Blogging as Scrapbooking

Today, Sara Grafton from 1200 Some Miles share some thoughts on why she blogs and how it is like scrapbooking. 

I started blogging in April 2007, but I was not sure that I would keep up with it for very long. I had been reading some scrapbooking blogs and thought that I could blog too. It seemed like a good way to keep up with my friends and family spread throughout the country. (I had not started using Facebook yet). I chose Blogger as a free platform and started posting.

Almost five years later, I am still blogging. At times, my posts were sporadic, but then they increased after my son was born. Countless stories and most of my favorite photos are there. I write about my scrapbooking and stamping, but it is mostly a blog about my little family. My blog is one of my scrapbooks. I have listened to the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast from the beginning, and I remember that on the first episode Stacy Julian said, “It all counts.” Scrapbookers are examining the connection between blogging and scrapbooking and the Paperclipping Roundtable extensively covered the topic in episode 104.

My blog is also a huge help when I find the time to sit down to make a traditional or digital layout. For example, when I made the Toddlerhood layout, I took the journaling directly from a blog post. This is a digital layout using My Digital Studio from Stampin’ Up! that I also printed for my son’s scrapbook. I do not mind that some stories are duplicated on my blog and in my scrapbooks.

Just like my traditional scrapbooks, I would be saddened to lose anything from my blog. My next step is to print my blog into photobooks. I noticed the ad and discount code (15OFFBLURB)on this site for Blurb, which gives me some motivation to get started. With over 650 blog posts, it will be a large task to print my posts into photobooks. I may not print every blog post and will be asking myself, “Is it scrapworthy?”

Do you blog? If so, how does blogging contribute to your scrapbooking process? If not, is there another medium that assists your process? Comment below.

You can find more of Sara at 1200 Some Miles and on Pinterest.

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  • Mandy

    I recently started a blog, and I think it will come in handy when it comes time to journal on a layout.  Things will be fresher on the blog, which will be written within a matter of days, as opposed to a layout that could be done in 6 months (or more).

  • joie (journeyscrapper)

    I started blogging last year and it helped me spread the news that I do scrapbooking connected to my travel activities and with the love of photography.  Aside from blogging I also make videos that I upload in Youtube.  These methods helped me to improve my skills because there are a lot of people that inspires me and teach me. 

    my blog: http://journeyscrapper.blogspot.com/
    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/lorealjoie12?feature=mhee
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/lorealjoie

  • Great reason to blog! Thanks for commenting.

  • Thanks for commenting and sharing your blogging.

  • I love that blogging is quick and “fresh”.

  • The photos on your blog are gorgeous!

  • Renee J.

    It is so nice to meet you, Sara!!  Thanks so much for all of your insight!  Yes, I do blog; it’s mostly about the fun I have scrapping.  I also love to support my scrappy friends, too!!  ‘Looking forward to visiting your blog.  Thanks, Stephanie for inviting Sara.  Great guest post!!

  • Thanks for commenting and sharing your reasons for blogging.

  • Thanks Renee!  Your blog sounds fun.  🙂

  • Nicole Bishop Gillette

    I’ve just recently begun a blog in support of my web store.  You will find hints, tips and ideas for crafting, lawn and garden care and grilling.  Stop by and check it out!  http://www.homeandgardenwelcome.wordpress.com

    I am beginning a monthly mystery kit contest, check out the blog for details!