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I first began blogging in the summer of 2006. I was looking for a better way to share photos, layouts and happenings in my life with my family friends.  I have been blogging off and on since then.  At some point, I decided to increase the number of topics I covered to see if I couldn’t get more followers.  I purchased my own domain.  I left Blogger and tried both WordPress and Squarespace.  During all of this, one key point remained.  I blogged about the things that really interested me.  But at some point in the last six months.  I became focused on trying to figure out what I could post that would attract readers.  The problem is that I am not seeing a huge increase in readership, but I am seeing a decrease in my interest in blogging.

I realized this when I began working on the 8 years Ago I was… scrapbooking challenge at OScraps.  I knew I really didn’t have a calendar to remind me of what I did eight years ago, so I thought the list I created would be very short.  Then I realized that 2006 was the year I started blogging.  After going through old posts, I realized that it was a pretty good year and I could create quite the list of happenings.  I think if I had to use my blog to figure out what happened in 2013, I would be very disappointed.  (Thank goodness for social media.)

So I will be making some changes to the blog.  (I know this isn’t the first time I’ve posted this. lol)  This doesn’t mean I am going to stop my tech posts, I love those.  And I am still going to be looking to options such as NaBloPoMo for blog prompts cause I need inspiration.  I still want to be posting every day.  However, I am going to be looking for meaningful way to share my favorite hobbies such as digiscrapping and photography on my blog.  I am also going to be posting regular posts about what is going on with me.  It’s not good enough for me to post only what I think others want to read.  I want to be interested in my own blog.  I will totally appreciate your patience while I make changes.  I hope my readers will stick around during these changes.  I think you’ll find a more worthwhile blog.

I hope everyone is having a good Saturday!  Until next time, don’t forget to document your memories.