Saturday, July 28, 2007
Artful Blogging & Tea
TGIS: Thank goodness it's Saturday! This past week was, professionally-speaking, the most hectic one I should have all year. It's the week our magazine assembles a 180-page newcomers guide to our community, a project which somehow, miraculously, gets done in between all the normal work of putting together a bi-monthly magazine, and I am wiped out. I still have one final proofreading of pages to do today, but I refuse to look at them until I've enjoyed a leisurely morning. (Announcement: The Today Show has just disclosed it's national Milk Chocolate Day. Yes! My sweet husband has left a Snicker's bar on the kitchen counter, so I already see how I am going to celebrate.)
In anticipation of getting my life back this weekend, with time for reading and catching up on e-mail from friends, I have gathered a nice stack of books and magazines. One I'd been dying to get my hands on: Artful Blogging, the new magazine from the folks who do Somerset Studio. I love, love, love their magazines (especially Somerset Studio and the new Somerset Life), and I had a feeling this new blog-centered magazine would give me some great ideas for improving this blog. It already has.
I know some fellow bloggers are readers of Tea With Friends, so I wanted to be sure to mention this magazine since it's so full of blogger inspiration. And one of my favorite stories mentions a "virtual tea party" staged by one blogger. We might just have to try that on this blog someday. I'll host a "live" tea for friends, post pictures on the web, and wherever you may be, you can have a small or large tea party of your own and post the pics. But for today, I am just going to be catching my breath a little, no doubt strengthened by cups and cups of tea.