September 29, 2010

New blog schedule

One of the major things I heard from my blog survey was that it is best to have a regular blog schedule, and that every other day is optimal. Before the summer I used to do Tue, Thur and Sat, but I think for a change I am going to do Mon, Wed, Fri.

The second thing was I discovered most folks come here for 3 main reasons: mixed media tutorials, the topic of motherhood and photography. So I am going to continue to focus on those topics. I have 'named' my themes.... to rhyme with the day. Yes, I know many do it and it is kind of cutesy (which I really am not), but honestly I think it is going to help me keep focused and allow you, my readers to know what to expect here.  

So here they are:

Mother Muses Monday

- topics: thoughts about being a mom in general, motherhood poetry, life as a mom, how awesome my kids are :), how to survive motherhood, the joys of being a mom, homeschooling, time management, links to good resources, etc

Wednesday Workshop 

- Workshop topics: demos of mixed media/collage projects and supplies, re/upcycling projects, possibly some kids crafts. I would love to have some guest posts here too - all focused on the 'how to', those beloved tutorials.

or Wordless Wednesday (Alternative weeks)

- Wordless topics: I know many folks already are doing this, so it needs little introduction - basically whatever photo feels right for the day. Workshops and tutorials take a while to prepare so this will give me time to do it without burning out and anyhow I have a plethora of photos to share!

Art Finds Friday

- topics: 5 independent things all related to art (art in the broadest sense - mixed media, photography, poetry, music and so on) – inspiring blog links, intro to cool supplies, an art challenge for the weekend, art giveaway, random thoughts about being an artist, music links - basically whatever I feel like talking about with the only restriction that I only include one topic per point. So no rambling thoughts or paragraphs.

So I hope this will help you to come visit me when a topic that interests you is posted! The schedule will begin Monday October 4. So join me please.

Thank you again for helping me with the survey. It has been invaluable. 


  1. This is a great idea! I have days where I blog a lot, and then a week with nothing! Scheduling is a blessing :)

  2. Great organized schedule with inspiring topics. Can't wait.


  3. Great idea, wish I could be that organized.

  4. Excellent! Loving the changes. Loved the old way too ;)
    Will be here Mon, Wed, & Fri!

  5. sheesh, hope that didn't make it sound like I have no life!


  6. Great idea! Love your new blog schedule.

  7. Anonymous8:30 AM

    Love it!
    Can't wait!
    Change is a good thing!

  8. You had me at 'hello'
    If it makes your life easier and keeps you able to share in a style only you can pull off....
    I say I am all eyes.
    Thankyou for sharing so much of value.

  9. Lovely changes! Can't wait to see what comes out of it.

  10. Hi Shona, I loved your old schedule and everything you posted, but I'll love your new one too. I want you to be able to keep blogging--so whatever makes that is easier is great!


  11. Great ideas...can't wait. I am also doing something different with my blog...I will share next week!!:)

  12. What a fabulous idea! You continue to be such an inspiration, Kristin xo

  13. Your artwork and blog are so lovely! I am so happy to find your blog. I can't wait to stop back again and read more! Thank you so much for sharing so much inspiration! I just can't stop reading and am just delighted to see how you'll be doing your future posts.

    best wishes to you!

  14. I forgot to mention, Shona, that I awarded you the Kreative Blogger award. I know--you probably already received it from Trudy or someone else, but I wanted to share five of the most creative blogs I know with my readers--I put Shannon's up near the top but yours also. :o)

    BTW, I posted a photo of my art entry for this year (almost done) and with your write up I included a kind of fun photo of me reading your book. :o) I had such a nice time the evening I got home after caring for August all day. I was so tired but your book and a glass of wine was the perfect way to end the day.

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  15. I love this idea (but am not organized enough to pull it off myself ; ) I look forward to seeing many more beautiful photos and art projects!!


  16. Hi Shona,

    This is the first time ive commented on your blog - i cant believe it! ive been following it for months lol

    I think the changes your making are brilliant and i really love your blog you inspired me to start up mine :) not really similar but still!
    Its if you want to have a look.

    loved you holiday pictures btw, I live in county mayo so recognized some places :)

    anyway hope the new style of blogging works for you

    - Astra

  17. its Astra not Alan btw :) he's my fiance!

  18. Wow, HOW do you have time to come up with all this awesomeness? Your new blog schedule looks really cool. Hope you had a great weekend!

  19. This sounds awesome! I'm excited to read all you have in store for us :)


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