The Benefits of Blogging for Scrapbookers

Blogging has become a very popular way of communication within the past few years.  While it used to be something that techy geeks would do, it's become a way of life in the meantime.  People blog for various reasons, being that they have a particular topic they would like to discuss, such as politics, sports, music, hobbies or themselves.  There seems to be a blog for just about any subject.

Even scrappers have started to blog and the number of blogging scrappers is climbing at an unbelievable rate.  Scrappers have come to realize what the benefits of blogging are and how to integrate these benefits into their scrapbooking world.

One of these benefits is having a daily "log" of their lives documented online.  They can use the information they post as a reference for future journaling on their scrapbooking pages.

Another benefit is communication with other family members or friends that live far away.  Let's face it, this is a fast-paced world we are living in, where time is of the essence.  Instead of writing to each and every family member or several friends about what is happening in your life, you can simply suggest that they read your blog.  It saves time and they can look at it whenever they want.  There are blogs that have a password option, so not to worry.  If you would like your blog read only by certain people, that is a possibility.

Some scrappers enjoy sharing their layouts and projects with other scrappers where a blog can really come in handy.  Many blogs offer photo galleries, making it easy for scrapbloggers to get inspiration from other scrappers.  To make it look like an actual blog for scrappers, some scrappers have a nice matching theme.  Many blogs offer various themes for a variety of subjects.  For scrappers, although, the selection is very slim.  The good thing about themes is that you don't have to be a programmer to have your blog looking fabulous!  You just select it and viola, there it is!  Why pay someone to make something that you can already get for free!?

Since there is a need for themes out there, some designers have begun to realize this and are developing cool scrapbooking themes for blogs.  Most recently a special free scrapbooking theme was created for WordPress by SimplyWP.  The theme contains scrapbooking elements in the header image and the background theme. There are also two sidebars and a second sidebar can be used to list all your friends or to add buttons or blinkies.  This theme was created in subtle, soft colors to allow your layouts to be the main attraction of your blog.

The above mentioned scrapbooking theme can be previewed at and downloaded at absolutely free. It's unbelievably easy to implement, so you'll have no fuss with it at all. You can show all of your friends what a cool scrapbooking blog you have almost instantly.