Before I get into my card for today, I wanted to comment about all the blog chatter having to do with the demise of Google Reader, the push towards "Bloglovin," and the rising panic I'm sensing from blogs about losing followers.
If I understand it correctly, the impact of the shutdown of Google Reader in a few months has to do with how you read blogs. You will need a new way to read blogs, but it has nothing to do with losing followers. If you use Blogger to read blogs, you don't need to do anything. You don't need to put a Bloglovin button on your site for followers unless you want to freely advertise them as a new reader for people to use. Feedly and others are also available. You don't need to encourage everyone to switch over to any particular one just so you don't lose them as followers.
For detailed information and advice, I turned to my friend Kim S. over at Joyful Creations With Kim. She has written an excellent post, entitled "Google Reader? Followers? Bloglovin? Confused??" which explains it all very well. I urge everyone to click over and read what she has written and, of course, if I have misunderstood, or you have further clarifying information, please let me know.
I made a card to play in some of my faveright challenges. The first is Less Is More hosted by the famous Chrissie and Jen. This is week 112, it's a Recipe week, and the recipe is to use "beads."
Here is my simple card:
The beads have been in a little baggie in my embellies stash for ages and ages, nicked off a store-bought card. The paper is Bazzill. The feather is from another container with other found feathers. It is so strikingly white, I think it looks like it came from an angel's wings.
And even though it doesn't have a sentiment, because I think my feather looks like it came from an angel's wings, I think it is representative of "hope," so I am entering my card into this week's CASology challenge where that is the cue card word.
I keep a folder of inspirational quotes, but it wasn't until I went to bed last night that I remembered them. Then when I got up this morning, my friend, Bonnie of Stamping with Klass had beat me to it, leaving this beautiful appropriate quote in her comment:
"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all-"
by Emily Dickinson
Thank you, Bonnie!
Speaking of feathers, I thought you might like to see this old hummingbird nest I found in the yard yesterday at the foot of a small crepe myrtle tree. I think it's a hummingbird's nest, but it might be a wee finch's nest. I'm no ornery thologist.
It was an interesting day for finding things down low and up high, cousin I looked up, I saw this:
I think the pilots were having a little Spring fever! Or King of the Hill! Or Chicken, Chicken! Yikes!