Paper Dolls for Boys

Raising 2 crafty boys and thrifting every chance I get.

tag April 22, 2008

Filed under: Random Bits — twlowenstein @ 9:13 am
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Lacey at Rusted Buttons tagged me with my first meme! I was more excited than I should admit.

Taken on a college road trip, good times.

1. Why did you start your blog?

I’ve been reading craft/mommy blogs for a long time and itching to play. I only recently got the computer power to allow me to join in. Initially I was hoping to keep it up for a year and then get it printed as a book. The kind of journal I’ve failed to maintain offline. That’s changed a little for me since I started (a whopping 24 posts ago). I freaked out about having identifiable photos of my boys, heard one too many “creepy” stories so I made many of the posts private and am trying to be more careful of the photos I post of the kids. It’s evolved to be more of an ode to thrift and a way for me to try and take better photographs. It’s also a fun way to express some creative energy when I’m too tired at the end of the day to craft. An unexpected outcome of starting this blog is the connections I’ve made with other bloggers, the friends/family I already have, and folks in my neighborhood (Charlie from the Ultimate Thrift Garage, gave me a huge hug last time I went in and said, “This is the girl that put me on the computer!” He would also like you to know they are open 4 days and not 3 like I previously reported).

2. How did you come up with your blog name?
I was googling paper dolls for boys looking for something fun for my son who at the time was really into his Knight paper dolls. After I typed it, it just seemed right.
3. Do your friends & family know about your blog & what do they think?
I used to be big into Get Crafty and I used the name Selah instead of my own. I wanted it to be my own little secret world and I enjoyed it for a long time. But when I started Paper Dolls for Boys I figured if I had the guts to send random crap out into the internet I should have the guts to use my own name. But I remember nervously pushing the SEND button which announced it to family and friends. I haven’t heard from a lot of them (oh hai, losers lurkers) but my mom thinks I’m pretty darn SUPER!
4. How do you write posts?
I was thinking of going Agent Dale Cooper style and getting a little talk recorder but even that is a bit too technologically advanced for me. So I’m going to stick with a pencil and the backs of envelops while I’m sitting in the car waiting for school to let out.
5. Have you ever had a troll or had to delete unkind comments?
No, my mom pretty much keeps it in check. She saves her zings for the phone (just kidding mom, you save your best zings for the tennis court!).
6. Do you check your stats or care how many people read your blog. If you care how do you increase traffic.
Hell yeah, I check it obsessively. I’m the kind of person who gets a cough and then googles cough to torture myself with the worst case scenarios. If there is information out there, I’m going to use it to drive myself crazy.
Part of the deal is I now pass this along. I’m tagging Thrift Store Adventures because a) I think he might find it annoying and b) we haven’t heard enough from him lately.
Megin over at Interstices because she’s a smarty and she’s bringing her lovely family over for dinner/game night!
Pondering Ponteuf because she makes the funkiest boys board shorts around. Check out her Etsy shop!

5 Responses to “tag”

  1. melissa s. Says:

    I think the little tape recorder would be fun! Very special secret agent style of you!

  2. megin Says:

    Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!!!! I’ve never been tagged. (blushes). And “smarty?” You are too too good to me.

  3. Paige Says:

    Love the “good times” picture! Too funny.

  4. Kathy Says:

    Ouch, that loser/lurker comment hurt! You’re lucky that my mom has trained me well in responding to guilt trips. Seriously, I love the site. As usual, you’re outdoing yourself! Hope you guys are having a good week!

  5. kindra Says:

    that photo is incredible! where is this fine creature located??
    i love her!

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