Cute W arrived home from work and asked, “What time are you going to your Snobby Book Group?” Uhhh. . . I’d forgotten about it entirely. Nevertheless, I’d read the book (Let the Great World Spin), and there’s always good food (tonight, homemade baklava by a mother of 4 boys under 6, not like you should feel inadequate, but holy crap, how can one not feel inadequate?) and plenty of wine. So of course I had to go.
In any case, I got behind schedule. So, I’m shifting gears for today’s weekend post. I’ve said for a while now that it’s a goalÂ for me to stop doing the weekly listings as I’ve been doing them. With KidsOutAndAbout.com, I can rely on listings that the different libraries and museums and other organizations create all by themselves. And it’s getting to the point where it’s just silly for me to replicate the work. In a month or two, we’ll have a special report that will allow me to do listings very similar to what I’ve always done, except that 1) I won’t have to work so hard to find the information and 2)Â listings will be updated and accurate because they’ve been created by the organizations themselves.
For now, we’ve got a bit of a transition: I’ll highlight what I think is especially interesting or fun, and I’ll link toÂ KidsOutAndAbout.com for events each day.Â Hopefully, by sometime in March, I’ll have listings that look quite similar to what I’ve usually done, except that I’ll have extra time to write more creative and fun stuff, too.
The main reason that I started Capital District Fun was that I felt like families really needed easier access to information about all that’s fun in the Capital District. The secret, unstated reason was that I was interested in writing, and I didn’t have any confidence that anyone would be willing to read what I wrote unless I provided a huge amount of information as well. When I started the blog, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep up with it for a whole week. There was never a long-range plan in which I spent years and years typing events in for another weekend post. KidsOutAndAbout.com offers a splendid opportunity for me to ensure that you all know what’s happening while allowing me to focus on the writing that I enjoy so much. In fact, if anyone has any suggestions or favorite posts or topics, I’d love to hear about it, because I’m excited to use this time and energy to spend on writing new and different stuff, for Capital District Fun and other projects.
Thank you, especially, to all of you who have commented or emailed me with kind words since I started Capital District Fun. Your encouragement has made me two things which I didn’t realize, but it turns out I had always wanted to be: a braver personÂ and a writer.