Mending the Blog

By , November 13, 2016 4:28 pm



After coming so close to pressing the “DELETE” button on Unplug Your Kids several times, thus killing it and taking it offline forever, I never could bring myself to do it.  People still come here for ideas, and quite frankly lots of people still seem to need help taking a potholder off a loom (58,864 so far)!

These people often comment about how they wish they could see the photos. I wish they could too.

For the past three years I have been ignoring the blog and trying to recover from the sudden loss of all my thousands of photos.  Many, many years of hard work were lost. Family memories too. I really did do all of those artsy craftsy projects with my own three children and they say they have fond memories of each and every one.  It was a big part of their lives growing up, and mine. I will always back-up pictures from now on.  Lesson learned (the hard way).

But lately a thought has been milling about in my mind: What about recreating those art projects? Doing them again? It would be a huge task, but when I mentioned this idea to my kids (now 16, 14, and 10) they were like, “Yeah, bring it on!  We want to do it! That stuff was fun!” So today we redid my number one most popular project: Color-Marbleized Paper (160,691 views, wow!) and I just posted our photos.  It was a lot of fun!  My two oldest remembered doing it before, and my youngest enjoyed doing it for the first time.

Over the past week I also managed to dig up some photos from an old computer in order to completely fix the How to Take a Potholder Off a Loom post, and the Easy Homemade Musical Instruments post.  I have found a few other pictures here and there that I have put back in their posts, but will need to redo those projects in order to fully replace all the photos.

But now that my top three most popular posts are fixed, where should I go now?  Does anyone out there have a favorite post they’d like to see pictures for?  If so, please leave a comment and maybe we’ll recreate your favorite next.


6 Responses to “Mending the Blog”

  1. JoannaTopaz says:

    I don’t have a specific project, but I’m glad you didn’t delete the blog!!

  2. Mom Unplugged says:

    Thank you so much Joanna! I’m glad I didn’t delete it too. It’s a lot of work, but I really want to fix it and make it fun again. I’m working very hard!

  3. Jenny says:

    So glad to see you back to blogging! I love the idea of re-doing some of the projects, my younger one was too little to participate way back when.

  4. Mom Unplugged says:

    Hi Jenny! It’s good to hear from you again! My littlest is 10 now (hard to believe!)and even though she took part in a few projects, she was only about 2 and doesn’t remember them. If you do redo any projects, let me know how it goes. Should be fun. It’s really nice to hear from you!

  5. Beth says:

    Don’t delete!!! It is hard to find fellow unpluggers–especially with older kids. My boys are 8 and 10 and we are nearly screen free. Keep it up!!!

  6. Mom Unplugged says:

    Thanks so much for your comment Beth! I’m working hard on fixing the blog and it is so nice to know that there are people who want to see it continue!

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