For now this page is simply a list of links to my other blogs, but later I’ll add other links to websites and blogs that I think are important to the topics covered by Swatches Yarns and Frogs.
NOTE: For now, a few of these blogs are currently under construction or reconstruction, so if you visit, they may seem unfinished. Still, feel free to look around, and come back, because I hope they’ll soon be completed, and active with regular new posts. Thanks for your patience!
Links to Barbara’s other blogs:
Mystery of a Shrinking Violet focuses primarily on books I read, writing (mostly fiction writing), books about writing, and some writing niches I’m currently interested in. I’m an introvert with a tendency toward shyness, thus the name. This blog is an update and refresh of an older blog by the same name that I kept regularly between mid-2004 and and the end of 2009. The new version of MSV will gradually recover some older posts as well that I find relevant, once I’ve updated them or checked for obsolete or broken links. Those will be backdated or revised to post as new articles. I’ll decide that on a case by case basis. In the mean time I’ll focus on books I’m reading now, as well as on thoughts about writing as a craft and a lifestyle. But the primary focus will be on books.
The Journal Project is a new blog that will focus on journaling in all forms, from the most personal type of journaling one might want to do, on paper or digitally, as well as visual journaling, to bullet journals that are mainly planners. It will also cover the memoir, which generally is a result of journaling, or itself a very public personal journal. I’ll cover blogs as well, since they’re another sort of public journal. People have kept commonplace books and various other types of journals since writing began, so there’s a lot to cover. I’ve personally kept journals since I was a teen, and I’m now in my mid-60s, so that’s a lot of time working with them. I’ve read quite a bit about journaling as a practice, and now I want to do some exploring of this vast topic by way of The Journal Project blog.
Spirit Blooms is a blog I started in 2005 as a place to study the Tarot, to post some of my poetry, and to blog about various interests that didn’t seem to quite fit my author/writing blog. Some of what’s there will seem dated, and some of it is more personal than you’ll find on my newer, more topic-focused blogs. I’ve learned a lot since then! But it still holds a place in my heart, and if you wish to visit it, you are most welcome.