Monday, January 13, 2014

Better Late Than Never ~ Goals for the blog

Every January I say I’m going to start my blog, be more regular with my posts. Every year I don’t do it. This year I’ve made the commitment to actually accomplish a lot of things on my to-do list. Many of the goals have been there for years and yet I’ve never tackled them. Here’s the bullet list of those static goals.

• Lose weight, which is mainly about getting healthy not skinny
• Purge my house of junk
• Decorate my house
• Come up with an organization/charity I can devote some time to
• Tackle writing projects that have been in the planning stages for years
• Oh, and my favorite, get organized

I’ve contemplated what I’d blog about and decided my writing would be a very small part of it. Sure it’s fun to announce releases and describe to you what trials and triumphs I’ve encounter, but seriously, how interesting is that?
Approaching my blog more like a journal feels right. Because who doesn’t want to hear my constant stream of consciousness about the awesome DIY projects I accomplish? Or watch my struggles with shedding these pounds. That’s just hours of fun. There is so much more going on in my life than just writing and I want to share all those riveting events with you. *snort*

Also, I live in Alaska. The place is freakin’ awesome and the pictures and posts I’ve wanted to share are piling up in my files. I’ve lived all over the state, including the Arctic and bush Alaska, where there were no roads in or out. Until you experience rural Alaskan life you just can’t imagine it. I’m especially lucky because we own a small plane. There are parts of Alaska that can only be seen from alternative transportation, planes, snowmobiles, boats. It’s just amazing and I want to share that.

So this is the start of my 2014 blog challenge for myself. I figured if I actually posted this then I’d have to be held accountable. I might not get a single reader, or maybe I’ll rock the blogging community with my brilliant posts. Who knows? But my one promise is that I’ll try to make it interesting and regular. If for no other reason than keeping my sanity and clearing my head of all the random thoughts.
So Happy 2014. Here’s to a productive and happy year.

1 comment:

Rebecca Thomas said...

Congratulations on your first post of 2014! Great job. I'll look for more exciting news from you this year.