Posts Tagged 'philosophy'

Alice Makes a Blog

So here’s the story: I caught the bug. I’ve been admiring bloggers for a while now – I have many friends, not to mention a husband, who are excellent bloggers (you can check them out under “links” on the side there). However, I’ve tried to keep a generic “whatever I feel like” slash “things I’ve been up to” type blog in the past, and could never keep up with it. But maybe, just maybe, a more rigid theme will help me stick to a regular posting schedule, and this blog won’t be so badly neglected.

Here are my goals for this blog:

  1. To document my successful projects and “learning experiences” (read: failures) as an encouraging reminder of my growth as a creator of stuff.
  2. To create a need for fresh content that will give me a greater incentive to start (and finish) more projects.
  3. To show off stuff I’ve made, as well as share techniques/recipes/patterns/instructions, etc. with anyone who’s interested.
  4. To improve my writing skills. And my photography skills.
  5. To let my friends and family know what I’ve been up to, which I hope will partially make up for my otherwise pitiful online presence (I may be the least active Facebook member on the planet).

Like everyone else, I make stuff on a daily basis – stuff like grocery lists, silly faces, meals, decisions, mistakes – but I plan to reserve this space for the more interesting, unusual or impressive stuff. I’m keeping my options open, though, so don’t be too surprised if I post pictures of an epic mess or particularly fine doodle. It’s all fair game. It might not all be stuff that you want the instructions for, but I hope you’ll at least find it all interesting.

If I wanted to get philosophical, I could say this blog is a celebration of the human tendency to make all kinds of stuff. Which is true – but really, it’s more about my own desire to say “Hey everyone on the internet, look what I made!” But then again, the two aren’t that far removed: the human tendency to make stuff is closely followed by the human desire to show the stuff you made to all your friends. And self-centered as it may be, this is a good thing, since sharing your creations with others opens the door for collaboration and improvement and progress in general.

So there you have it, I guess – this blog is a celebration of both creativity and showing off, and I hope no one will hesitate who feels inspired to improve upon something that I’ve posted here. Please do, and then show it off to whoever you can! You’re contributing to the great cycle of creativity-inspiration-progress, and you deserve to feel kinda good about yourself for it.

Alright! That’s enough out of me for now. Stay tuned for weekly-ish posts about  stuff I’ve made!

Alice Makes a Blog

So here’s the story: I caught the bug. I’ve been admiring bloggers for a while now – I have many friends,

not to mention a husband, who are great bloggers (you can check them out under “links” on the side there).

However, I’ve tried to keep a generic “whatever I feel like” slash “things I’ve been up to” type blog in

the past, and could never keep up with it. But maybe, just maybe, a more rigid theme will help me stick to

a regular posting schedule.

The idea behind this blog is fourfold:
1. To document my successful projects and “learning experiences” (read: failures) as an encouraging

reminder of my personal growth as a creator of stuff.
2. To create a need for fresh content that will give me a greater incentive to start (and finish) more

projects.
3. To show off stuff I’ve made, as well as share techniques/recipes/patterns/instructions, etc. with

anyone who’s interested.
4. To let my friends and family know what I’ve been up to, which I hope will partially make up for my

otherwise pitiful online presence (I may be the least active Facebook member on the planet).

Like everyone else, I make stuff on a daily basis – stuff like grocery lists, silly faces, meals,

decisions, mistakes – but I’ll try to reserve this space for the more interesting, unusual or impressive

stuff. I’m keeping my options open, though, so don’t be too surprised if I post pictures of an epic mess

or particularly fine doodle. It’s all fair game. It might not all be stuff that you want the instructions

for, but I hope you’ll find it all interesting.

If I wanted to get philosophical, I could say this blog is a celebration of the human tendency to make all

kinds of stuff, which is true to some extent – but really, it’s more about my own desire to say “Hey

everyone, look what I made!” But then again, the two aren’t that far removed: the human tendency to make

stuff is closely followed by the human desire to show the stuff you made to all your friends. And self-

centered as it may be, this tendency to show off is a good thing, since sharing your creations with others

opens the door for collaboration and improvement and progress in general.

So there you have it, I guess – this blog is a celebration of both creativity and showing off, and I hope

no one will hesitate who feels inspired to improve upon something that I’ve posted here. Please do, and

then show it off to whoever you can! You’re contributing to the great cycle of creativity-inspiration-

progress, and you deserve to feel kinda good about yourself for it.

Alright! That’s enough out of me for now. Stay tuned for weekly-ish posts on various stuff I’ve made!