Here are a few bloggers just trying to find a new way in the new year.
- 2011 – My New Year’s Resolution for Writing (specific for writing)
- Do Fiction Readers Really Read Author Blogs? (even more specific for writing)
- Treat Myself Kindly (blogging on, blogging off, blogging on)
Where am I? Well, I started this blog, less than a year ago, to work on my writing and gain a following. Once these two goals were accomplished; every literary agent and book publisher would bang my door down to publish my book, books or anything I jotted down on a napkin.
Can you believe it didn’t happen? My door is still fully in-tact. Odd, I know!
Guess that puts me in the second camp…finding a new way in the new year. As I reevaluated what I want to accomplish with my blog in 2011, I’ve decided to change things a bit. I’d rather show you than tell you so I’m not going to go into a laundry list of things I’m changing. That’s boring and it doesn’t leave me wiggle room to change my mind (without guilt)!
I don’t want to make this post a complete snooze though, so let me at least share a few of my resolutions with you:
- Unsubscribe to unwanted emails.
- Read at least 12 fiction books.
- Organize my jewelry, hair stuff (and Leah’s), clothes, house, and files. It’s a little more quantifiable but I don’t want to completely bore you.
- Have a monthly motivation moment for myself.
- Drink 2-8 glasses of water per day (it will be a progression throughout the year).
- Listen intently.
- Don’t be mean to others when I’m angry with myself.
- Read to Leah everyday.
- Do a fun craft project with Leah each week.
- Play family games at least once per week.
- Put things away as soon as I’m done using them (this seems like it should be on one of my kids resolution lists but I am the worst offender – ask my husband!)
- Forget my usual resolutions of losing 10 pounds and drinking less Diet Coke — in fact, I might drink more Diet Coke :).
So raise your glass to an exciting new 2011. Enjoy all your new (or maybe old but new again for this year) resolutions. I’d love to hear a few of them. And, I look forward to sharing my progress with you as the year unfolds!