Hello, My Name is Sally, and I'm a Blogoholic
I am addicted to Active Rain and blogging. Really, they go hand in hand. I cannot deny it. I'm really a commenterholic. If I read a post, good or bad, I feel obligated to leave a comment. I'm getting the nickname "the mouth". I just can't keep quiet. It's a problem.
Since I'm a very visual person, what really grabs my interest when reading posts are the photos. A post without a photo is like a sundae without a cherry, a ski run without snow, Eggs Benedict without the Bernaise sauce, a staged room without a fake orchid... you get the picture. Therefore, whenever I write a post, I'm more concerned about the photos that will go with the post than the written content.
My daughters have grown accustomed to me carrying my camera. I don't leave the home without it. You never know when you might snap a photo that will go perfectly with a post, or become the subject of a post. "Mum, do you really have to take a photo of"...SNAP... "oh, never mind". I have a file in iphoto on my computer named "Blogging Photos". Here are a few photos I had intended to use for posts, but never did for various reasons. I hope you enjoy them and remember, never leave home without your camera! You never know when and where inspiration will strike for your next post!
This is a steamer I bought at a home show. I thought it looked just like an alien, and meant to write a post about it, but didn't get around to it.
Honestly, I was tempted to enter this photo into the Kodak photo contest. I would have entitled it "BFFs". This is my dog, Digby (the Nova Scotia Ducktolling Retriever), with his best buddy, Kona, the Yellow Lab. Another missed opportunity...
Sometimes photos are time-sensitive. I took this photo this past Remeberance Day, intending to write a post about the wonderful service that takes place in West Vancouver. However, I ran out of time, and a few days later, it seemed a little too late. However, expect a post about this next November!
Ok, you really know you're a blogaholic when you almost kill yourself, taking a photo while driving across a bridge with one of the narrowest lanes known to man. At the time, I thought this would make a great post for, well, something... instead, I uploaded into a comment I wrote on Alan May's post - he was going on about the snow in Chicago at the time, I believe.