a new year:
happy new year. what? it’s still january, don’t look at me like that. and i do want to wish each of you a wonderful year ahead. ok, so maybe my greeting is a bit belated, which brings me to my next point.
a few thoughts:
when i started this blog, i promised myself i would never write here unless i felt inspired. and even then it can be tricky, with the little ones being my priority. they could not care less if i’m inspired. my point is, i enjoy this space and i don’t want it to be filled with posts because i feel i have to fill some quota. that said, i do realize that this isn’t a private journal that exists within a vacuum. i have wonderful readers who come by for a visit, some stay awhile and chat. that’s nice. really nice*. and so i do know there’s some expectation for my, um, presence? hi :-)
* nice. my personal solution to the overuse of the word “awesome.” nice. it’s tidy. elegant. efficient. to the point. awesome is so 2011. nice is now.
but i will say that i’ve worked hard to maintain this space as an ad-free one (except when i’m gloating about my own little creations, i mean, tooting my own horn surely doesn’t count does it?) and i will continue to do so. i think that it makes it less cluttered and less annoying for you. but also, it allows me the freedom to not be concerned about # of hits and # of visits per day, and to truly focus on what i love doing… creating. and sharing. and having a good giggle about what you lot have to say about it. thanks for being here and continuing to do so.
remember last year, i asked you all a little favour? thanks to you, i was nominated for the canadian weblog awards.
well, once i posted that, i put the whole thing out of my mind.
(truly i did — you know i did, because there was that time i went missing for days and days, but really, how many times must i explain this? slow-blogging isn’t an accident on my part! it is intentional. and i recently read an article all about mastering the art of slow blogging. it’s an art form now! i can’t help it if i was well ahead of this current trend, i can’t help it if i’m hopelessly avant garde.)
but seriously. and humbly… this morning i learned that i am in the short-list for the top 5 canadian weblog awards in the crafting category (i’m trying not to take the term “short-list” personally, you all know about my height). i’m in the company of these fellow bloggers, some of whom i already know, and others who i am looking forward to learning more about.
the winner will be announced in two weeks.
so again, i find myself in that place, trying to forget about it and going about what i do. but i’ll be honest. i’ve got a little smile. it’s nice.
so thank you.