Thursday, January 5, 2012

Blog Dare First Five Days

a mom blog community

Yeah, I know, I'm playing catch-up. Whatever.

Sunday, January 1, 2012
My social media goals for 2012.

My numbers are still relatively small, making a bold statement such as "double the number of followers I have on GFC and FB" is not really that huge of an achievevement. Doubling the number would put me in the 250 range.

I would like to engage in hosting and writing more guest posts. Maybe guest-writing a post one month, then having a guest post on my blog the next, and so on.

Monday, January 2, 2012
A look back at 2011.
I blogged and wrote more in 2011 than I have before, but was still not very disciplined in my practice. I started NaNoWriMo, but did not finish...but that's better than in years past.

My mother passed away in late March at the age of 87. We bought a 2nd vehicle, because it was getting harder and harder to stuff two teenage boys and their tween sister into the back seat of a 2-door Ford Escort. My oldest child turned 15. I turned 50. And now that I got my hair cut from waist-length to shoulder-length, my gray hairs really show through. About the only other thing of note was having an operation on my left knee after getting kicked in the knee at work in 2010.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Bucket List Update

I don't think I've accomplished anything on my list yet, so I'll just recap a few of my favorites, in no particular order:

1. Visit Scotland.
2. Act in a Shakespeare play.
3. Drive a Jaguar XJ-S (owning one would be nice, but I could dine out on driving a friend's Jag one time. )
4. Own a home for my family.
5. Read every major religious text.

Wednesday, January4, 2012
What I should have bought this holiday season.

A new laptop would have been nice. The keyboard on this one is possessed. I can't count the pages of material I've lost because the cursor jumps and all of a sudden 5 lines are gone. This post has taken me at least an hour, two drafts saved (I remember only 1) and an accidental posting of partially-finished writing. Ugh.

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Something lost...

I'd like to say my sanity...but that is hardly news. Unfortunately, I have the dubious talent of being able to have things disappear 5 seconds after I put them down. But it gives me an idea for a book..."14,000 Things I Have Lost".


  1. Happy 2012! My laptop does the same thing. Ugh!

    Good luck with your goals this year. A good way to get through those religious texts, I've found, is to listen on MP3 while doing household chores, or in the car. You sound like you actually want to read them though - more power to you!

    I keep mission and vision statements for my blog in my About tab. I read it once or twice a week to help keep my focus.

    The Google followers thing is tricky. My old blog had 75, which was a lot for me. But I found only 4 of them regularly read it and left comments, so those cute little squares on my sidebar weren't a real reflection of my readership. I don't know if it is like that for everyone or just me.

  2. Good for you for catching up. :)

    I hope you reach your goals. I created my list and refer back to it when things seem to be slowing down for a pick me up.

    I agree with Moonbeams with the GFC. Just because you have a certain amount of followers, doesn't really mean each of them interact. I'd rather have 5 follower who read and interact.. than 5k and never know who's doing what. But that's me.

    Thanks for posting.

  3. Great post! I'm a new follower from bloggy moms! My site is hope you can check it out! Look forward to reading more posts from you!

  4. Thank you for dropping by my site.
    I think I am just as good at losing things.

    And good luck with your goals. Happy new year.

  5. ha ha ha - LOVE THIS! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Blessings!