Wow, can’t believe I’m actually doing this! I never thought I’d have my own blog. I didn’t really think I’d have anything interesting to say. But the cardmaking industry is just so supportive and encouraging, it gave me the courage to, as Nike says, just do it!
This is not an exaggeration, but I haven’t met a single person on my Instagram profile that I have for cardmaking, who was negative or discouraging in any way. I follow a number of people in other industries, and I’ve noticed so many negative comments on their posts, it amazes me that I’ve never seen it happen on any cardmakers’ posts. I’m so happy to have come across this industry and have made it a hobby!
It’s interesting that I talk about the cardmaking industry being so encouraging and everything, but it took me a year to get this blog started. I actually thought of making my own blog sometime last year (a few months into cardmaking). And I created this WordPress account a few months ago. But it’s been in a hidden state until now.
I’m not sure. Maybe I still have a fear of failure when it comes to either starting my own blog or a YouTube channel. Thoughts like:
- What if no one comes to visit?
- What if no one cares about what I have to say?
- What if someone says something hurtful?
…clouded my mind and judgment. But then I remembered why I started making cards. Apart from how fun it is, what I like about cardmaking is the joy and pleasure it brings to the recipients. I made so many friends on Instagram from all over the world and I’ve sent out some cards to such friends who I’ve never even met in person, or to those I don’t even know. Even donating cards to card drives (not knowing who they’re actually going to) brought me so much happiness that I figured, hey, I’m just going to continue to do my thing. If people read my posts and it brings a smile to their faces, then that’s great! If not, I guess it’ll be a “diary” kind of a thing that I can read when I’m bored or retired or old or something. LOL!
You know, as I’m writing this post, I noticed that “cardmaking” isn’t considered an actual word. It has the squiggly red line below it. We gotta work on getting this word added to the dictionary, man! Cardmaking is a real thing, people! LOL!
Anyway, thank you SO much for visiting and/or following me (on Instagram or over here) and/or just being sweet and caring and encouraging and supportive and totally awesome! 🙂 I love you guys! (And I mean that in a non-gender specific kinda way) 🙂