Finnegan, begin again

Once again, it is November, and that means NaBloPoMo. It has been a couple years since I participated, and actually, a couple of years since I blogged regularly. A few of my friends are participating in NaNoWriMo, and while I don’t think of myself as a writer, I do miss making longer entries here upon occasion.

So, first – a little history. I started this blog in 2002 as Yarn Utopia. In case the title didn’t give it away, it was a place primarily to document my forays into the fiber arts. Around the same time, I purchased my first digital camera, mainly to take pictures of those projects. Somewhere deep in the recesses of my mind, I suppose I had the hope that my blog would make it big – that I would become a destination on the world wide web, and perhaps gain business through these efforts. Well, a girl can dream, can’t she? I should have known that the business wouldn’t grow that way, though — I am so much more a process crafter than a production crafter. I get bored too easily to build up a large inventory.

Over the years, that blog turned into a place where I continued to document my crafts, but so much more. Eventually my photography became just as much a focal point as the crafts. My favorite bits are the random ramblings – little snippets of life that I had no outlet to share on my static website but could via the blog. In 2009 I broke away from the blog being devoted to crafting and opened Carpe Lux, where I shared more of my not-so-wise insights into daily life. Sadly, the advent of Twitter and Facebook meant that my blog posts eventually dwindled away. Still, I’ve thought time and time again that I should reinstitute posting here, since I do often have things to say that lend themselves to longer posts than one would put on FB. Enter NaBloPoMo 2012 – where I attempt to reinstill the habit of posting to my blog. We’ll see how it goes.

So what will be the topics? What content can the one or two of you reading this expect to see? I have no idea. Mostly life, the universe, and everything, I suppose. Feel free to comment. Ask me a question about anything, and I’ll be as truthful and complete as I can in the answer. (Yes, you might have to register to comment, but one registration should do it — I get far too many spam comments so I have to moderate them somehow.)

Wow – that was certainly a long-winded way to say hello again, wasn’t it?

About Cyndilou

Just a diva dilettante who sings, knits, crochets, dances, takes photos, and generally has a good time while she tries to figure out what she wants to be when she retires from her technogeek job.
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2 Responses to Finnegan, begin again

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I found you via the NaBloPoMo Blogroll. I, too, am doing it this year.

    I find it interesting that you’ve had a blog for so long. I started in 2004, dropped out for a few years, and then came back to a different blogosphere than I started in. Blogs now look so much more sophisticated– while people are much more standoffish.

    Just wondering if you have found this to be true, too?

    • Cyndilou says:

      Yes – back in the early days of blogging, people were much more willing to comment on even a relatively unknown blog. Whole communities could be formed through a series of comments. I made quite a few online friends that way. Now, people rely on various fora and social media tools like Twitter for community building – they might read your blog, but unless you’re a big name (or hosting a contest 🙂 you probably won’t get a lot of comments on a given entry. The internet in general (and blogs by extension) have definitely grown more sophisticated in looks, though. 🙂

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