A change in direction…

I’ve been thinking a lot recently. About my blog. About all of you (love you!), and about how much time I spend on all my blogging things instead of on creative projects and cards and such. I really miss it.

Over the last 6 months or so, I have had to slowly let things drop by the wayside (including proof reading my posts… typos anyone? I’ve had a plethora recently). I’m sure you’ve noticed that I no longer post any cards or pages that are not related to either MACM or TwoPeas (Finally Friday videos included in that). I miss just making something for the joy of it. I miss just sitting down at my craft table and creating something for the sake of creating it. And then being so excited about it that I just have to share it with all of you.

I guess what I’m saying is that I’ve slowly forgotten where all the fun is. And it makes me really sad.

I simply don’t have the time because I’m editing film, or editing photos for the Color Inspiration Round-ups, or I’m just exhausted from staying up late to get everything done. And it’s hard to sit at a computer all day at work and then come home and sit at a computer all night.

I’m sorry. I don’t mean to complain. What I’m trying to get at is that there are going to be some changes around here… Just two, but I still felt like it needed an individual blog post.

First of all, I’m making changes to the Color Inspiration Challenge. Not huge changes, just one really. There will no longer be a round-up. I love seeing all of your creations, but having to edit all the photos has sucked out all of the fun of seeing what you’ve all created. I just want to look through them and enjoy them for what they are. I hope you all understand. And please don’t leave comments saying you wish it would come back. Believe me, I wish it could, too. It’s just not possible anymore.

The second change is that I’ll be switching blogging software. I’m already in the process of switching over to WordPress. Hopefully that will make it easier to comment and such. Over the past few weeks when I had some giveaways, I hated that some of you weren’t able to comment. And hopefully moving to WP will solve that.

But there’s a learning curve there that I have to deal with. I’ve used Movable Type for YEARS (we’re talking 9 years), so I have to learn how WordPress works in order to customize it for what I need.

I’m planning to completely switch to WP over President’s Day weekend. If all goes well, you won’t even notice a difference besides comments posting quicker and faster page load times.

Anyway, I hope you all understand. I think this is a good thing, and I hope you think so, too. :)

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