• Lucy wrote a new post, Updates, on the site Lucy's Blog 7 years, 1 month ago

    ThumbnailIt’s been a few weeks without a post.  So here’s what has been going on with me! (that I can remember)

    I started volunteering at Bluestockings, a completely volunteer run bookstore full of supar radical and […]

  • Lucy wrote a new post, pod, on the site Lucy's Blog 7 years, 2 months ago

    Thumbnail*This post is very late and I relate far less to the contents*

    Some weeks i just relate to this terrible audio clip.

    It looks like I’m going to use bullet […]

    • Color blocking is king. Once I actually tried to wear only primary colors (paint based = red blue yellow). Spent a month only wearing red, then a month of blue, finished with yellow. Mixed them up a bit once I was done. It was an expensive project to undertake. If, on the other hand, you are keen on exploring cheetah/leopard prints, then I HIGHLY recommend that you do the appropriate research on Marchesa Casati – Luisa Casati (ooh, you share her name sorta), was THE ORIGINAL.

  • Lucy wrote a new post, galaxy egg, on the site Lucy's Blog 7 years, 2 months ago

    ThumbnailTrying to find a good way to structure these reflection posts.  (maybe just a list)

    This week went by fast, so here are the highlights (and lowlights)

    (monday) saw Sofe’s cousin’s comedy show.  Had […]

    • Yes! help me make sense of that amazing mask!
      Burning question: Did you make it?

      Re: how to structure your reflection blog posts. I’ve been trying out a few things with my weekly reflections and structuring them has been central to that.

      I wanted my weekly posts to have a format so that when seen one after the other (which I imagine may happen when i want to have an overview of my year etc) there is some continuity.

      My suggestions to you:
      1. *Create a category*. Right now you are leaving all of your posts as uncategorized by default. Differentiate the weekly reflection from other, more free form posts.
      2. *Create a (simple) TITLE format*. The less thinking required here, the better. Trying to think of a funny, witty title every week for a post who’s primary purpose is journaling/archiving is counter-productive. This could just be my preference, but I like to keep the catchy titles for stories/posts that I really WANT other people to read.
      3. *Decide on content /framing/ in advance*. You mentioned a list, and then you filled in a bullet point for each day of the week. You intuitively set up a /frame/ to brain-dump the content. You could implement new ways of framing things and see what else works. The goal here is to prevent you from stopping and thinking too much. Think pieces get the catchy titles and respond to your passions and interests. Weekly reflections are simpler and serve different purposes.

      On this last point, I’m currently using my Trello board to SEE what I did during the week, posting a picture of that, and then listing three categories of reflections:
      ‘Clearing’ – things i was unhappy with, but want to release
      ‘Gratitudes’ – to focus on the great things in life. Grateful for our blogs, and the people who made them possible like @drew
      ‘Achievements’ – Yay! cool things that happened

      Hope you find this helpful (not lecture-y), also it has inspired me to write a thinky-piece on the topic!

      • great advice @abram, categories is a good way to go. Having a question or set of questions you ask each week might be a good idea too.

  • Lucy wrote a new post, mid week photos, on the site Lucy's Blog 7 years, 2 months ago

    ThumbnailThese probably should just be added to the previous post but I’m making a whole new post just to be dramatic.

    I decided to make this lil cushion while I was brushing my teeth.^

    Some feelings from […]

  • Lucy wrote a new post, goodbye arms, on the site Lucy's Blog 7 years, 3 months ago

    ThumbnailNot that much got done this week.  I guess that makes it a perfect week to ~blog~ about.

    Here are some highlights:

    I had a terrible nightmare that every part of the world (including me) had turned into […]

    • Good start. Please post photos of the art cushion, and the wearable gown/dress. I love the 70’s (80s?) styled fashion models background, looks like the clothes my grandma used to make for me as a kid. Kind of embarrassing then, totally awesome now.

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