Monday, March 21, 2011

Blogging for Scrapbookers

Today is the first day of a new 3-week run of Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers online class. I missed the initial live run of this class in the fall of 2009, however I was able to purchase the class and work through it self-paced when I started my blog last spring. The basic premise of the class is that scrapbooking and blogging are not all that different. It's not too late to sign up! You can read Shimelle's ten reasons to join in and sign up here.

Shimelle will be providing daily prompts for our blogging and/or scrapbooking. Since I've already worked through some of the prompts, I'll be following along and occasionally including a post based on one of the prompts. Each prompt offers several options for completing that day's "assignment".  Prompt one encourages us to think about our intentions for the class, to take a photo of our computer/desk area, and/or to scrap a layout about our intentions for the class. I created a layout last year about blogging - you can see it here. And here's a photo I took in September that shows my blog and my calendar (the thing that truly keeps me organized!).


My intentions over the next three weeks of this course are to:
1. Look for ways to improve my blog posts.
2. Gather ideas for future blog posts.
3. "Meet" other bloggers and add a few new blogs to my reader.
4. Enjoy the interaction among bloggers on the forum.

12 comments:

Tracy said...

You will love this class. I thoroughly enjoyed it last time, but have fallen off the wagon. Time to get back on!

Mary Ellyn said...

I am taking the class too and found your blog on the class list. I am very excited!

scrappyjacky said...

I've taken the class before....and loved it....but my intentions are still very similar to yours.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Interesting information, thanks for sharing, I'll hop over to take a peek!

Ginger said...

Hi Melissa! Good to see you in class as well, I enjoyed looking at your original layout you completed a year ago! And I thought it was great that you included your blog post and your "About Me" with your photo :) I won't be able to post daily, but I have looked ahead at the prompts so I can at least start thinking about what I might like to share.
Take care!

cate said...

it's a great class, I'm looking forward to actually scrapping it this time!

Sian said...

It'll be so good to see you in class Melissa!

Tammy said...

I've thought about taking it but didn't know she was doing a live run again. I might just check it out. Thanks for the heads up!

Photographing Mom said...

Running through it again here, too!!
Looking forward to reading your posts. :)

Jimjams said...

Good intentions! Hope you learn as much as I'm hoping to!

Rebekah said...

I was wondering about this class. Will have to check it out!!

Rebekah said...

Well, ya' just enabled me! :) I've been wanting to learn how to be a more professional blogger!!