This is my third attempt at blogging. In 2010 I started a blog on Blospot that I never published. Funny, it is 3 years later and nothing has changed. I am a potter, wife with a wonderful supportive husband, mother of 3, ice skater, I love to teach throwing especially beginners and currently I am the President of the Philadelphia Skating Club. After taking masses of photos at the 2010 NCECA Philadelphia I wanted a way to share those images with my students. My oldest daughter is an avid blogger (http://whydyoueatthat.wordpress.com) and I started a blog. Alas the world of computers challenges me. I grew up in England with no TV until I was 11! A simple thing for my children becomes a half day project for me. I did not have the time to blog
I got the itch to blog again and started another one this time on WordPress. I never published it. Here I was unable to see how I could fit in being a blogger.
Third attempt at blogging – in the summer of 2012 I went on a 3 day walking tour of the Swiss mountains with my sister. I made a blog for my family at home (uncomplaining and supportive husband and 3 children) and for my family in the UK. I never intended to publish that either. On my trusty Iphone I would write and upload photos of the glorious views. On our second night there was barely any internet – we were really on the E. I found one spot where I had one bar and sat outside as it grew quite chilly and dark and blogged. It was fun and exciting!
Fast forward to summer of 2013, I went to a fantastic ceramic workshop at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana. I continued my blog from last summer to stay in touch with family. Every morning I would wake early and began a laborious job of emailing myself the photos I took the day before on my Iphone so I could download them on my Ipad and write the blog. My cousin visiting from England said there is a much simpler way to do this but it worked and I as I said I am technologically challenged! Back to the Bray, one morning in our daily gathering in the Gazebo I mentioned my blog. Soon I was to meet Ben Carter who asked to read the blog. Adam Field a Bray summer resident and participant in our workshop had told Ben. I was not ready to have this be public, way too much personal stuff in it. But I got to thinking again should I blog? So here I am with a new look, trying to work out the dashboard, sending help messages to my daughter and publishing a blog.