Friday, April 29, 2011

Perhaps overly introspective

I just stumbled upon a really interesting conversation about what people don't say, mostly in-regards to quilting or blogs, or quilting and crafting blogs.  And it got me thinking about what I like in blogs, and what I want this space to be.  I read a fair number of blogs.  Perhaps Likely, too many.  They fall into a few main categories:  craft blogs, mom blogs (primarily Catholic mom blogs), blogs from people I know in person, and geeky blogs.

I think I started this blog thinking I had to be only one of those things, with perhaps a smattering of other topics.  My day-to-day life was not all that interesting, I thought, and I wanted to keep a log of my crafty projects, and a blog seemed the perfect forum.  Craft blog it is.

But I’m not so good at taking pictures.  And while I don’t mind blog posts without pictures, craft progress posts are, let’s face it, pretty boring.  And I have this fabulous baby, and he’s pretty interesting.  So I started (sometimes) participating in Wordless Wednesday, including pictures of the boy for his adoring fans.

And now I realize, I want to share more of that side of life.  So, I thought about starting another blog for family-life stuff.  But I don’t want to.  I guess for me it’s deciding that I’m not going to make decisions about what I put on the blog based on what I think other people would like to hear about or see.  I’m going to put things on the blog based on what I want to remember.  I want to remember the things I make.  I also want to remember the way the boy rolled back and forth last night while we were talking to my family on Skype.  Not going anywhere, just going back to front, then front to back ad nauseum.

At the same time, I haven’t figured out my personal boundaries.  About the only thing I’ve decided is that the boy will continue to use his secret identity, Peter Potamus.  And I’ll attempt to not post things that will be super-embarassing when he’s old enough to have a say for himself.

11F Peter Potamus11B Peter Potamus

But more links that I think are interesting?  More in-progress photos of craft projects?  More things that are totally out of order, because sometimes it takes me a long time to get pictures loaded and processed?  More cute pictures of the boy?  Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

trading card images: Fred Seibert


  1. Post whatever makes you happy! This is your space :)

  2. I love it. I firmly believe in resisting pigeonholing. My favorite blogs are ones that are potpourris of topics. A little faith, a little mothering, a little crafting, a little bookishness, a little gardening, a little of this and a little of that. Just like real life. We don't separate our lives into neat categories (at least most of us don't) so why should blogs be different? I think of my blog as part scrapbook, stuff I want to not forget. I don't worry too much about whether or not it's what other people want to read. And somehow people keep reading anyway.

  3. And I think Peter Potamus is an adorable blog name. I kind of wish I'd given my kids blog names. They are so fun. I feel a bit boring at times just using their real names.

  4. Here, here! Situations like these are examples why we use hyphens and slashes so often. I do love a good crafty/witty/geeky/spiritual/into-raising-babies-and-finding-the-fun-in-ordinary-days mama blog.

    That's a category, right?

  5. Another blogging mom/many other things who shares your feelings (and mine):