Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ideas for the New Year

Ever felt like you're a bit undecided but KNOW that you need to take a direction and pursue it?

I am still contemplating what changes that I really need to make.

I'm sort of feeling, "out with the old, in with the new." The first change, you can see: I have changed the format of my blog. It's the new year and a perfect time to make changes. Besides this format change, there will be a few more blog changes soon. I would like to make a three column presentation, just haven't finished with everything yet.

I've been blogging for more than a year now, and I want to customize my writing to reflect who I am. I may have to dig deep to find just who that is and to find my voice, in the midst of all the bloggy creativeness out there, but find my voice I will. Sometimes in the past, I have taken my lead from what others are doing, i.e. Wordless Wednesdays. I soon ran out of cute pictures to post. I tried doing a Tuesday Proverb, although I still think this is a good idea, it was really the wrong day of the week for me. Maybe Monday would be better. Still thinkin'.

I want to wander about my mind for creativeness that has been hidden. I want to journey around the despair and disappointment that stifles, and be completely surprised by inspiration that lies dormant. I want to present a beautiful blog that is an inspiration to others, that's not just common place. It will take some effort, I know, but it is an adventure worth taking.

So, I hope that you will bear with me as I begin quieting myself, listening to my spirit, and becoming self-honest to see where this journey will take us. Perhaps you will see yourself in my words or in the pictures of my work that I chose to present in this blog. And hopefully, over time, you will begin to see the things for which I strive.


Marlene said...

Linda, I am also struggling with what I want my blog to be...That is tough for me as I find my mood changes frequently and I can't settle into a rythem. I can't even decide what medium to use for my work I enjoy them all so my work is eclectic and maybe not so recognizable as mine...hmmm must think about that. Good Luck!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Have fun with the changes - and we'll come along for the ride!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Can't wait to see what you have in store for us for the new year :)

Anitra Cameron said...

Good luck with your changes and plans! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do.

I've thought about Wordless Wednesdays, too. The ease of not needing to write anything--so tempting! But I don't always even come up with a photo for my Friday Fence Posts, so I probably won't give myself another photo assignment, lol.

I'll be checking in to see all the changes. =oD

Kathleen said...

I am excited to see what direction you will go =) I love the new look to your blog! I'll be praying for you =)

roflol - I am too wordy to do wordless Wednesday... so I have started a "Wednesday's Words" =p I am working on some other new features, too, as well as some changes. I think our writing shows our growth as well as our personalities.

I love your blog, Marlene =) I always feel like I have visited with you when I have gone there! I think that too much 'order' and 'sameness' can be stifiling, too. I think that people like a litte variety now and then - just my idea =p

Splendid Little Stars said...

awesome, Linda! And you will do it, too! So glad we get to be privy to it!