Friday, February 22, 2008

Online Finishing School for Ladies

As readers of Charming the Birds From the Trees and The Merry Rose Know, last summer Emma and I had the privilege of hostessing the Online Finishing School for Ladies. Emma posted about a show she had seen about British girls who were treated to courses in one of Britain's top finishing schools. Several of us who read Emma's post thought it would be fun to have the opportunity to learn about the subjects offered in such an establishment.

"There are so many talented bloggers that we all read -- bloggers with expertise in areas that make for lovely living and a polished education. Why couldn't we all teach each other the same skills you might acquire if you enrolled in an expensive school for the finishing of young ladies?"

Thus, our online school was born. We made a list of things we might learn in a finishing school, and we invited various bloggers to contribute posts, each one writing about a certain topic. Each "teacher" originally posted these on her own blog, and readers were also able to comment and add their insights as well.

For convenience sake, I am slowly pulling all of these posts together onto one site. So, I just wanted to let you know that I have made some new updates to this page. Please check it out.

Also, please visit the individual blogs of our contributing authors. At their sites, you will find a wealth of information.

As soon as I have all of the old posts archived on this site, we might invite new bloggers for a second round of "The Finishing School."

Also, after I've loaded in all of the various posts from all of the various bloggers, I may need to reorganize them. If you do a series on a regular blog, your most recent post is the last one written on the topic. You have to drop down to the first post's date and "read backwards" if you know what I mean. That's how I've been posting on the online site. I may change that, however, as these posts have already been written, and it is possible to do them in chronological order. I'm still experimenting with the best way to organize this site, so please bear with me. In the meantime, know that if you visit this site, you'll enjoy some lovely and informative reading.



Anonymous said...

I've been looking forward to your getting the Online Finishing School site up and running. I, for one, would vote that you post the series in chronological order: first post first, and so on.

Elizabeth said...

I think that makes sense, but in copying from a person's main blog to the Finishing School Site, I've ended up doing it both ways. Maybe, I can do it chronologically from now on and tweak the rest later. This will require me to "think backwards", though, so bear with me if I get confused. :)