I'm glad I decided to participate in this exercise - I found having a set goal (and an end in sight) really helpful. I don't plan to continue posting every day. I have, however, decided to set myself a few goals for the blog for the next few months:
- I would like to blog three times a week - I am thinking Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If I have more to say, I will certainly blog more often, but otherwise, I think three days a week is manageable.
- I want to write a couple of tutorials. One, a skills tutorial, for something I have done a lot of times and think maybe I have some tips that would be useful to others. I know that seeing other bloggers' methods for doing things has helped me get started on projects I was otherwise intimidated by. The other, a tutorial on how to make something I have designed myself, that doesn't require any special tools (other than the usual rotary cutter, mat, and straight ruler), and that uses fabric efficiently. Yeah, gotta design that thing first...
- I have enjoyed getting to know more people out there in the quilt blogging world. Thanks so much to everyone who has left me a comment - some of you feel like friends already (I think you know who you are). I want to keep up with that, so will be looking to participate in more swaps, quilt-alongs, etc. I am currently participating in the Scrappy Swap and am enjoying how active and positive the group is.
This is my selection of fabric for the handmade item for the Scrappy Swap. I have started sewing, but I can't show what I have made yet, as it would totally give my partner away at this point.
Does anyone else set goals for their blog? If you are happy to share, I would love to hear them.