How To: Make A List, You'll Feel Better

A little list therapy over my morning smoothie. Yes, my writing instrument of choice is always a Sharpie.
Ok, you all know how to make a list, but seriously, when you have tons of thoughts buzzing through your mind, nothing makes you feel more settled and grounded than making a list. Most of the time, those little lists accomplish nothing more than the act of writing out a list (maybe a Zen act in itself?). Then, the other times, those scribbles really get you arse in gear.

This blog was created as an outlet for me to capture, in some concrete way, all the creative projects and recipes I have been working on since I stopped careering when my daughter was born six year ago. Something for me and me alone. Well, since I started the site a year ago, it really has turned into something far more than that. My readership has increased a gazillion fold and I'm so grateful for all the encouragement I have received from other bloggers, friends and blog visitors. Someone once said, "If you want to make a blogger happy, leave a comment on a their posts. It's like fairy wings clapping." Something like that, but yes, if you try a recipe or just want to rant and rave, please comment.

Ok, I'm getting off track, let me get back to the my point.

Lately, I've noticed that I have gotten really recipe heavy. I think this happened after Vegan Mofo. Creating original recipes all month long, I kept that food-focus long, long after October. I stopped doing as much posting on vintage goods, tutorials, photo essays, shop-the-props, etc. All things that I loved and made me super happy. Recently, while searching through some old posts, I realized that I had a broader scope during the early days of Scissors and Spice. Maybe that is not great for a blog to gain readership, and maybe I should actually have a much narrower focus, but truth be told, I was having more fun blogging a year ago. So... now that I have talked your ear off... I decided to make a list.

Here's my rough editorial schedule for the blog now. It's going to help me make sure I am covering all the topics I want to blab about or photograph. Giving myself a guideline will help in so many ways. I feel better.  I really do. Yay! Lists! Cheaper and easier than professional help!

If there are things you want to learn how to do, want to cook, want to complain about, want to see, want to shop, want to review, etc., let me know. Leave a comment, don't be shy, let me know what's the what. Feel free to make a list. What have you been wanting to accomplish lately?


  1. I want to know how to get organized!!! Desperately!!! Love the direction you are taking. I know how overwhelming it can get!

  2. I like this post :) I'm hypergraphic along with having OCD so I have tons and tons of lists...the only problem with having so many is that I can't keep track of which list I need, which ones I've taken care of already, which to throw out, etc. It's a mess, haha. But the act itself is quite calming, yes. much cheaper than professional help!
    Good luck with everything yr trying to accomplish.

  3. @Food Feud: LOL! You need a bulletin board!

    Congrats to the two of you for making it through that rambling.

  4. I'm such a listmaker! Love this post. I plan my blog posts out too ... and my meals. And pretty much every hour of my day. OCD, much? Yes, indeed.

  5. Ok so this is my first time reading and all I have to say is YES to thrifting.

    And I totally get you about having a broad focus on a blog...I'm talking sex one day and food budgeting the next. :)

  6. Where can I find the "To Do" pads?


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