This week's Finish the Sentence Friday prompt is "My blogging goals for this year are..."
This seems like such a ridiculous thing to say, but I've never really been a goal-oriented type of person. I guess it's the pessimist in me, but as far as I'm concerned, if I get out of bed and manage to put one foot in front of the other every day, I'm doing pretty darn good! And since I work from home most of the week, I get bonus points for actually changing out of my jammies.
When it comes to my blog, there are things I would like to do ...
- Post more regularly
- Increase traffic/readers
- Update my page in terms of tech/visual
- Become more proficient with social media
- Improve my photo skills
The thing is, none of that is really all that important to me. I enjoy playing in the kitchen, I enjoy sharing what I do in the kitchen with anyone who might be interested, I really enjoy interacting with those people online through comments and e-mails, I have fun receiving cookbooks and other things to check out and review, and I especially have fun participating in challenges.
That's the thing - I enjoy/have fun blogging. I'm not here for the stress so many others seem to put themselves through. I don't expect to ever become the next Ree Drummond or Bakerella, so goals really seem beside the point. If someone is interested in what I have to say and tunes in to see what I've been cooking/baking lately, I don't really think they'll be all that concerned with my stat count or whether I make my own memes. They'll be wondering if I've made something they want to try and will hopefully appreciate (despite the quality or lack thereof) the photos guiding them through the steps.
Another reason I'm not blogging goal oriented is that I tend to suffer from CPADD - Computer-Prompted ADD. I'll be looking up something like how to add social networking icons to my site, and before I know it, I'm somehow reading all about how the White Wagtail is the national bird of Latvia. It appears that my fingers are as stream-of-conscious as my sleep-deprived brain. I never know where they'll take me next on the internet, but it's usually not that code I was trying to find ... what was that for again? Oh, that reminds me, I wanted to look up ... argh!!
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Janine ~ http://www.janinehuldie.com
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