Today is the 30 Days of Lists Blog Hop! While we’re waiting for the listing to begin September 1, Kam and Amy challenged newsletter subscribers to pick a list from the March 2011 30 Days of Lists. Ever the overachiever, I picked three.
I love doing 30 consecutive lists bi-yearly during the challenge, because it’s fun, the community is amazing (#30Lists is the thread that ties together most of my online friends), and the exercise paints a really clear picture of who I am at the time. However, I also think that the lists are fantastic the other 10 months of the year too: individual lists are a great way to enhance my memory keeping by getting me to think about how to journal from a different perspective. The lists I’m sharing today are all in Project Life spreads (which I’ll be sharing Friday) and were used to document a little more in-depth with a list.
For this first photo, instead of just writing “I was working on my blog this week,” I chose an accompanying list entitled blog goals. That list was perfect for this!
- reorganize categories
- delete / move non-relevant posts to drafts
- switch to cleaner site
- make landing pages
For this photo of my kids, instead of writing about how they’re into playing dress-up (which I’ve documented before), I chose the list Things you are good at. This list could be interpreted as “things I am good at” for a personal spin, but I wanted to use the list to show the kids’ relationship:
- finding games to play together
- sharing your stuff
- letting me know if you need help working stuff out
- pancake eating
My family goes to Science City at least a few times a month, so a simple “we went to Science City” is really unnecessary with the photos in my album by this point. Instead, I used the list prompt Things I love about ____ to document a few reasons I love the place:
- You can see a real paleontologist at work!
- It gets Jonas’s energy out when the weather sucks.
- It makes learning fun!
I love that these lists are a simple way to tell more story. I hope you’ll use them this way too! And here’s your chance–now it’s time for YOU to join in the blog hop. Here’s how:
1. Go to the (free) March 2011 30 Days of Lists site
2. Choose one of those list prompts
3. Create your list — on a post-it, digitally, art journal, however you like.
4. Post your list in a blog post
5. Link up your post so everyone can see it too!
You don’t have to be registered for the September 2014 #30Lists to participate in the blog hop, but if you are going to sign up for this round of the challenge, do it soon! The exclusive #30Lists digital kit designed by Alexandra Rae Designs is only available to those who sign up before September 1, so make sure you join in early! After you register, make sure to download it while it is still available. You can see how I made my base for this round with Allie’s digital kit and Project Life here!
P.S. I’m an ambassador for 30 Days of Lists, so I spread my love of the challenge in an official manner. You can see why I love #30Lists here, and I’m an affiliate so any purchases you make through these links supports the Nerd Nest!
I know that there are far too many exclamation points in this post but I can’t help it!!!! Now go check out the other posts on the hop.