2011: A Fresh Start

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. I mean, aren’t they just for breaking anyway? But I have been thinking a lot about my goals for this year and I’ve been really excited about having a fresh start. A brand new year and the possibilities are endless. I have a long list started with ideas and goals, resolutions if you will, and I’m looking forward to seeing how everything turns out. One of my goals I have already put into practice, can you tell? That’s right, one of them is to blog more often :)

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Here is my philosophy about my blog. I try to keep my content to things that I produce. That’s not to say that I never post about things that I have seen here and there around the web. It’s just that there are so many blogs that gather and post inspiration from other places that I don’t need to do that as well. Not to mention, these other blogs (which I love and follow by the way) do it way better than I ever could. So, I try to mostly post about projects that I have done.

With that said, that is why I am usually not able to post everyday. I simply don’t have that many projects going all at once. I don’t want it to become boring with repeating the same things so I just post when I have something to share. This is the reason for long breaks between posts.

I am trying to fix this problem. My goal is to start posting multiple times a week. I’m not promising that I will post everyday, but I will try and post at least 3 times a week. I have some ideas to make this happen and I think I can get there. Please be honest with me if it starts to get boring!

One way I am going to make it happen is I am bringing on a contributing writer. I’m super excited about this and I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. She will be starting soon (hopefully next week) and I will introduce her to you then.

Another one of my goals is to write more and better tutorials for the projects I do. I realize that I suck at tutorials. I have never been good at explaining things and to write down explanations is even worse for me. I know this and I’m trying to get better. For some reason last week it clicked with me that I live with someone who is an expert at explaining things and I don’t utilize it! So I chatted with my husband, and he is willing to help me write tutorials. Yay! I’m hoping this will make it easier on you to complete some of the projects I post.

If you can’t tell, I’m really trying to make my blog better! But… I need your help. I want to know what you like and don’t like and if you have any ideas that I haven’t thought of that would make it better. So I have created a survey and it would help me so much if you would take the time to fill it out. It’s short, less than 10 questions. Please, please, pretty please would you answer it? It’s anonymous and I would be ever so grateful. Do you want to hear me beg some more? I’m not above that :)

To take the survey, click here

And lastly, I wanted to say thank you to all of my readers. I’m so thankful for each of you and the time you take to read and see a little bit of my world.

P.S. don’t forget the giveaway! Just a few days left :)