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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Eye of the Beholder

I'm going to make this post a bit more personal.

While my discovery of the online scrapbooking world has generally been a good thing, there is one really big downside--now I have an audience, and can end up basing my work on what other people think.

This has highs and lows--there's something amazing about seeing all those happy comments for your layout. But I just posted 3 layouts and there has been no response--not one--and it sucks. And while I get that in the end I have the pages and I have to like them, it doesn't always make me feel better.

I'll try to update later today (after I've baked challah, mini apple pies, and cooked a lot of other stuff:) ) when I'm sure I'll be in a better mood.

Meanwhile, any thoughts about navigating your own style + the industry?


  1. Hey! Just found your blog through SC.

    It is totally easy to get wound up in what people think of your work. I used to get really concerned with the number of comments I got and how many people "knew" my stuff. But when it comes down to it, in 20 years, you won't remember the comments people left, you'll have a collection of awesome pages to remember your life by.

    Just keep scrapping for you. If you haven't found your "style," just give it some time - it'll come when you least expect it.

    As far as the industry goes...sheesh, we could talk for hours on that ;)

  2. Thanks for this reminder, Stephanie--I need to remind myself sometimes that I have love it and that's all that matters.

    Whenever you want to talk about the industry, I'm game:)

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