It's A Gift

…some thoughts about gifts and giving and about life in general

To Blog or Not to Blog —

by admin - September 8th, 2010.
Filed under: Uncategorized.

Now that I have resurrected this blog, I’ve had time to ask myself some questions and have decided to do things a bit differently in this version.  I know that I have links out there that describe this blog as containing recipes and “how to” articles.  While I do fully intend to re-post as many as I can remember of the recipes that were in the original blog, and to write some articles on candle and jewelry making , I will also sometimes simply write about something that happens to be on my mind at the time.

The biggest problem that I ran into previously was that once I had posted some favorite recipes and carefully written out directions and tips on making gel candles, I felt as though I had nothing further to talk about.  Consequently, my posts became fewer and the intervals between them became longer each time.

So, while I do hope that I can offer some helpful tips, etc. on occasion to whoever might happen to wander by, I will no longer consider that an absolute “must have” component to each and every post.

46 Responses to To Blog or Not to Blog —

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