Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My name is Kathleen and I am a blog-a-holic

Hello and welcome to the Project of My Affection , the brain child of Pennie who has so kindly allowed her friends to guest post on this new blog. I have been thinking about this inaugural post of mine for quite some time. Months before I even knew it would exist. I have a little confession to make. . . I am a blog-a-holic. I am not sure when or how it started, but I know this statement is true. My friends know it is true because at least two out of every five sentences start with the phrase, today when I was reading *insert name of blog* I found out…*insert interesting tidbit*. I am lucky to have kind friends who humour my obsession (and sometimes maybe benefit a little from my findings - think Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Cobbler).

All of my favourite recipes were found on blogs, ninety percent of the crafts I have attempted were found on blogs. So it was really no surprise when I got engaged last year that almost every idea I have had for our wedding is an idea someone else has had before. None of that bums me out though. It just makes me more excited about blogging, because I am living proof that it works. Write about something you love or are proud of and I will copy you! As our friend Charles Caleb Colton once said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and I couldn’t agree more.

About two months into my blog addiction, I started to dream about writing my own blog. I longed to be witty and show pictures of my successes and failures as a budding chef, crafter, wedding coordinator, cyclist, and weight watcher, but I knew I lacked the most basic necessity for having a successful blog. Consistency. How I marvel at bloggers who can post everyday – some of them twice a day! How I envy their ability to be smart, witty, and creative 5-7 times a week. Even on the weeks that I may have accomplished 5 things that were noteworthy (a very rare occurrence I assure you), I felt quite certain that I would never be able to document them sufficiently. So I did what I often do. I talked myself out of it before I even started.

Enter Pennie and her Facebook status “Could this be you?!?!?! Searching for cool people who would like to blog about projects they are doing- both in the crafty/sewing department and the cooking department or any other project you would like to show off. Must be able to commit to the process. My friend Allison and I are looking for people to join...”

Before I knew it I had responded saying something similar to “Pick Me! Pick Me!” and lucky for me, they did! Here I am, ready to share the projects of my affection or maybe sometimes the topics or things of my affection one to two times a week. It may not always be witty, it may not always be successful, but it will always be from the heart.


  1. Yay! I'm super excited that you were shouting "Pick me, Pick me!" on my facebook as well! And I also have the habit of referring to blogs in conversation. So addicted!

  2. So much fun! And such a fantastic blog name--one of the best I've come across I'd say! Can't wait to add this to my morning blog roll reading. (well, if my life actually allowed me to have any kind of morning routine, but you know what I mean!!) This seems like a great group of crafty bakers--looking forward to some new ideas.