Monday, July 22, 2013

Moving In and Moving On

After giving it a lot of thought, I finally decided to re-organize my blogs. Well, it took me quite a while before I finally gave in to the idea of downsizing my blogs [I have 7 - 5 with its own domain and 2 under free hosting] and thinking of merging them into one single blog that I can manage well hopefully without guilt. Hmmmmm.... is that possible at all? Let's think positive for now, Okay?

Well, I don't want to over-exaggerate things. I plan to do it one step at a time. And I will start with Ruthi's breathingSpace.
Yes, I finally given up on re-registering or getting a new domain for RBS since I can't really figure out how to reset my domain registration to "auto-renew". I tried my best but my best isn't enough or maybe I am not tech savvy or simply put - already obsolete, getting old and losing some brain cells in the process. LOL.

Yup, I have decided to merge RBS in this blog - a Carpenter's WIFE's Tool Box...
since this is set to "auto-renew" when I registered it the first time. So I am assuming that I will not lose its domain. [Crossing my fingers here.]

Just a clarification, I am not going to "merge merge" it here. I am only going to pick out 2 or 3 blog series that I used to publish on a regular basis in RBS just like this blog's Letters to Hubby blog series, to be specific.

I know it will be a long tedious process to transfer the contents of RBS to ACWTB and I have no plan of transferring ALL of the contents of RBS here because it will be silly to do so. My plan is just to continue some of the "blog series" that I already started there. In that case I can have room for the other blogs I own that sooner or later will also lose their domains because... you guess it right - I don't know how to "auto-renew". Bummer!

Yup, I have decided to move 2 or 3 blog series that I used to host in RBS. I will post and/or re-post [as the case may be] them here every MONDAY. These blog series are basically about the things that keep me grounded when I am having a bad day which is not very often. That is why, I don't post very often either. [LOL] But giving this idea a new perspective will give me a new purpose to write often.

Firstly... My Philippines. This blog series is all about the country of my birth. The My Philippines blog series has 2 different aspects namely:

a. The Beautiful Islands
My Philippines is a beautiful archipelago in the Pacific. It is called the Pearl of the Orient for a reason. It is made of 7,108 gorgeous islands. It is with great pride to write about the different places in my home country and encourage others to come and visit the place and experience FUNtastic Philippines.

b. The Culture, Traditions, Food and Way of Life of the Beautiful Filipinos
My Philippines boosts not only its magnificent beaches or its amazing countryside or its breathtaking mountain or its scenic plains and valleys or its modernized cityscapes but more importantly its beautiful people. The Filipinos' culture, traditions, food and way of life are what we are as a country and as people with great smile.

For these reasons, I want to share to the whole bloggosphere what an amazing country My Philippines is. AND in the process, I hope that this will help me [and other Filipinos all over the world] beat "homesickness" which is unbeatable for any Filipinos living abroad.

Secondly... It-a-Craft! Feeling crafty indeed. When I am having a real bad day, creativity works for me. There is no cure for a bad day [even a bad hair day, for that matter] than working magic with my hands. I can get lost in my creativity in no time and space.

To showcase my masterpieces [wink, wink] I love posting and bragging my work here. I called it "Scrappy Thingy" in RBS. This blog series normally post everything my digital scapbook creations with Haiku poems.

Then about a year ago I discovered the joy of creating functional arts using polymer clay and came up with a website called It's-A-Craft. This blog is created primarily as an online store to sell my art pieces. This online store is still active as of this writing. Eventually, I will lose it's domain too so merging it here is the most sensible thing to do, right?
For these reason, the Scrappy Thingy blog series will assume the title It's-A-Craft and will carry all the different crafts and arts that I am interested in. It will cover all my polymer clay creations, paintings, jewelry making, digital scrapbooking, stamping [this is still in the planning board, btw.] and all other that I am yet to discover.

Lastly... thinking... thinking... thinking! Yes, I am in a dilemma here. You see, I have 2 more blog series in RBS that I am having a hard time deciding on... the FOOD TRIP DAY and the BIGGEST LOSER WEEKEND CHALLENGE blog series.

Ironically, these two blog series that I started [on impulse] got a little out of hand. I wasn't able to follow through with the posts for obvious reasons... they don't get along well. LOL. Having the two side by side is doomed to fail right from the get-go. They either eat up so much of my time or put so much weight on my busy schedule. LOL. So this one will have to wait. I need to work around it that will help me benefit in the process. How... that's the big question!

Lastest lastly [there is no such word, I made it up. You know that, right?]... The first 2 blog series namely My Philippines and It's-A-Craft will be managed and published under ONE MAJOR BLOG SERIES - Ruthi's breathingSpace: The Blog Series.

Well, organization is my thing. My OCD side works well for me so I am taking advantage of that. Putting these crazy ideas into one perspective makes it easier for me to manage it. For that reason alone, I created Ruthi's breathingSpace: The Blog Series
I love Ruthi's breathingSpace. It's one of the most important blogs I ever had. Losing its domain hurt me so bad. Letting of is also a process that I don't know how to deal with. So merging it here will give it a new HOME.

If you know me by now, you know that I love making logos. That is why, for this NEW Blog Series, the above photo will be the official logo of the Ruthi's breathingSpace: The Blog Series to properly identify the post. A secondary LOGO will also bear specific post to ID the kind of post published.


There you go. The decision is finally made. The Ruthi's breathingSpace website is now relieved of all its responsibility to publish any post regarding My Philippines and all about crafts [and all about food and weight loss... in the future???] in its original website which is now under "Blogspot" free hosting site. All original posts about My Philippines and crafts in the blogspot account will be deleted and re-posted here under Ruthi's breathingSpace: The Blog Series.

Now, to sum it all up...

1. This blog "a Carpenter's WIFE's Tool Box" will host and take responsibility to manage blogs/write-ups from Ruthi's breathingSpace.
2. All blogs/write-ups originally posted under the old blog series from the RBS website will be re-posted under a regular BLOG SERIES format. These blogs/write-ups will be properly labeled as... "re-post" for identification purposes.
3. This New Blog Series format will be dubbed as Ruthi's breathingSpace: The Blog Series and will be posted every MONDAY.
4. The RBS: The Blog Series will post and publish 2 different blog series namely; My Philippines and It's-A-Craft and will bear specific LOGOs for distinction.
5. All NEW blogs/write-ups about the Author's birth country and her crafts will all be published under this New Blog Series.


1 comment:

betchai said...

would you still merge RBS here Ruthi? happy to read about you moving on and RBS moving in, you are always full of positivity, and I would never forget you are the one who encouraged me towards blogging happine$$ :)