Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ch-Ch-Changes...

Y'all, I'm going to be honest, this is a long one so you better take a potty break now cause I'm not stopping later so you can go. lol ;)

First of all, I hope you have been having a great week so far! Things are going well on my end (Toot is finally feeling 100%, WOO HOO!) and I've been working my booty off on a new project that I hope y'all will all enjoy! And here it is:

Time for a little (huge) announcement! :D

When I first started this blog (originally called "Katamommy Damacy") it was to have a place where I could talk about things that I felt didn't fit with my video game blog. My aim was to create a blog where I could talk about Toot (then about 3 months old) and being a gaming parent. I think it was within a couple of weeks to maybe a month after that that I really stepped up my scrapbooking and it was at that point that Katamommy Damacy morphed into more of a scrapbooking and crafty blog (which was when I met most of you fine folk :D).

Once I got a few regular readers (bless you!) I decided that my name didn't fit with the theme of the blog and thus "Just Add Glitter and Stir" was born along with a new look to incorporate my craftiness, my life as a stay at home mom and my love of vintage/retro. Then began my attempt to straddle the proverbial blogging fence as it were and write posts for my fabulous crafty friends as well as my new found amazing vintage buddies.

Which worked for a while but lately I've been feeling like instead of including everyone I've satisfied nobody. lol My purpose and greatest desire is to make anyone that visits this blog feel like I am speaking to them specifically, I want them (that's you) to know that I value their time spent with me and look forward to each and every comment left behind. I fully admit to trying my best to write amusing posts to bring a smile to your beautiful faces, to entertain you. I would hope that people look forward to visiting my blog as all of the time and work spent in running it is all for you, my dear readers.

"Maggi, what the heck are you trying to say?! Get on with it!"

I'm getting there! I'm getting there!

All that to say, the #1 blogging rule is this: Know your audience. So far I've been trying to serve two audiences: The Crafty and The Vintage. I'm starting to think that it's just not working as well as I would like SO I have come up with a solution that I am SUPER excited about and I hope you'll feel the same way!

Presenting...




Yes, I've started a new blog devoted entirely to my passion for everything vintage called Circle 7-2099.

"But Maggi, what does this mean?!?!"

Simply this: I will be posting the same amount as I do now. The only difference is that if it pertains to my personal life (i.e.-Toot) and anything crafty, I will post it here at Just Add Glitter and Stir. If it pertains to anything vintage (including my family vault pictures), it will get posted at Circle 7-2099. Clear as mud right? lol

"But Maggi, what does this mean to me?!?!"

Well, if you have a vintage blog that I have linked in my blog list, you will be moved over to Circle 7-2099. If you have a personal or crafty type blog, your link will stay here. I will still visit all of you like I do now and whenever you see a comment from me, it will still say "Maggi". The only difference is that now you have a choice of where you'd like to meet up with me. :D

If you would prefer to keep up with my crafty adventures (or just want to see Toot) visit me here or if you would rather kick it "old school" (haha) then visit me at Circle 7-2099. Now, you are more than welcome to visit me in both places! lol But I know that visitin' time is valuable and now you have your pick of the posts as it were. lol

This change is effective immediately and I've been working hard to get Circle 7-2099 up and running so go check it out and please let me know what you think!!! And if you would like to follow me at Circle 7-2099 I would so appreciate it! :D (If you follow me on Twitter, that won't change, I'll use the one account to give updates on both blogs.)

Whew...I think that about covers it! LOL

Thank you so much for spending your time with me, whether it ends up being here or at Circle 7-2099. I appreciate each and every one of you, your lovely comments and your wonderful blogs!

27 comments:

  1. Oh Maggi, I'm so excited about your new blog and I love the layout and the name...you are so clever! I can't wait to see all of the fabulousness that you create at Circle 7-2099.

    For the record, I have been a faithful follower of yours here and I don't have a scrapping bone in my body...I adore your talent but most of all I adore your wit, sense of humor and each visit here is a complete joy for me.

    I'm happy to get a double dose of the fabulous Maggi!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  2. I thought you had been a little quiet on the blogging side of things lately...can't wait to pop over!

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  3. Maggi, girl you have been working your booty off haven't you! I am excited for you and of course I have to follow both because I LOVE your craftiness and I love reading about your family photos and all of your old finds! Your so funny and I look forward to reading your blog everyday! We could SO be sisters!!!! Good luck friend:)

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  4. Wowee...you're a busy girl.
    I can never get enough pics of Toot! :)

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  5. Well I know I will still be linked here! I will check out both though but I am the crafty friend!

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  6. eeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!! DOUBLE the MAGGI!!!! This makes me :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. Oh no! I am not listed in your blog friends anymore! Bummer!

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  8. Good luck dear! I think it's great that you've decided how you want to blog...I'll probably read both.:)

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  9. Oh, how wonderful! I'm on my way to check out the new place now. :)

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  10. Oh honey, busy girl for sure! I just adore the new header, so cool.

    I love vintage, but I love Toot as well..so I'll be all over the place he he.
    xxx

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  11. I'll see you at both places... congrats on your new blog!

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  12. Well you know I always love to hear about Toot.And everybody that knows me ...know that i don't like to change, cause I get confused.So I will be mainly staying here.But...I also love the vintage and the new name,so you will proably see me there sometimes too.
    Love your new outlook on things Dear.
    I want to wish you the merriest Christmas and May God Bless you.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

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  13. Yay double the fun!!!! I love that you are doing both of these!!!

    Have a great day!!!

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  14. Wow - double the pleasure! You are going to be one busy lady. More delightful reads from you - what could be better!!!
    Have a lovely day,
    Theresa :)

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  15. I ame to visit cuz the name intriqued and wow, you are one organized Blogger. Impressive for sure!

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  16. I can not wait! I think your Blog is absolutely spectacular, always such a pleasure to visit and read!:-)))

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  17. I totally understand where you're coming from. Good luck with it. I'll definitely be checking out your new blog. Cheers!

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  18. Congratulations on your epiphany! I don't know where you get your energy, but I applaud you! I'll definitely add the new blog to my list!

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  19. Wow what a commitment! 2 blogs! I'm excited to see it right now! good luck and thanks for all your sweet comments. I love your level of appreciation and it keeps me inspired.

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  20. CONGRATS on the new blog, that is exciting! I will have to pop over and have a look! Oh and Maggie I did get your addy and it will go out in the mail right away, sorry I was a little slow going through my inbox.

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  21. I can never keep up with you! lol!

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  22. Found your blog from Shannon's--it looks really good!

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  23. You should how to throughly explain a blog addition without any loopholes something that takes talent because if you leave out one little detail people (like me) can easily get confused.

    I got it.

    Tom Bailey

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  24. Giant congrats on your amazingly lovely new blog, Maggi! I'm so excited for all the wondrous vintage delights I know you're going to share with us there!!!

    Tons of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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