The Gifted Blog

October 28, 2009

Thank You

It's been 3 months since I started The Gifted Blog.

I was pretty nervous in the beginning. I felt tentative. I wanted to make sure I had enough to write about before I started a dedicated webspace to gift wrapping. I didn't want to fizzle out.

It made me too nervous to write straight into WordPress, so I began by typing drafts in Notepad. I scoured each draft, brainstormed series ideas, and made lists of future posts.

And now, with 37 posts behind me, I've loosened up a little and am really enjoying it! I am grateful to God for giving me this creative outlet.

Thank you to everyone who reads my stories. I like hearing from you in the comments and by e-mail, and am tickled every time I find out I have a new reader. Thanks also to Stephanie B, Silverkeys and Luci for the recent blog mentions. I feel a tiny bit famous.

And now I have a favor to ask. I am planning ahead for the rest of 2009's posts and want your input! My desire is for The Gifted Blog to be a dialogue, not monologue.

I have some ideas on the back burner and would love to hear: what would you like to hear about as Christmas approaches? What about an advice column? Do you already love wrapping gifts and am I preaching to the choir, or is there a specific way I can help facilitate your gift wrapping experience? Have you ever wondered what it means to wrap a manly gift? More importantly, would you like to explore with me how to wrap a manly gift?

And of course, any other ideas and feedback are welcome. Thanks!


  1. I think you're doing a great job for such a new blog!

    I would love to see ideas for more recycled gift wraps, and stuff on the cheap. I also like the men's idea, and since the holidays are coming, nearly everybody will be wrapping for kids.

    And of course, anything you do with $1 rolls of kraft paper from the dollar store will interest me!

  2. Congratulations on your 3 month mark!

    I would love to see some posts about recycled gift-wrapping, what to do with old christmas cards, or creative ways to wrap odd-shaped gifts (not involving a bag and tissue paper, which has become my general last resort . . .)

  3. Manly gift wrap please!!!

    I think an advice column would be awesome, we could submit a photo of the gift in question, and you could help us figure out how to wrap it!

    What about gift etiquette? Do have thoughts about that?

  4. Thanks for the feedback and kind words!

    I have a couple of posts about gift wrapping with recycled materials that are scheduled to post within the next few weeks (yes, I am a planner).

    And twofourone, great idea about doing an advice column with a picture of the gift in question! That would be a fun.

    I think gift etiquette might be beyond the scope of the blog, but I was thinking about posting about how to pick gifts for people. It's obviously at the heart of the enjoyment of gift-giving!


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