Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blah Blah Blogging - Bricolage From the Outer Edge



     I am not, and never will be, an expert on the subject of blogging. In this blogosphere that I circumnavigate I am like Neptune: more than a non-planet such as Pluto but still orbiting along its outer edges.

     Even so, I’ve learned a few things about my blogging self since I began posting three years ago. I would not describe myself as a lifestyle blogger because I don’t regularly show you photos of the lovely cushions on my sofa or write about my children or chickens. I am not a cooking, crafting, decorating, fashion, art or travel blog even though I have posted about most of those things at one time or another. I have nothing to sell unless I work up the gumption to get one of those books I’ve written published. And this is, most likely, the closest I will ever get to social media.

     So, what am I?

     It seems to me that the mishmash I write about here at Nib’s End could be labeled bricolage. I create my posts from the scraps I have lying close to hand: a snowy day, a photograph, a book I read, a cake I make, a memory, a dream, a joy, a sunset or a loose thought that escapes. Many of you who blog, do the same. I love the whole idea of bricolage—the idea of creating something artistic out of a stash of little nothings. The artistry of the everyday fascinates me. I didn’t know there were so many interesting and creative people out there until I was introduced to them through blogging.

     So, even though I am akin to that big blue gasbag of a planet in the outer limits of our solar system, I am delighted to be even a small part of the bricolage bloggers that make up my world.




19 comments:

  1. you're posts are always special and original! all I can think to reply is, me too!

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    1. p.s. like the image you posted with it!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your fresh take on blogging with all of us!

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  3. It is a peek into your thoughts, a creative glance at the way you see something for a moment, a sneaking through your words enhanced by a picture and a most creative forum or designated space for your expression. Personally, I look forward to each & every one because all are inspiring and I get to kńow for a second a bit about your world.

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  4. Ah, most of us are just that, discovering and sharing life's surprises.

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  5. Ah, most of us are just that, discovering and sharing life's surprises.

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  6. Oh I LOVE LOVE bricolage. Hug B

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  7. Ah, the blogging world would be poorer without your bricolage, dear Dr End.

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  8. I finally accepted my low level of blogging expertise. Bricolage sounds wonderful to me. And I love that you say you are "pursuing a grace-filled life." That is what I like to read about.

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  9. Hello,

    We have discovered you through the labyrinth of the Blogosphere via our darling fellow blogger Mise. We see that you too are a devotee.

    What delicious Bricolage you serve in your delightful blog posts, clearly reflections and snippets from a highly creative and interesting life. It is wonderful that you cannot be 'categorised' in any way for that makes for so much more intrigue and interest. Indeed, as you write, it is the extraordinary glimpses of the everyday which makes for interest in life. A life lived less ordinarily seems like a very good life indeed to us.

    We have signed up as followers so that we do not lose touch!

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    1. I have seen many of your amusing comments trickled across the landscape and will always welcome your wit and humor here.

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  10. I too have found my way here from Mise's blog and am delighted to have found you. I enjoy reading blogs with various topics they make life so much more interesting. I will return, regularly I hope.

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    1. A pleasure to meet you. I will pop over to visit with you too.

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  11. I too must blame Mise, whom I suspect of being a virus, or a meme.

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    1. A viris, a meme--whatever it may be, you clever girls often have me laughing out loud and disrupting the proceedings.

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    2. Horrors. I meant virus not viris. Where is spellcheck when you need it? I would never, even in jest, call either of you a viris. Unthinkable.

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  12. Mise is very disruptive, it is true. I have often had to ban her from staff meetings because of the snickering.

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  13. I like this word for what I enjoy spending some spare time doing , "bricolage" .

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  14. I love that idea - it defies a label!

    It also made me think how we always want to name and classify everything so that it can be put in a box!

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