Lessons Learned

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Have you ever come across a diary that you started years ago, but ultimately abandoned? When you were writing down your thoughts, they seemed so relevant and well-formed. When you read them now, it's just ridiculous from top to bottom, right? This actually terrifies me about blogging.

Having said that, when I made my announcement 2 days ago that I was launching this blog, I didn't know what to expect. This is something that I have planned to do for a couple of years now, but I could never get it going. I've received a few comments - all very strong and supportive - and I can see through analytics that nearly 100 people visited this site on Day One! So a hearty "Thank You!" goes out to everyone that took the time to click through.

So, Lesson #1:While I'm not new to blogging, I am new to documenting a "how-to." Wow! Who would have guessed it would be so difficult? I hope to go back and refine the past post to better clarify each step. And, in the future, I hope to hone my skills as a creative blogger.

Lesson #2: It's a heck of a lot harder to take photographs while you work. In fact, unless you have someone helping, you can't take photographs while you work! This problem still needs a solution.

Lesson #3: Photos taken in natural light turn out so much nicer than ones taken indoors at night (see Post #1 vs Post #2 below). This is not a revelation to me. I actually minored in photography in college. But, I now know to plan my project photography for Saturday and Sunday - days that I'm actually home while it's light outside.

A lot more to learn and a lot more to come!

Wishing you peace and happiness until next time!