Last year, I had all these goals… ha, ha.
Then I had a (darling sweet) baby, my second…. and life turned a little skiwampus… you see they simply do not nap at the same time. So the change from one cute little girl that napped twice a day, to two girls, tag team napping, and needing mommy all day long, took it’s toll.
To be honest, we actually got a TON done this year, considering the change. But I blogged about 1/8th of it, and I just never got control over the blogging part of projects. I figured out what my problem is. I feel like I need the post to be start to finish… then I realized something. I don’t do projects start to finish. I am not a television show, I am a mom, who can’t stand the drapes one day, and the next day I realize that I desperately need new storage for the winter hats… I am an impulsive designer, and that is just how I am.
Then we made the move to WordPress, not as smoothly as I had hoped… but we will get there eventually…
Okay so let’s sum up the 2011 goals…
1. Catch up on all the projects I hadn’t blogged about– FAIL! Double Fail! Whoops!
It has just gotten even worse. BUT I am trying to turn over a new leaf and blog about what I am currently doing in real time. And I am liking this a lot more. It is really helping me to enjoy my blog, and get some good feed back ( I love all your comments!). I do have a few projects I want to show you, but I think I just basically need to move on and if you see the old stuff great, if you don’t shame on me… and you will just have to ask for the details if you need them… and I will try to answer via the comment section!
2. Post once a week about what we are doing.
Semi Success! Okay, so I may have not done very well at keeping up, but I did at least post once a week so I am counting this one as a success… we all need some positive reinforcement from ourselves.
3. 4 tutorials by me. Success!
Wow, I am feeling much better about myself than I thought I would upon reviewing these goals
and a few random crafts!
4. Getting some contributors. Success, well sorta…
I have some great graphic designers offering you all free pintables now. Yea for free!
5. Be more personal. Decent start… but I need and still to work on this… see look a picture…
I have really been doing some soul searching over the last 2 or 3 months, I have recognized a LOT of my weaknesses and I am working on this. I really think that I have a good plan to remedy my lack of personal info, and it may happen more slowly, but it will happen. If I do what I want to do, which is keep up with my projects in real time, the blog will naturally become a little more personal. Which makes me excited!
6. Post less often. Yep!
Strange goal, but I actaully have been posting less. I used to post 3 times a day almost every day. Now it is about 2 post per day, 6 days a week. I am happy with these changes. Recently I was able to hire my sweet, beautiful niece Eliza who just started college to help take the load off. She is helping me schedule guest features, and has a super flexible job- win/win. More time with my girls = happier momma!
7. Be less of a perfectionist. Work in progress.
I actually think I am getting better at this. Being able to show you a non finished project is a huge step for me toward this goal. And considering I rarely fully finish a project, this is probably a good thing for me.
Well, those were my goals. This was not as painful as I thought it would be. I think I was easy on myself with goals, but still, I have a lot of work that I would like to do. So, here's to some new goals… I will try to have some new ones up next week.
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