Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My theme and title and direction

purple pinwheelSometimes I wonder if I seem like I have blogging ADD. Or the opposite of OCD. Whichever way you want to look at it, I seem to be all over the place. I read posts on blogs about this all the time. As I have mentioned before, I started out on Word Press with a customer service directed help blog but as I got more into the blogosphere I saw all these great crafty blogs and I wanted to be one of them. I made the switch to Blogger because I liked what I saw from there.

In the 6 or so months I have been blogging, I have changed the look of my blog many times. As I learn new things, I want to try them out. All part of craftiness, I think. I also started out as Lili’s Buzz but when I upgraded the service that domain was not available. I played around with names and one night Purple Paisley Pinwheels just came to me. As I have moved into the world of cameras and photography I keep wondering if Purple Paisley Pinwheels is still right for me. Except for the lone purple pinwheel I used to have in my blog banner, I didn’t have anything to do with pinwheels. Then the other day I looked up pinwheels and it reminded me that they used to be called whirligigs (when I was a kid). I envisioned running around with a whirligig in my hand, it blowing in the wind. And I realized that Purple Paisley Pinwheels is a perfect name for my blog. I am a whirligig of ideas. I have gotten back into the crafting world, even though I have slowed down a lot since the Christmas craft fair bust. I got a new camera and am getting into the world of photography, I love all the challenges I keep finding to help me go take pictures. I also love to share all the great blogging tips and tricks I find useful. I am getting into the scene of transformations, restoring, repurposing, whatever you want to call it and want to share that. So Purple Paisley Pinwheels is here to stay.

On that note, I would love to have a “seal” to put on my pictures instead of the text I have been adding. Anyone know how to make one? Or know anyone that will make me one that isn’t too expensive? Take a look at Manic Mother Photography, she uses one.

On another note, I was thinking about incorporating a new series, of interviews. To start a new business you need to do a business plan, with a good market analysis. What better way to begin this process than by doing interviews with those that I have found that sell their repurposed goods, or are amateur photographers or just plan crafty? What do you all think?

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I think interviews sound fun! I have thought of doing that myself, but haven't got around to it...I don't think it is a big deal to change things around, but if you want to brand yourself and have something that people can keep coming back to, may not be a bad idea. Is your blog a business? If not, then do what you want....if so, then don't change thigns too often. My thoughts...Sounds like you are wanting to make a logo (the seal?) Lots of people make logo's for hire....



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