Monday, November 01, 2010

Hello and Welcome


Welcome to Carol's Little World!

In case you could not guess, I'm Carol and this is my blog. Now, I know I've been blogging for a while, I'm not really new at this and all, but I thought it fitting to introduce myself (or re-introduce myself, as the case may be) for those of you just joining in for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo.)

Carol's Little World is a bit of a crazy little blog. I talk about my favorite margarita recipes, camera gear, my dog Chase, and lots of other stuff. I'm an exhibiting fine art photographer, author, and photography educator originally born in New York City, but currently living outside of Austin, Texas (in the small town of Cedar Park.) I shoot a lot of architectural items but always fine art stuff and regularly exhibit my work around the country. I also paint, draw, and dabble in a bunch of other media, including encaustics and pastels, though photography has always been my main passion and is my preferred media.

November is always a challenging month and NaBloPoMo can be a real bear if you've never participated. I've done it several years running and I know firsthand how lucky we'll all be if we just make it to the end of the month. How will we all survive? How will we get along? On stale crackers and old knock knock jokes, right? Gosh, I hope not but, just in case, jokes can be your friend this month, the month of all months, the November that is NaBloPoMo. (If you've heard any good ones, please feel free to send them my way or leave a comment-I always appreciate the extra material, especially this month.)


In case you're confused by all of this NaBloPoMo stuff, the rules are simple: post once a day, every day, for the month of November. If, at the end of the month, we've posted 30 posts in 30 days, we get to tell the world we've completed the challenge. Here at Carol's Little World, we have an added challenge, an extra task if you will. An "anonymous" friend has agreed to make a donation to the Austin women's shelter if I can complete the NaBloPoMo challenge. Since I want to do all that I can to help out women in need, I'm going to do my best to wrangle up my share of blog posts for the month. Wish me luck!

In order to help me with this challenge, I've come up with a loose theme, of sorts. This year, my theme is going to be: my beloved iPhone. Everything and anything you can do with your iPhone--everything from favorite apps to recent uploads-it's all fair game for National Blog Posting Month.

Wish me luck and let's get down to it. It's November, baby!

Until next time...

4 comments:

mythopolis said...

Good luck! Cool that someone will make contribution to the shelter...

Carol said...

Thanks! There's a lot going on so it's going to be harder this year.

Victoria said...

Well... I will just have to mark my calendar for this for NEXT year because I blew it already for this year... but in the spirit of things, I'll try to post every day from this day forward on my photoaddictshowcase.blogspot.com blog... and hooray for the person donating to the shelter!

An idea rolling around in my brain (as yet unused) for some time now has been to post a blog note about the bizarre random "words" used for Word Verification... today's word for this comment post is cabou (meaning unknown, of course)... feel free to borrow this idea if the spirit moves you. As for my using it... it will be a long time, I expect since I'm almost always too scattered to think of anything clever!

Carol said...

Thanks, Victoria.

My "super secret" donor is actually a rock band that hails from my current hometown of Austin, Texas.

It might not be too late to sign up for Nano, I think you have four or five days into the month to do it, so you can still maybe try to sign-up and be a part of the fun. It's hard, at times, but it's worth it.

My blog is full of very weird random word verfs. We've laughed about it at times, some of them have been so strange! That's a great idea-doing a post consisting of nothing but word verfs. It might be hard to read in the end but would be quite funny I'd guess.

Thanks for stopping by too. I'll have to checkout your site also.