hello again. i hope you had a lovely weekend. i'm still weekend-ing since i am knee deep in random goods (and bads) from my friday night project: project closet clean-out. don't you love when friday night projects have a mind of their own?! i told dan last night that it looks like we are moving and taking only the lame stuff. however, i am happy to report that my closets have clear bins (properly labeled) inside of them. i couldn't be more thrilled! my shoes can breathe again and i have a place for year-round holiday items. i even organized my too-cute-to-toss gift bags by size. this kind of organization is big for an apartment dweller, you have to be ever so clever about in-house storage space.
on another note. i was amazed how the all-encompassing message at ALT kept coming to me loud and clear. it didn't surprise me. the secret of blogging is all about content. great blog content! fresh content! new and insanely wonderful content. lovely, beautiful, inspiring, humorous content! raw content that speaks with your own unique voice! keep it new / keep it fun / keep it real. this whole idea has given me pause. i tend to agree with it. however i wonder what people (in general) consider fresh. how can content be considered fresh if its been borrowed once or twice in blogland? i'm not so sure if that falls under fresh content. however, that doesn't make me love those types of blogs any less. i love knowing what's hip and trendy and making it's way around blog-land, because usually it's super cool. there is definitely some fun in knowing what's floating around. can someone be bothered by someone re-posting her post if her own original post was already re-posted? is blog content only fresh if the photos were snapped by the author and the words straight from her own heart? does it count as fresh if you've taken someone's idea and then recreated it for yourself? what about do-it-yourselves? can those still be fresh even though everyone else is making those same crafty holiday wreaths too?
hmmm. thoughts to discuss. do tell..
what pulls you into a blog? photos / words / similarity to you / artsy images / real life stories?
what makes you subscribe? what does fresh content mean to you? what are your favorites?