If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how you holidays went. Mine were fabulous, and I hope yours were, as well. I’d tell you am looking forward to the New Year. I’m headed back to work on Monday after a nice break and lots of family time and the blogs are in fine shape.
My grandson got his first gaming console for Christmas this year, so aside from all the time I’ve been spending on the social media the last couple of weeks, I’ve been racing dirt bikes and playing sports. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any gaming, and I’d forgotten how much fun it is. It also delights me that a six-year-old can beat me fair-and-square in tennis two matches out of three.
I’d tell you we’re starting the New Year in fine form at Sourcerer. We’re announcing four new contributors on Monday and Tuesday, and I’ve started the photoblogging back up there already. That blog took a lot of work, on the part of many different people, to develop. When I look at it, I’m genuinely impressed by what we’ve accomplished there. I still find it a little hard to believe that so many bloggers want to contribute to it, but I am gratified, and am thrilled to be the person who runs it.
Even though I didn’t get around to everything I’d hoped to do by today, I think I’ve accomplished enough of it. We have three weeks of Feminist Friday discussions scheduled to start on January 30 and a page we can share to make the promotion easier. We’re in good shape for the April A to Z Challenge at Sourcerer, even though it means I probably won’t be doing A to Z here.
I’ve also changed my blogging style a bit. I’ll still do essay-type writing sometimes, and detailed explanations when I think people really want them. But for the most part, I am using short paragraphs with lots of numbered lists and bullets. I am also experimenting with making my own memes. Both the new style, and the memes I’ve shared so far, seem to be getting my posts more reads, so I am keeping that up.
I have a lot of rough drafts I hammered out during the latter part of November to sift through and revise, as well as a new set of About pages for this blog. All that stuff will have to be done incrementally, but I’m further ahead on content now than I have been in six months. Hopefully I can stay ahead until Spring Break.
I’d tell you I am eager to touch base with a few friends who took the holidays off from blogging. And I am genuinely glad to be through the first year here. I’m also through the first full year of a job I got just as Diana and I were starting our blogs. So I have a feel for the rhythm of the year now. I know when to speed up, when to slow down, and how to best use my downtime to keep the content flowing consistently.
I’m looking foward to an awesome year of blogging. I am hoping that this is the year I get them running smoothly and easily enough to spend a less time on the computer and pick up a few other things that I let go last November when I decided to build a multi-contributor blog.
I wish you a fabulous year of blogging as well, and much success with your personal goals for this year, whatever they happen to be.