On a lighter note...
I really like blogs. I follow one about a Danish family living in Israel. She posts really beautiful photos. I follow one about Mod Podge. It rocks! I follow one about a lady who makes clothes from vintage patterns. I just started following one with some of the funniest comic strips I've ever read. The discussions in the Forum are priceless. I follow Cake Wrecks.
I'm attracted to unique writing styles and beautiful photos. Some people write long posts. Others say much with little. I love the idea that a person's overflowing passion for a certain topic compels them to share that passion with the world. Reading blogs is much like peeping through the window into a house, and you can only see a little bit, whatever they've put right there. Sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious, sometimes witty, these posts represent another beautiful square in the human quilt. I love it!
The irony the The Party of Four is how deeply personal it's become, yet I share it with everybody. But even I know, there's stuff in my life I don't really need to share with strangers. So I decided to compose a list of topics about which I probably will never write.
1. Potty Training
1. Potty Training
It's a huge part of my life right now, and really, that's all you get to know. Note: I am not the one getting potty trained, just in case you thought it might be funny to leave a comment alluding to that. I also know you are potty trained, so don't even go there.
2. Craft Tutorials
I do a lot of crafty stuff, but 9 times out of 10, I don't have any direction. Also, I'm usually making stuff with Alexandria, which means there is no time for photos. And finally, I take horrible close-up shots. I might do a post on What I Made, but there will be no instructions. If you want to make it, you're going to have to wing it.
3. What I Ate
These posts are really popular. They're delightful if you know how to take great photos of food. I do not. I did one of these posts once, and even though the food was tres delish, the photo was horrible. Even I was grossed out by it. See above for additional reasons. Ditto for Food I Make.
4. How I Decorate My House
I'm not overly impressed with my interior decorating skillz, so I've got no need to show it off. Nothing's ever quite finished, and frankly, it's just not a priority in our house.
5. My Outfit
My style is...Momtastic. It's definitely not blogworthy. I'm not fashion forward or daring. I'm not courageous at the thrift stores. I dress practically, because there is a 100% change I will have snot/food/sidewalk chalk/glue/aquarium water/dishwater/juice on my shirt by the end of the day. Everything must be expendable. Hello cheap from Old Navy!
6. Makeup Tips/Tutorials
Again, these posts are really popular. Again, I take horrible close up shots. I should also mention that, although I wear eyeliner and mascara, I do not do so religiously. I realized on Saturday that I hadn't worn makeup since Disneyland. We went on Monday. I am the worst advocate ever for makeup-wearing.
There you have it. It's not really a round number, but six seems to cover things that I'm not overly interested in sharing. The variety of topics that I will cover...well, that's to come.
One post at a time.
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