We went to the book store today and while we were there I went by the magazines and...
I left with a copy of Artful Blogging.
I've mentioned this magazine several times in this blog and some of my others. I love it, though I very rarely buy it (it's $15 an issue). When I do get one in my grubby little hands, I devour it.
Then I get all mopey.
Why does actually getting my hands on a magazine make me all mopey?
Well, because I want my blog to be the kind of blog that can BE in the magazine.
And its not. I mean, content and photographic skills aside (which I've brought up before in Beauty and Bowls), Noner Says sometimes isn't "family friendly" and you kinda gotta be to be featured.
I've often though that I could easily just start another blog, build it up for a year, and submit it. Blogger is free, I can have as many blogs as I want. Many of the bloggers featured in Artful Blogging have free blogspot blogs.
The only thing stopping me would be a "theme."
I'm a personal blogger, but I don't live a beautiful or bloggable life. I work retail. I come home and play on the computer. Sometimes I make crafts, but nothing like the amazing things in artful blogging.
Today, looking at the photos in the current issue, I found msyelf thinking about my last post here.
If my Dream of Homesteading was able to come true, I would have something PERFECT to make an Artful Blogging blog about.
Rustic and Rugged farmhouse photos. Chickens, and nests full of handsome eggs. Rich dirt in gritty gardens. And myself and my boys living and loving an artful and fufilling life.
Yeah, that would be a much more appealing photographic feast than me trying to sneak pictures of the grey wall across from me as I stand behind a register for 8 hours a day.
Not to mention that countryside itself makes tons better pictures.
|Look at this handsome beast!|
Some people can find beauty anywhere. They could take my little Cannon PowerShot, shoot a photo of a manhole cover, add a filter or two, and have a work of art. I am not one of those people. I gotta have something beautiful to work with to take even a halfway decent picture.
|The Potholes on my street are not so photogenic. |
Is creating a new blog good enough to get into Artful Blogging an achievable goal, when I live a life like the one I have?
Nope, its not.