Now this may sound a little ‘negative’, but my one word for 2012 is going to be:
Why? Because 2011 was all about me saying “YES”. Especially with regard to blogging.
In 2011 I had four separate blogs (yes FOUR!) and was writing for two others. I took up every single opportunity that was presented to me – both blog and non-blog related. It was like I was a commitment addict – frantically saying ‘yes’ to everything that was offered just in case I might regret saying ‘no’ down the track.
Fast forward to now and I have a slightly better handle on just exactly what I want to spend my days doing. I am in the enviable position of being able to make good money doing things I love (like designing and writing) in the offline world. So I don’t need to go all crazy in this online world having four blogs and trying to get them to a level where I can monetise them. I don’t need to read every article about building a readership and writing e-books and having a newsletter and placement of “sign up now” buttons.
In 2012, blogging for me is going to be good, clean, no pressure FUN! I still want to inspire and motivate and share beautiful thoughts and images with people – but I am dropping the relentless schedule.
This is also what I hope for LIFE in 2012.
2010 and 2011 were pretty crap as far as years go but I have been working hard over the last few months to simplify my life and get my priorities straight. I reckon 2012 is going to kick a bit of ass so long as I hold true to the mantras below: