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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blog Hops

Over the weekend I participated in blog hopping for the first time and not only that but I followed three separate blogs!  I had never participated before because I just couldn't wrap the concept around my head..I didn't read up on them because, well, I was afraid..yep afraid..  Fear is such a monster that cheats you out of sooo many blessings and fun.
Being a scrapbooker I have learned how to hide to ward off feelings of inadequacy and ignorance.  You see I bought a Cricut machine and before I could even begin to learn how to use it they came out with the Cricut Expression and then about 6 different other cutting machines.  Keep in mind that I was still hand punching with my QuicKutz that I absolutely loved!!  Then the Gypsy was released and before I could even pick a cartridge that I wanted they came out with dozens more.  Then the Cuttlebug, and Copics and , and, and..the list just came so fast that my head would spin and I would get overwhelmed and retreat into the safe corner of my mind and just not get involved with anything..To this day I still have no clue what all I can do with my original Cricut!
So when the blog hops started showing up I once again retreated so as to not feel stupid if I couldn't grasp the idea.  Self protection at it's finest!  In actuality I was cheating myself, not believing in my self and settling.  Why do I fear failure so much?  It really is no big deal..I should be able to learn these things and I am going to set out to succeed.
In the blogs this past weekend there were so many cards celebrating the July 4th holiday.  Never in my life do I remember sending or receiving a July 4th card!  Don't even remember seeing them on the shelves!  But I have to tell you I am excited about starting a new tradition!  And why not?  Our Nation's birthday is a big deal!  I am so excited to have learned about blogging , about dabbling in it and I am even going to be a participant in one soon!  And I am excited about my new found tradition.  Who knows, you may get one of my cards next year!!!!

3 comments:

Patricia said...

Just want to thank you for visiting my blog today on the LSOH hop.
~Patricia

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My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Hi Vicki!
I wanted to stop by and thank you for hoping the All-American Hop on 7/1 and for your sweet comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I was reading through your posts and saw blog hops are new to you and I also wanted to let you know, you are not alone! I remember the first time I came across a hop and I was so confused. I soon started secretly hopping (not commenting but taking notes), then I started blog stalking which also was fun. That was over a year ago. In Jan of this year I decided to start a blog and I have never regretted it! It has been so much fun meeting so many talented people all over the world! I hope to see some of your Cricut creations here soon! Thanks again!
:) Amber
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