Thursday, July 19, 2012

This blog is like a box of chocolates.....

you never know what you are going to get.  I was going to insert a photo of a box of chocolates here, but I couldn't find any cute enough non-copyrighted ones online, so here's a random photo I took myself:

This is my State of the Blog post now that it's been up a little over a month. When I started this blog a little over a month ago, I didn't know how to do anything.  Luckily, Blogger makes it pretty simple but there was still a learning curve. Picking the name "what arabella did" alone took hours!  I now know how to add videos, I added a badge and have listed my blog in Technorati, and BlogCatalog.  Things I hope to improve in the next month or so: Posting more writing, improving the layout of the blog and adding more local Roseville features here. 

I know there are organized people out there that have multiple blogs for different topics but I don't see myself having the discipline and time to do that. So be forewarned -this blog may include but will not be limited to the following: 

parenting / Arabella stories, photos and photojournaling of what we did / thoughts about being a work-at-home mom / Keith's thoughts about being a stay-at-home dad (still twisting his arm for a blog post) / my zany plans to lose weight / my zany plans to improve productivity at work / what I'm doing to make my blog pretty and get people to read it / general self improvement / crafts / cooking / life in Roseville / book reviews / news items I found interesting / tech gadgets / rants / unsolicited relationship advice / how-to tutorials / podcasts I like / digital scrapbooking / self-improvement / home decorating / arts & crafts / a lot more I can't think of right now.  

Thanks for checking in with Arabella and me here at our corner of the blogosphere!!  We love to hear from everyone that is reading the blog so please leave us comments. 


  1. I need you to show me those things. And from what you want to put up you sound cool, Wish I had the time for all that!

  2. The above was by Mary!

  3. Mary who? This is a very popular blog, you will have to be more specific.
    Just kidding! Do you mean you need me to show you those things so you can reactivate your blog? We can be mommy bloggers together!

  4. Hi Gretchen & Arabella, Thanks for taking the time to learn how to create a super duper great blog like this. Good luck with learning more about the logistics of making your blog a completely creative, interesting and fun blog. I can't wait to see all of your new additions about our town, Roseville and other new and informative postings. You know I live for reading a new story from Arabella!!

    Love, Grandma Susan