11 April 2013

am a fan


am a fan of instagram. i didn't get it before. now i do. #callmeasocialmediaslowpoke. i plan on making an Artifact Uprising photo album. instagram is the perfect lazy-person scrapbook.

am a fan of string cheese. with apples. or alone and in my purse all day, a little smushed.

am a fan of spring rain. it's so refreshing and is making our lawn soo green.

am a fan of OPI gargantuan green grape. the perfect mint hue for nails.

am a fan of old navy v-neck tees. i live in them.

am a fan of fabulous envelopes. i love a grid design.

am a fan of these pretty necklaces. i hope to meet kersey this week at bijou market!!

am a fan of these maypole colorful felt balls and the darling girl behind them. yay, aubry. (i met her and some other very talented ladies at an intimate crafter mama meet n' greet the other night. thanks to michelle of twig for the invite! lets do it again soon!)

am a fan of the gallery wall. dan has given me the go-ahead to let me have-at-it in my kitchen. am hoping for something lovely like this little pinspiration.

am a fan of all the darling illustrations found in the little low studio shop. this adventurers print would be perfect for my family of little adventuresome men.

am a fan of hunkering down to fold laundry. am thinking i'll be ordering something from amazon prime to make it a night. any good movie suggestions?!!

am a fan of creative collaboration projects. i am so grateful for you awesome incredible people (mostly all women!!) that i get to work alongside with. seriously, i pinch myself. i love brainstorming big things together.

am a fan of this tea boy's plaid button down. if i could justify hanging another one in their closet, it would be mine.

am a fan of family bike rides.


p.s. my brother and i had a little discussion about blogs the other day. i wonder.. is blogging dead? are we on the way out, especially due to google reader going away for good!?! are you still out there? if so, say a little hello in the comments. perhaps it's just the device you read it on is too cumbersome to comment?! anyway, just a bitty experiment!



109 comments:

holtkamp said...

still here! :) i never use google reader anyway.

Janelle Shultz said...

i was trying bloglovin but decided the format wasn't for me. ali edwards had a blog post this week about this very subject...i'm trying "feedly" via her recomendations & love it so far. and you can import all your blogs easily w/ one click. man i'm going to miss google reader!

Denise V. said...

Still here! Loved Google Reader, love blogs. Will find another reader and keep on reading!

allison said...

I am definitely still here! I would be so sad if the blog is dead. My blog is merely asleep, but I start my day reading blogs! I hope you don't go anywhere.

Rosie said...

I'm here and reading (although searching for an alternative to Reader like everyone else). It's awkward to comment on an iPhone. But I love your blog - it's one of the handful I kept when I whittled down my reading list.

kristi said...

i'm still herein tennessee! i love your blog. never used google reader anyway.

Melanie said...

Yes, still reading and enjoying!!

Mary said...

I am a fan of your blog :) I have never left a comment though because I read everything in reader. I'm sad that's going away. Your blog is great!

Lizzy C said...

Helloooo! I dont fully understand the whole Google reader thing, but i will be so sad if i cant follow my favourite blogs anymore! X

Miranda said...

I hesitate to think that blogging is dead, especially since I had this exact same conversation with a good friend of mine over three years ago and here we are. I definitely think that the bar has been raised for anyone who wants to make money or be a real presence in the blog world, and we might not have quite as many people jumping on the monetized blog bandwagon, but we'll always have people documenting their memories and sharing their experiences with others.

Anyway, here I am! Obviously. :)

Elise said...

I am still here and will always be, you are one of my favorites Marta. I've wondered the same thing, it seems like family and friends are blogging less and less, sad, because I still love it!

Rachel said...

am a fan of your blog! (Not sure how to keep up once google reader goes, but I'll find a way!)

Jennifer Lange said...

No worries, Marta. We're all still here with you! I think it'll be a sad day if the blogs ever die. I hope it doesn't come anytime soon!

The Dragonfly said...

Been a fan for years. Still here. Still reading, just now in Feedly. Not going anywhere, so stick around, will ya?

EliseBlaha said...

Love that you're on Instagram. And I think blogs are here to stay. Hate commenting via iPad though. ;)

ellen said...

still here. still blogging. still loving your blog.

Ryan and Sara said...

Hi! :) I never used Google Reader, either. :) I also am a fan of family bike rides and instagram.

Alyssa said...

I love your blog and mainly just lurk all the time. :)

theideaowl said...

Hello, I dont use google reader I follow you through my favourites list on my laptop :) Huge fan of your blog and have been for years but I've never commented :)

Tanya said...

I sure hope blogging isn't dead/dying, I enjoy it myself and I love reading other blogs. I don't use Google Reader either, just bookmark my faves and add them to my sidebars.

Heather said...

I really enjoy reading blogs but rarely comment. I am still using my google reader, I will hopefully find a replacement when it comes to an end.

Lily said...

coming out of the woodwork to say i'm here! but i'm not on instagram or twitter, so maybe i am waaaayy behind the times. i'll miss google reader, but am finding feedly as a good substitute.

Anonymous said...

I check in daily. Love your blog! I also bookmark my favorite blogs & don't go through GoogleReader. I don't do Instagram (yet), Facebook or Twitter. Just an old-fashioned gal...

Shar

Anonymous said...

Still here. Reading! Trying to follow you on Instagram (daisy81198) :) hope you'll accept my request!

deborah L said...

Still here. Didn't use Google reader. Thanks for your blog!

Ellieboo said...

Im a regular reader but not such a regular commenter (me bad) and will miss google reader but that wont deter me from reading my favourite blogs

Alex said...

I've been reading your blog for years (!) but seldom comment on any of the blogs I read. It's partly because I use google reader and would have to click over, etc. I'm really bummed about reader going away, but I will keep reading (and maybe try Feedly instead)!

Jamie said...

I'm a longtime reader....and am still here.

I've also wondered lately if blogging is on the way out. I'll miss it if it is, but I also find myself blogging less and less often and am noticing others doing the same.

debby said...

i think that certain aspects of blogging are going to change over the next few years. i know that i've seen myself blog much less (i mostly just blog for family) now that i am on instagram (which i love and am trying to convert all of my family and friends to). i think that pinterest has taken a lot of the blogging-about-products down a notch, and there are probably other social media sites that will continue to change how we think about blogging.

but. i love reading the writing on great blogs (such as yours), and i don't see that changing any time soon. so, i'll be sticking around.

i'm using feedly now.

Cathy said...

Have been here for a while and will be as long as you are. I love reading you. Blogs are not dead.

Jones Family said...

I love reading your blog! I'm an infrequent commenter. Ok, like... never. But I so enjoy your recipes, insights on motherhood, great ideas and beautiful designs. Thanks for sharing!

Hillary said...

Still here! And your blog is one of the only ones I truly enjoy. It's uplifting and so real and never makes me feel bad about my own life (as some other blogs are naturally prone to comparison).

Mary said...

Long live blogging! I've moved on to feedly pretty seamlessly. Yours has stayed on my list for a long time.

Renee said...

Of course we're till here!!! I read on Feedly anyway... so much better than Google Reader ever was!

Julia at Calm Cradle said...

Still here and loving your blog!

Jamie Allen said...

i am in love with your blog. i would miss my five faves if blogs went out of style.

.:kj:. said...

still here! switched from google reader (RIP) to feedly. keep writing!

Melinda said...

Still here even if I never comment much because I read mostly on my iPhone. :)

Melissa said...

I'm still reading blogs and posting on mine. I am averaging a comment a month right now, and I blog several times a week. It's discouraging, but I blog for journaling purposes and print my blog into books at the end of the year. I try not to get discouraged by the lack of comments. My family reads my blog, but if anyone else does, I don't know. My family gets my blog update through email, and most don't know how to comment, so they don't. I have been commenting less, but I'm still reading. I wonder why people don't comment? Maybe they don't know how or it takes too much time? Your blog's design makes me happy, and your posts are always cute. I read your blog for inspiration. And it's fun that I know you too. :D

Melissa said...

I probably should have clarified that my readers are friends and family. What probably disappoints the most is that you would think friends and family would want to comment, right? I just looked at my blog again after the post I left, and my cute sister went and posted on all my recent entries. She's an accountant and pretty busy right now. She and I are each other's blog commenters even if no one is out there. She's a keeper. :D

Rachel said...

I had the same reaction when Google announced Reader was being retired (is blogging dead?!). And Instagram really is a good replacement for the "commenting" community, in many ways. As Pinterest is a great way to share favorites.

The pace of blogging has changed, but I still really love my blogs. I find inspiration and a little bit of human connection in doses that fit my life. So I hope love of the medium (blogging) wins out and content creators that I like (like you!) stick around. I think there's always room for good content.

Sarah B said...

gosh, I hope blogging isn't a dying art form. I love each and every one of the blogs I follow. I wanted to curl up in a ball and cry when I heard Google Reader was on the way out (and p.s. - GIANT thank you for not truncating your posts). I just switched to Feedly on my computer & my phone and I love it.

Ashley@MarriedLane said...

Still reading from google reader until they tear it from my cyber hands... :) I tried bloglovin' but just don't like it. I'm going to check out feedly! :) Either way I'll still be following!

Caity said...

I'm still here, but yes, annoyed that google reader is going away. In fact, it already seems to have go away from me a few months early.

The Schoonmakers said...

Still here! Still reading! Still feeling inspired!

Christine said...

Still here! I use Google Reader every day and am at a loss for what to do when it's gone!

Melissa Allam said...

I haven't blogged in about a year but I still love reading them, including yours. You should try the new Feedly reader. You can transfer all your google stuff over to that. I like it even better than the old google reader. Much more options in how you would like to set it up and read it.

Amanda said...

Still here! Reading and blogging!

I was sad to hear that Google Reader is leaving, but think I'll be giving Feedly a try; I've heard good things!

heather said...

Hello from a frequent reader, but infrequent commenter : )

Suzie said...

although my blogging mojo has bit the dust, I sure appreciate others that are keepin' on!

Thanks for your thoughtful posts all these years. Loved watching you become a mama. You're a good one!

Julie said...

Still here! I love your blog and would love to hear more from you.

{natalie} said...

I'm still here and I still love your blog.

Yes, I do hate commenting on my phone and then I forget to go back and comment on the computer.

Instagram filled my blogging spot. My I miss my blog too.

tarable said...

still here...

am a fan of you!

Lindy said...

Movie recommendation:
"the well-digger's daughter", a french movie--it's clean and sweet
(on netflix...not sure about amazon)

Travelin'Oma said...

I just left a long comment and it didn't post! Maybe I'm a robot.

Johanna said...

Hello hello hello! Still here after 4 years of reading your blog :)
I'm curious to know about some of your favourite clothing places that sell online (and to Canadians)

cranny + me said...

hey, hey! Love reading your posts, Marta. I personally think blogging is alive and well!

Eeny said...

i am still here.
and i am still a fan.

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

I'm still here, Marta! I agree with the commenters that some form of blogs are dead or dying, but I don't think it's time yet to declare all blogs are dead, and I hope you don't end yours any time soon!

I read blogs in Google Reader and click over to comment when I feel compelled. I have noticed a significant decline in commenting by myself and others on my own blog over the last year. That can make the writer feel no one's reading anymore, but as you see from the response here, we're all still reading ;)

BusyB said...

Yep, we are still here and reading. Feedlot, hmm..I'll look at that.

Sandy said...

I'm another fan of your blog. Always enjoy reading what you have to say!

amy said...

still here.
still reading
still a fan!

Anonymous said...

Me too! Still here :) I think you are a darling Marta! (...and what's Google reader? ;)

Heather said...

Oh, I'm definitely still out there reading all my favorite blogs every day. I've been reading yours since before you had Benji and have no intention of stopping.

I haven't ever used google reader.

Love ya Marta!

Audrey said...

Dead? I really don't believe so. I never used Google Reader so no big deal here.

Jennifer said...

I don't read as many blogs as I used to, but I still check your blog regularly!

Jenna H-S said...

Love your blog, Marta!

rachel swartley said...

I don't think blogs are dead! I still read quite a few blogs and post on my own when I find the time.

I do most of my blog reading on my iPhone or iPad while I'm nursing my baby, and it feels so laborious to comment via a mobile device... so often I don't.

Artifact Uprising said...

thank you Marta for your kind words! We're so grateful (and pretty darn excited to continue following your words on your blog - such a beautifully curated collection of awesome.) cheers!

Anonymous said...

am a fan of marta writes.... Thank you for continuing to post.

Crystal said...

Oh, I'm still here! I have found less time for blogging lately as I play with IG and all the other things my phone can do - and as I live a wonderfully full life. I still like to visit around the web and see what the bloggers are up to. Please don't stop! And I'm glad you've joined the IG fun :)

Vanessa Rae said...

Hi Marta, sometimes I wonder the same thing but I've just since decided to get back out there after a really long hiatus. I had to check my intentions at the door before I walked on thru. And you must keep showing up because how else would we know how Marta and her family are doing and all the goings-on of your mind:) Remember, it's all about heart and a sense of community, both of which you provide here. Keep writing Marta...

xx, Vanessa Rae

Stephanie Shepherd said...

I'm still reading! :)

acmiller said...

Still reading! You're one of my favorites! I'm a fan of breezing through series on Netflix: Call the Midwife, Psych, The West Wing. Plenty of laundry-folding enjoyment. Also a big fan of string cheese :)

Anonymous said...

blogging dead?! say it isn't so?? I just am getting into it? I know, late to the party. LOVE your blog, marta - it's a ray of sunshine. Enjoying your words and those special babies :) keep writing!
ps. what's google reader?

Michelle @ Twig said...

Wish I would have seen you at Bijou this weekend! It was such a highlight for me to get to hang with you for a bit at our little gathering...after all these years, finally! You were just like an old friend, so funny, charming, and easy going. Everyone loved you!

Terri said...

Honestly, I think it is on it's way out. Other forms of social media seem to be taking over. I will always keep reading your blog, though. I love it.

Kelly said...

Still here!

Kearl said...

Feedly is just as giod as Google Reader and everythu ng transfers right over.

Kerry June said...

i'm still here! i hope blogging isn't dead. i'll be so sad if it is

Annie said...

I'm here! I read, and I hope that blogging isn't dead because I still do it and read blogs and the whole shebang.

Anonymous said...

I'm here. Love your blog! Thanks!

Brenna said...

Still reading!!

Susan Rain n Roses said...

Bloglovin rescued my blogs from Google Reader...just today! It exported all the blogs even though I could no longer read them.. So thankful.

Krista said...

Definitely still here! Call me old school, but I've always just typed in the blog I want to read (my browser fills in the url after like 2 letters anyway..). Plus, then I can prioritize my favorite blogs and get to the others when I have more time :)

Lauren said...

I'm still reading!

brooke said...

Still here but I have very little desire to blog anymore..love Instagram so much more!

Deardeedle said...

Hello :) I love my blog reading time on Sunday mornings so I hope everyone doesn't quit!

rachel said...

Still here!!! I use google reader, so I don't comment very often. Sad but true. And I'd be very sad if blogs were dead ... especially yours!

carla thorup said...

viva blogs! and real life parties ;)

can't wait for next time (and i'm so glad you're on insta!)

jennifer's little things said...

Not sure what I'd do without blogs to read! I've been following you for a couple of years and I hope you'll be sticking around. I'm not a big commenter but I'm a fan, for sure!

tawnya said...

Not dead. Just morphing!

Anonymous said...

never comment...always read!

Lesa said...

still reading!

LMT said...

I'm still here :-) I do think it is loosing its steam, the whole blogging world. I have my hand full of favorites that will not be lost to me when google reader goes and yours is one!

Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

love your am a fan post - they are my favs! thank you for blogging!

movie idea: return to me (written by bonnie hunt)

Amy said...

"We are here! We are here!"

It's always a pleasure "dropping by."

Anonymous said...

I have a few faves that I read regularly, yours being one of them! Love your creativity and your devotion to family. I am also a blogger, but only write as a way to journal and to help out-of-towners stay connected to our family.

crismuar6 said...

I'm a fan and a regular reader of your blog! Just love it! I'm trying to follow you on Instagram, hope you'll accept!
(crismuar6)

Christine said...

am a fan of yours ;)

Rachel said...

Love your writing! I never comment on most blogs I read... Largely in part because I read them on my phone in google reader and it isn't easy to do so. But I won't stop reading just because google reader stops. I plan on using a new reader.

Madeline said...

I started my blog www.thelittledecorator.blogspot.com last summer and intend to keep it up. Even if some say blogging is dead (this is the first I have heard about it!), blogging is for me, not readers. Writing lengthy posts to myself, making note of pictures I love, and practicing my photography are all blessings of blogging. Even if no one ever commented (they rarely do), I will keep it up until I find something much more important to do or Blogger kicks me off and shuts down my blog because blogs are "so old-fashioned"; fortunately, I don't believe they are yet, but that may just be me. Send me a comment on www.thelittledecorator.blogspot.com if you have any more thoughts on the subject.

dandee said...

I'm here, I'm here! It just takes me a while to comment these days. Always love reading what you have to say, sweet Marta. xo

Whit Watts said...

i know i'm a little late, but i love, love your blog. it's one of the few that i really try to keep up on. you're always inspiring and uplifting and make for a happy day! keep it up!

Jen said...

Love your blog Marta! You are a refreshing voice and an inspiration sister!

summer said...

Still here!!! Just late to the party. And grieving google reader. And wondering about the vitality of my own blog. And totally loving that my girl mart is on instagram.

Anonymous said...

Reading. I have never heard of google reader. Enjoy your blog. And your beautiful writing.

Haley said...

Always love checking in on your blog! Thanks for writing!

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