I’m so thrilled we have an army of bloggers with note books at the ready.
One thing blogging has taught me is to notice and appreciate things around me. And be grateful for the happiness they bring.
Let’s face it – most of the things we all report on are the small, every day things that we have somehow been filled with the mighty blogging confidence to write about. Things that would get us a right reputation for being “boring” or “a little on the odd side”! However, we all have great joy in photographing, describing and sharing those every day things.
On a completely different note. Let’s talk notebooks. I cannot imagine for one second that I am the only person in the world who on receiving a new, fresh and delightful note book, follows this pattern;
1. Gaze at front cover and flick through the pages.
2. Fall in utter head over heels with the beauty of each fresh unwritten page.
3. Decide that one’s handwriting will bring shame and ugliness to such a nice note book.
4. Put in a nice place and probably never really look back at it again.
I have decided (and please let me know if you’re with me on this one) that typing aka word processing makes us all have a certain confidence in writing how we feel and sending it out to the masses. I was brought up on MSN, MySpace and Facebook, and never hand wrote anything again throughout my degree, apart from scribbled notes, which were evidently “typed up” after. And at work; nothing is ever hand written, apart from the occasional scribbled post it note.
So, I waffle!
For the last week I have bravely marked pages of a new notebook given to me by my mother in law. I must admit I pondered on passing it on as a nice gift for a birthday, or putting it on the bedside table in the spare room (?!?!?). And then I thought; Nahhhh! This book will be used to record all the things that make me happy. So if the Internet breaks, and is never fixed; all my records of all the things I blog about and record will never be lost because they are in my note book.
Here is my proposal / Brief / mission should you choose to accept it.
· Get a beautiful note book you have stashed away in your under bed draw.
· Get that precious pen that you’ve never used.
· Take a sharp intake of breath.
· And write on the first page...... REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL.
Then on a Sunday we should share our weekly recordings on our page. To help inspire...... I will share my first “reason’s to be cheerful”. But don’t laugh... to show ones handwriting to the blogging world, is like rocking up to work, naked!
So who's with me?