Oops - looks like I didn't blog on Monday again. Yikes. I don't really have any excuses either, except maybe a fun trip to the CNE and a surprisingly productive trip to Ikea (during "your kid is starting university so buy him stuff" month, no less) to get a desk for the shiny new computer we got last week. The computer I am now using to write this post! Yay! The Leopard and I have been sharing his laptop for over a year now, which has been okay, but it'll be really nice to have one with all my own settings and set-up and I'm pretty sure The Leopard feels the same way.
Thoughts on how I'm going to organize my photos and documents, and on what photo editing program I'm going to use (I'm considering Picnik at the moment, but am open to suggestions) have also led me to re-evaluate what I'm doing with this blog. Specifically, my Creative Goals Monday posts, which I feel have really been stagnating lately. The fact that I've missed two weeks is pretty telling too. I think the idea of posting weekly creative goals was originally a good one and it did help me meet my more general goals, but the format is getting to be quite repetitive. And I figure that if I'm getting bored with writing the posts, the people who are reading posts are probably getting bored too. The other thing I didn't really like about the 'CG Monday' format is that the completed projects I wrote about in my Monday posts often felt like 'by the way' additions; they didn't get the attention I wanted to give to them. So I've decided to change things up a bit. I'm going to stop posting about weekly goals, and will instead provide semi-regular updates on how I'm doing in meeting my Creative Goals for 2009. As you can see, I've got lots of work to do on those! I'm still going to have weekly creative goals, but I'll mostly keep those to myself or make The Leopard hold me to them (he can be as good at nagging as I can). I still plan on posting on Mondays as much as possible, but the topics will be varied. I have an idea or two for semi-regular features that I might introduce in the future, but for now I'm happy to keep things more organic and have Friday I'm in Love as the only weekly feature.
So that's the plan for now. I'd love to hear what you, my readers, think about this change and/or about anything you like or dislike about this blog. Please leave comments below or in any other post. Thanks! :)
I feel like I've been going through a lot of change and experiencing a lot of new beginnings lately. Sometimes it feels a bit tumultuous, like the crazy storm we had last week. But even storms can bring good things. For example:
So I'm hopeful that things are going to settle down soon. I wouldn't even mind if it brought a lot of colour with it.