Can you believe it?
About a week ago I happened to notice that I was writing my 995th post. Really?! I knew I needed to do something with some true intention to celebrate my 1000th post, so here it is …
A TOP TEN for Stacy’s blog.
Ten posts that I remember — for various reasons (in no particular order.) If you want to revisit the post, simply click on the linked date.
Here’s ten quick tips for assembling super-fast photo album scrapbooks for vacations and other events that produce a lot of photos. This post was picked up and shared by Laurie on her Tip Junkie website!
Blogs are for happy memories and for sad memories. This post is a sad memory. I still miss this little magazine and I still (some days) can’t believe it’s gone. weird.
I loved this post. I had purchased a BIG package of mini Play Doh containers at Target and asked blog readers to share their Play Doh memories — I remember thinking at the time that there are so many ordinary things that trigger an amazing array of diverse memories in us. It was one of those “we’re the same, but we’re different” moments and I still remember reading the comments and being struck by the power of memories shared.
I love posting challenges on my blog and I love even more the response. This was a particularly fun one that brings back happy memories of my early days at Creating Keepsakes magazine!
My blog post on my birthday last year is one that I have referred back to a couple of times, because I listed 45 things about my life and because there is information recorded there that I have useful as I’ve worked on my wellness. I say this so that perhaps you will make just such a list on your next birthday — it’s a good idea!
This is a super short post, but I remember it because I’ve talked about this beautiful pear over and over again. In life, we have the opportunity of recognizing moments that bring us joy. We can then validate those moments with photography and we can then celebrate those moments by sharing the pictures. I used to think that you had to “scrapbook a picture” to truly celebrate it — now I know I can simply post it to my blog, or Flickr or Facebook or put it on one of our digital photo frames or … (fill in the blank here.) Digital photography and all of the sharing tools that have evolved in the last several years are truly amazing! The pace of modern life will likely NOT slow down, but we can choose to freeze a beautiful piece of fruit, a clean laundry room, a messy child, a record-breaking snowfall or any other person, place or thing that gives rise to awareness, and when we do we will be fully engaged for one small fraction of a day and time will stand still. I really believe that.
October 1st, 2008
This post probably had the most impact on the biggest number of people. I LOVED carrying my little “present” around with me for a year and I still meet people who tell me this was an eye-opening experience for them.
During May 2009 I wrote a handful of tips designed to help us teach our friends to scrapbook. May of course is National Scrapbook Month. The particular post linked here lists my favorite basic tools. Collectively, these “tell her” tips were eventually printed and included in shipments leaving the Scrapbook.com warehouse! An interesting side note: I heard from a gentleman who after receiving his package from Scrapbook.com asked me to be less female focused in my blogging/teaching because “there are men out here who scrapbook.” Good to know and for the record, I’m happy to be corrected!
By the way, you can still purchase my recommended BASIC TOOLS at Scrapbook.com. Click HERE.
This was the first of my Scrap-by-Color posts/videos. I’ve heard from hundreds of readers that organizing their stash of small decorative embellishments by color has been a solution for them too — you can find ALL of my Scrap-by-Color videos HERE. And yes, I still have a few more videos to make!
Of all the reasons to blog, and there are many wonderful reasons, this is the most important for me: I can capture life-altering experiences I never want to forget almost immediately after experiencing them. Then, I can revisit them again and again. I’m delighted that other people read my blog, but really. I’d do it just for me. I’m so grateful to my friend Cathy Z, who said to me one day back in September 2005, “Stace, I know you don’t get this whole blogging thing, but you really should get a blog.”
I’m so grateful I did.
Here’s to the next 1000 posts.
Thanks for reading my blog!