a bit late but heartfelt



Just like many of you, I was very sad the day Craft announced that it would suspend publication of it's print magazine. I felt particularly sad because I was very fortunate to have a couple of projects in two issues and I had an article set to be published in issue 11 (a paper lamp I love and use in our own living room). I'm so glad I have my ten volumes to pour over at any time I wish.

I have no doubt that the web site, with the awesome Natalie Zee Drieu at the helm, will continue to provide inspiration and highlight the best of the crafting world (including my alphabet flash cards - thank you!). I wish them the best of luck and look forward to many more visits. Thank you Craft!

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On my night table this week:
No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog
I bought this book over the weekend at the Mom 2.0 Summit. I had seen it before but had never really thought I needed it until I opened it. I love that it's a short quick read and humorous at the same time. Maggie's suggestions are very general and can apply to anyone or anything. I think it will be a great reference book to have when I happen to get stuck in the writing department—something that happens more often than I care to admit.

Speaking of Maggie... Remember I said I liked the fact that the summit was small? Where else would've Maggie Mason and I be sitting on either side of Gabrielle Blair during a session? I got a chance to talk to them both and they couldn't have been any nicer - just like everyone else there.

11 comments:

  1. That looks like a great book! I never got Craft magazine, but I'm sad to see any publication go now. It seems to affect so many.


    (I had a Trader Joe's pizza for lunch)

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  2. I've seen that book too, and the longer I have my blog, the more I think I need it...

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  3. I have every issue of Craft on my shelf too. Sad. I remember how excited I was when I picked up that first issue.

    Hmm, I may have to get that book! I hate staring at my computer in the morning thinking, "What the heck am I going to write about today???"

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  4. Wow, this looks like an interesting book. Be sure to share if you think it's worth the purchase!

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  5. I care what people had for lunch. :)

    Still that really does look like a great book!

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  6. Patricia,

    What a bizarre coincidence! I went to the bookstore this weekend to buy this exact book! They didn't have it, so I bought ProBlogger. How does the book compare to the ProBlogger book?

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  7. I've read half of the book so far and I can tell you right now that it will help me a lot.

    Jules - I haven't heard of ProBlogger but just went to the author's web site. It looks like he's addressing more of the 'business' side of blogging. Maggie just gives cues/ideas/launching points for posts-no business advice per se. Each page has one idea in no more than 2-4 paragraphs. There are pages that have so much white space that I'm using the space to make notes about a story of inspiration the idea has given me. The language of the book is very, very light and almost humorous but it is helping & giving me ideas.

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  8. I have never even heard of this magazine! Looks like I missed out on a good thing :(
    And that blogging book looks interesting!

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  9. What about what you had to drink? I find it really cool... I guess I need that book. Off to Amazon....

    Yes, it's so sad Craft is stopping it's print. So sad.

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  10. Thanks for the book suggestion.I haven't seen that yet - that would be a great read.

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