You know, after more than 9 years into this blogging thing, I still don’t know what I want my blog to be when it grows up. So many bloggers I see seem to have a theme thing going on, like a focus on a single topic. I’ve tried that. Which is why I have like at least a half dozen blogs dedicated to one subject or other that interests me. But because I have more interests than time, I don’t blog on those other sites as much as I want.
Mostly, I think I wanted a way to connect with other people, and a place to express myself. I’m pretty introverted and writing is much easier for me than vocalizing. And every year around this time I wonder if I should focus on something on my blog, or have a dedicated thing – like every Monday is one subject – know what I mean? Do you have a system for blogging? Do you map out your posts? Does it help?
I’ve also been thinking of resolutions for the new year. As a general rule, I don’t do resolutions. A couple times I have, but over all, I tend to believe that if something’s worth changing, there’s no time like the present to get started. Or, at least next Monday. Last year, I had a couple of things I wanted to learn in 2015 – making soap, and crocheting. I did the soap thing, but I never found time for the crochet thing and honestly, I couldn’t really justify it. No one in my family would wear a sweater and they tend to dislike yarn-y things in general. So I tabled the crochet thing. At least for now.
For 2016 I have a few things I want to tackle. I have some online notebooks that need serious pruning, as well as some email accounts. I don’t really have anything new that I want to learn, per say, but I do want to learn more about soaping and essential oils. I also want to focus more on my tech classes that I signed up for last year. I’m using Trello to help keep me in line. Oh, and walking. I have a bad knee that I baby a lot because it starts to hurt when I stand too long, like when I’m making dinner or washing dishes. But, babying it doesn’t seem to really help it at all, so I thought maybe walking would help more. So I got one of those FitBit things to help me keep track and motivated.
How about you? Do you do resolutions? Do you have personal plans or blogging plans for the new year? For that matter, do you have New Year’s Eve plans at all? We like to stay in and hide behind the couch until the revelry is done.