Thursday, 22 September 2016

What are you doing this October?


Yes, Blogtober 2016 is here!!  I have taken the reins from last year's host:
 Krafty Karen's Fantastic Place.
I can only dream of matching Karen's organisational skills, but I will try!  Here's the skinny:

The usual goal is to blog every day in October.  Simple, right?  Well, not for a lot of people, because of Real Life.  So here's my twist on Blogtober: Set your own goal!  Not everyone is in a position where they can blog every single day.  So if you're new at this, how about dipping your toe in and setting a goal to post something every Monday in October?  Or any other day of the week that you feel you could set aside some blogging time.  Or perhaps you're a M-W-F type of person, or a Weekends Only blogger.  All are welcome here!! 

Here is what I suggest.

1. First and foremost, pre-register here using the linky! Put the name of your blog and your blog URL in the simple form and submit. (To clarify- your general blog URL, not a specific post URL.)  You may need to prove you aren't a robot, but other than that, I don't foresee any curve-balls coming at you.

2. On the first of October, or your first opportunity in October, write a quick intro and what your Blogtober goal is.  Every day?  Once a Week? A set number of entries within the month?  Whatever it is, share it with us!

3. Each time you write a post, put a link in to this post, so that others who read your blog can blog-hop and see who else is playing!  Also, it will give your readers the opportunity to register too!  Registration will be open all month, so no one will miss out if they are late to the party!

4. At the end of October, review your goal that you set at the beginning!  Did you make it?  It doesn't matter if you don't, the main thing is that you tried.  Maybe you found that you enjoyed making that time to blog.  Maybe you discovered that you want to do even more!  Maybe you realised that blogging isn't for you, and that's ok too, but the point is, we all tried something!  Let's feel good about that.

So, without any further ado, here is the Blogtober 2016 Linky!  Roll up!  Register now, and perhaps you'd like to comment what your goal will be!

Happy Bloghopping,
Sy. (Karmacraft)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Testing something out...

Hmm... so I don't have an actual theme for this entry today, but it is merely a test vessel for Mr. Linky.

I am considering taking over Blogtober for a friend and I need to know whether I'm capable of using this thing correctly before I start.

So here's the thing:
If you want to share your latest blog entry with me, please do!  Use the Mr. Linky below and we'll see if it works.

Thanks in Advance!

Here's another one we can try, SimplyLinked:

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Scrapbooking again...

I'm back on the scrapbooking horse, although not really back to full whack.  I'm finding it hard to get started...

Here's the first two pages I made... they look very similar to one another.  I suppose part of it was that I didn't pack many embellishments or any sprays,  stencils, washi, chipboard... I just went with patterned papers, some stamps and die-cut letters.  I'm not totally pleased with the result but then, perhaps I ought to scrapbook from home, where all my materials are in reach.

I'm sure I'll get to a point where I'm happy with my work again...