Thursday, January 10, 2008
welcome to spt!! this week sees many old friends and many new faces.
i am thrilled to see that so many participated in this week's spt challenge!! it's a nice upswing in momentum to start off the new year.
if you are new, please feel free to jump right in! our spt challenges are meant for all - the more the merrier. the only "rule" is that you participate when you can, and make the most out of your spt journey!!
i try to post challenges by Friday, so that we have the weekend to work it out. the idea is to post your spt to your blog on the following tuesday. (if it doesn't work for tuesday, never fear! there have been plenty of sp-wednesdays, sp-thursdays, etc.) even if you miss a week, or several, the beauty is that you can jump back in at any time!!
on tuesday mornings, i will put a mr. linky so that we can all share our photos and thoughts. mr. linky makes it very easy to go directly to the spt post on your blog: simply type in the permalink for your spt post for the URL (for those of you using blogger, the permalink can be found under "properties" when you right-click on the date at the bottom of your post.) this will ensure that whoever clicks on your name in mr. linky will go directly to your spt post. [if your blog is private, you can still post your URL, but only invited readers will actually be taken to your site when they click on your name.]
spt is an awesome way to meet new people, and to get to know amazing things about yourself and your friends. it has been a springboard for finding new blogs to read, and it can be a tremendous way to bring new friends to your site. if you would like, i would be happy to add your blog address to my sidebar, which also helps bring new traffic to your blog. my sidebar has gotten pretty long, but since i don't use an RSS feeder, i still use it to visit all of my blogging friends!! if you would like me to add you to the sidebar, please send me an email.
this seems like a lot of technical stuff for little old spt, i know. most importantly, take some for yourself and explore these challenges, and get some photos of yourself!! i took more photos of myself last year than i did in the past decade! trust me, they weren't all pretty. some of them weren't even in focus. but they are *me*, and i love every one of them.
welcome on this spt journey!! it's going to be a beautiful year.