One year of blogging and looking into the rear-view mirror.
Am I a different person now? I’m certainly older with maybe one more wrinkle but the big change is: I DARE!
One year ago I never imagined all the *crazy* things that I would do for my blog. Yet here I am: chatting with authors and people I have never seen. Developping many skills.
The big lesson is to TRY. Don’t be afraid to fail. Failing is good as you will learn to do better.
With my new experience I’ve decided to write a series about the many things that blogging brought me.
First part today is Photoshop.
Why photoshop and why do I think it bold?
Because twelve months ago, even one week ago I was SCARED of photoshop!
It was this daunting tool only used by pro and I could never ever use it!
With blogging come pictures. Graphics. Bookstagrams. Banners. Fairyloot challenges… do I need to go on?
Soon enough I drooled on fantastic banners and pictures taken by pro bloggers all using Photoshop. I was mesmerized!
That’s when my Fairy Godmother appeared!
I won’t to name her here as I don’t know if she wants to stay anonymous or not but a wonderful co-blogger master at creating book covers offered to teach us the ropes of Photoshop. Us being me and another fellow blogger salivating like I was on all the banners, graphics etc.
But how teach us? I mean you have to see “live” what the other is doing and show your own action when you are stuck to correct you.
That’s when another wonder happened and I became even more cool to my kids: we were talking and seeing each other via Skype one side of the ocean to the other side all along while sharing our screens thanks to another tool. How cool is that for a fourty something mom he? 😉
Four hours later *when I told you she IS a fairy godmother* I was ready to begin with the coveted photography software.
I’m really, really far from mastering it but I’m training nearly every day dutifully showing my creations to our teacher like the good student that I am.
Here below are my first creations and I KNOW they have flaws but the point is: I’m trying.
And yes I’m proud of me. I’m doing something new. I’m experimenting all this thanks to something that I thought would be a simple hobby but became an all consuming passion!
Do you think blogging changed you? Did you become bolder? Wiser? Smarter?
Thanks for reading this firts post!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.
PS: Open letter to my fairy Godmother: thank you for your patience and dedication.