maradoll said...

Thanks for the mention :)

I know what you mean about trying to find the 'happy middle ground' of things to blog about.

It's hard to write completely openly when you've also got to consider that a future employer might be reading this too....

I can't remember the mash potatoes; but I do remember when you cropped off all your hair - and I thought "this girl rocks". That took guts! And that flat that we shared, with respect to everyone who was living there, that was a crazy place.....

I enjoy your blog, keep writing! x Mara

Aimee said...

I just boost your count! it is a tough job, but someone has to do it. Just kidding I love your blogs. I'm afraid now to talk about them to you in person. Don't want to offend. But, strictly in cyberspace, my friend, you are very witty and I do enjoy reading your blogs.

Immortal Longings said...

Just found your blog. This is super!

I wonder - could you tie dye a squid in the microwave? That would be even more amazing...

David & LisaBB said...

I was just about to say 'Cut Loose' with the blogging, then read the comment about future employers. CRAP! Followed by you current employer's comment. DOUBLE CRAP! Just when I thought it was safe to go into the internet.

mmStyle said...

Actually, I found your blog thru links on a couple of others. Liked the tutorial and some other ideas as well. I don't usually leave remarks on blogs randomly like this, but I thought you might not mind. I'm gonna book mark it and check it out again. Good luck in New York.