Saturday, January 3, 2009
Since it's the beginning of a New Year, naturally I've been thinking about some resolutions I would like to make. Since my job as Weekly Bright Idea Editor is to hopefully inspire, I thought perhaps a little New Year's Nudge might be in order. My Bright Idea is to encourage & inspire you to start your own blog. Or if you have one, update it more often. I'm certainly not the most prolific blogger on the planet, but I am pretty pleased that since I started my blog 4 months ago, I've averaged blogging at least every other day. For me, that's quite an accomplishment. Through my life, I've attempted to keep journals. When I was single, I was a fairly regular journal writer, but after the children started coming along, I really pooped out. I can count my journal entries on the fingers of one hand, after Ian was born nearly 30 years ago. Sooooo, so much of my life has pretty much disappeared, available only in my feeble memory. When my older kids began going on missions for our church, I wrote computer letters to them. These letters, of which I have copies filed away in nice little notebooks, are a fabulous journal of our family, and also my creativity. Creativity because I created designs, mastheads, and other Photoshop mini-masterpieces for them. In fact, those letters directly led me into digital scrapbooking, because it was a natural evolution from one to the other. So now we're back to blogging. This can be the modern form of writing in a journal. Or filling sketchbooks. Or just communicating with family and friends. I hope you (and I) take better advantage of this phenomenal creative opportunity! Happy New Year!
Posted by Stefanie Eskander at 9:36 AM