Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Thoughts on Blogging

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I first started blogging about 8 years ago now and in that time my personal life has seen many, many changes. Throughout those 8 years I have kept a blog (first with Blogger and most recently with Typepad), but over the last couple of years I have not been blogging so much. Online identity theft, cyber-bullying, and maintaining some online privacy in my personal life have become an increasing concern for me. I don't want my family or myself exposed to any unnessary hurt. I no longer felt comfortable in sharing my personal information written in my old posts in such a public format and, to be completely honest, I was feeling very unsure as to whether or not I should continue to blog at all. As a result, early in 2013 I decided to remove all of my posts from my old Typepad blog.

Just recently, however, I had an epiphany. I remembered why I used to blog and why I used to love it so much. My blog began as a place where I could share my creativity with like-minded souls, like you. I loved that I was able to connect with people the world over who were interested in the same things I was or who were inspired by something I had created, shared, or written here. I want that again now more than I ever have.

From today, I am starting over with my blog in this fresh new space. I will focus on sharing about my art and craft projects, my creative process, my studio, and the inspiration behind it all. I am so inspired and excited to start blogging again! I'm a firm believer in following your dreams and in taking time to enjoy those parts of life that make you most happy. Creating makes me happy, as does sharing it with others, so with that I would like to welcome you all to my blog. I hope you will follow along with me as I cultivate a creative life and maybe, just maybe, you will feel inspired to do the same.

(Art by Amy Tan for Design Editior)


  1. Hi Kare . I know how you felt. I went through a constan. Battle with myself not knowin. What I wanted to do. I want to connect with like minded people, and to have a place to share my creative self. Especially if I wanted to create. A home business from it. I've had a blo. A couple of years ag. But needed to shut it down. But like you, I am back and completely having a new nice and outlook in blogging too.

  2. Hi Karen,
    I just found your blog today from seeing your December Daily posts on Pinterest and I'm very glad you are still here! Your one inspiring lady, thank you for sharing your talent.

    Have a great day,
    St. Paul, Minnesota, USA