Archive | February 2015

Setting Goals

Last fall I participated in Blogging 101. It was a great adventure, filled with learning and camaraderie. Now it is time to venture into Blogging 201 with great enthusiasm and expectations.

“Today’s assignment: consider what you want to accomplish with your blog. Write down three concrete goals you want to achieve. “

I can do this! I am thrilled that the assignment is not focused on writing. I enjoy reading all the writing prompts that flood the internet for bloggers, but I’m not a writer so I find most don’t pertain to me. (Ok, I am a writer, but not that kind of writer)  Goals on the other hand, I can set goals. Publicizing those goals is, well it’s daunting. What if I fail? What if I change my mind? What if..well what if no one reads them anyway? If a blogger writes in the woods and no one reads it……

Let’s get back to goals.

1. Publish Weekly

Yes, I would like to do this. I don’t imagine it will be easy, but I would at least like to set the bar.

2. Create and Post Tutorials

I have great ideas and techniques for making quilting fun and easy. I equate it to a filing cabinet in my head. Great things live there and I need to get them out into the world. The challenge for me will include getting the right pictures and learning how to create and upload videos. And then there is the ‘tear it apart make it better’ monster that takes over my studio. The good:She comes up with fantastic ways of doing things. The bad: She makes the first time doing something take up so much of time.

3. Establish Credibility

We all know there is a lot of info out there.I wrote about this last fall. (read post here) My goal is to provide useful techniques. Tips that make sense and actually save you time, money, and/frustration. Hopefully my readers will tell their friends, who will become readers, etc.

There, I’ve shared my goals. Still feels daunting.

Thanks for reading.