Friday, December 11, 2009

Blogging & My Christmas Journal

I have to say that I am truly missing Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class.  During the class I posted more and I definitely got more comments! I averaged about 7 comments per post, sometimes as high as 12.  Which made me downright giddy.  Since the class ended, I'm back to no comments or 1 or 2 if I'm really lucky.  In other words, I'm back to blogging for myself.  Google Reader says I have 90 subscribers.  I'll bet about 80 of them set up Google Reader during class and never looked at it again.  I'm still using it, although I have whittled down from 300 blogs to about 30 that I'm actually following.  Hey - I made a few friends in class!

My Christmas Journal is progressing in bits and pieces (and totally out of order).  I've been seeing other bloggers' creativity as they post their pages and I'm jealous a bit.  I know what I'm doing is as much as I can handle right now, but I am really enjoying seeing everyone else kicking it up a notch.


This is the newest ornament on my tree.  It was purchased at Disney World last year when we visited in celebration of DH's 50th birthday. The tree number was an internet download, but I have no idea from where.


And here is my entry for December 5th.  We had a really pretty snowfall.  Of course it rained really hard a few days ago and the snow is all gone.  But it was pretty while it lasted.

The "White Christmas" overlay was a freebie from ScrapDolly and perfect for this photo!  click on "ScrapDolly" above to link directly to the download and get your own copy.  I love when bloggers freely share these beautiful creations!

P.S. These two photos were actually taken in color - you'd never know, would you?

12 comments:

Photographing Mom said...

Those blue ornaments are a gorgeous colour! Beautiful snow photos, too! No snow here, just bitter cold.

Jane said...

Took me a while to figure out HOW to leave a comment lol....duh lol I was looking for the 'comment' button ;) oops blushing here ;)

Beautiful snow pictures!!! I'm running behind wit my JYC album - hoping to catch up today - we'll see - I've persuaded DH to stay at work late lol - i'll get more done without him here hahaha!

I miss blogging for scrapbookers too ;)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Beautiful ornament. Love what you did with the B&W photo treatment.

My stuff is all out of order too for JYC

scrappyjacky said...

I miss Blogging for Scrapbookers as well...loved the class...and loved all the chat.
Your snow page is gorgeous,especially with the overlay.

Nellie Mae said...

That overlay IS awesome!!

I signed up for Blogging for Scrapbookers and now I am so far behind on the google reader that I rarely have time to click next all the way through the zillion posts I have missed. I am going to see how many I can get through today and then I will clear them and try to widdle them down to the ones I really want to follow.... ;0)

Jan C. said...

Don't feel bad, I get like 135 hits a day on my blog, and you are usually one of the TWO people who bother to leave a comment. It's depressing, isn't it? I leave a comment nearly every time I visit someone's blog, and I don't get why other people don't do the same.

Angela2932 said...

Yesterday, I was working through my google reader, and was horrified to see that I had 1000+ unread posts, and it never seemed to budge lower! I know what you mean, but I'm finding that I'm beginning to develop a clearer sense of what I like to read. And your blog is a real treat! Very nice photographs!

Sian said...

I miss it too! But I'm loving the connections I've made through it, isn't it amazing? That's the prettiest snow picture I've seen this year!

Gladie said...

Hi, I just wanted to tell you you're not blogging for yourself - I have you in Google reader and though I don't comment on every blog post I read (If so I wouldn't have time to do anything else LOL, but I try to leave a comment every now and then. Love your ornaments - and the photos are stunning :)

humel said...

I'm still here, honey - sorry I don't always have time to comment, but I do enjoy reading your posts and admiring your amazing photos - like those ornaments, wow!

Carrie said...

Beautiful pictures! Love what you did them too.

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

It does seem like traffic has slowed since class ended, doesn't it? Google reader says I have 3 subscribers, so you're doing well, I'd say!