a fresh start

A new year, a fresh start. I seriously neglected blogging last year and I paid the price for it with less comments to the posts I did publish and less traffic to my website. I'm going to try to do better this year.

The problem for me, and likely for most bloggers, too, is coming up with ideas for posts. In my case, I always feel that I need to say something important, or at least something worth saying. And when I can't find my voice, I don't say anything at all. But, maybe I'm over thinking the whole thing (I'll admit that I do that...a lot). Maybe it's enough to say a few words or post a photo with no words at all. Maybe each post doesn't have to be such a big deal. I'm working on that.

Some other resolutions are to start working my way through the pile of half-finished and not-yet-started embroidery projects in my studio. I'm really good at starting things—choosing colors, planning the stitching, etc.—but not so good at the home stretch part. With all this snow we've been having (more so far this year than the entire winter last year), curling up indoors with needle and floss doesn't sound half bad.

I'd also like to offer some new products on my website this year. I'm still sourcing materials and making prototypes so I won't say too much about them just yet. But I will be adding new embroidery patterns very soon.

Happy New Year to you all!


Linens Lace and Lattes said...

I totally agree with your comments about thinking that I have to have something 'important' to say before I post and I am really bad about reading and not commenting. I am going to do better at both this year. AND I will tell you that even though I did not comment much on your posts last year, I DID get excited when I saw a new post come through from you! Happy New Year.
linens lace and lattes

janet said...

Thanks, Deb, for reading and getting excited about my posts! And for reminding me that a big part of blogging is making connections. I haven't been good about reading other blogs and commenting either. I know that helps but I'm just so busy most days. And there are so many wonderful blogs out there!