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To Blog Me or Not To Blog Me

Myth Tickle by Justin ThompsonI’ve been debating the age old question “To Blog Me or Not To Blog Me” as of late.  When Studio Scrapping was over at Blogger, it made sense to keep it a scrapbooking only blog.  I was using it for my Close To My Heart business, so I wanted to keep the focus on scrapbooking.  Yet, once I made the decision to purchase the amyulen domain, something happened in my mind.  I am so much more than a Close To My Heart Consultant.  My life’s focus isn’t being a business person.  I’m a teacher.  Period.  Honestly, that’s it.  I’m a teacher!  I love teaching people about the art of memory keeping.  I love to show them fun stamping techniques.  Yet, that’s not all.  I love teaching students, teachers, and other interested adults about Shakespeare!  I love incorporating technology into everything I do.  I love teaching online and am developing a new course over at Curious.  I love talking about young adult literature, Star Trek, scrapbooking, and Shakespeare.  Oh, have I mentioned those two already?  I have a scrapbook about how much I love ShakespeareNerd alert–I also have a scrapbook about all the Star Trek stars I’ve met and experiences I’ve had!  Did you know I was on an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise?

To Blog Me

That’s my answer.  I don’t have many followers, so if you come across this post, I would love to read your thoughts about it.  I’m totally okay with talking to myself as this is going to be my one-stop-memory-keeping-spot, but it is far more fun when it is a conversation.

Coming Soon To a Blog Near You

I’m going to start a list of the things I want to update/change/add:

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  • Add more categories to the blog to better represent my interests.
  • Blog more frequently about topics that interest me.
  • Update the My Story section to add information about me as a teacher, Shakespeare enthusiast, and Star Trek geek.
  • Convert Shakespeare High to a WordPress and add it to this site (I’ll still keep the Shakespeare High domain name!).
  • I’m sure I’ll think of more later, but this is plenty to get me started.  I only have a few weeks of summer left, so I better not waste time!


About Author

My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.


  • Heather Plotzke
    July 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I love it Amy! We read because we enjoy what you have to say, besides us crafting nerds need to stick together 🙂

    • Amy
      July 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks, Heather! I love being able to count on friends like you!

  • Wendy Roberson
    July 31, 2013 at 8:11 am

    You always have a great feel for the words, whatever you write about. Go forth and expand!

    • Amy
      July 31, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Thanks, Wendy! I appreciate the support!

  • Jenn Chevalier
    July 31, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I enjoy reading what you post. It’s fun to keep up with you this way. I am a lurker, though. Keep it up.

    • Amy
      July 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Thanks, Jenn! The three of us MUST get together before school starts! I can’t wait to hear about your new math venture.

  • Joe Parrino
    July 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    It is great! Your teaching is part of the reason why I do what I do now, so keep it up and keep inspiring!

    • Amy
      July 31, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Joe, I can’t even tell you what that means to me! Thank you!

  • Lori Robinett
    August 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Just ran across your blog – and love it! Can’t wait to browse your site more. Love running across other crafty nerds. :o) (and I am soooooo jealous . . . I love Enterprise!)

    • Amy
      August 16, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Lori, thanks for visiting my blog! I’m now following your blog and can’t wait to look at all your convention layouts. I’m going to the Star Trek Convention in Seattle next weekend. Any advice on how to get the stars to personalize the autographs?

      • Lori Robinett
        August 16, 2013 at 9:45 am

        Oh, I am so jealous!! I just told my hubs last night that I’d go to Seattle in a heartbeat if I had the extra money right now. Hmmmm . . . interested in getting a photo of Connor Trinneer autographed for me? All the stars I met at the con were very nice and offered to personalize. Be sure to take extra money with you, preferably $20s, for the actors in the vendor area willing to sign autographs. HAVE FUN!!!

        • Amy
          August 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

          Absolutely! Connor was so nice when I met him on the set of Enterprise! I can’t wait for him to autograph the photo of us together. I bet you could order the ticket online and then email it to me to print. Then you would just need to let me know the type of photo you want it on.


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