1/4/10

Happy 600th Post and 2010, Goal Number Three


When I informed Brett one of my 2010 goals was to blog everyday, I think I saw him flinch. So, I restated my goal to having something posted on my blog every day, although some of them would be written two or three at a time and then set to publish later. He was better with that.

I've realized keeping a blog not only keeps me sane and documents pieces of my family's life, it keeps me creative. It provides that challenge to always be thinking of new ideas, techniques, and resources to bring into my work while sharing it with you. The other challenge is drawing borders around that time so that I don't let it sneak into family time, personal time, or even creating time. It will always be a challenge.

So, I'm pairing this goal with getting all of us on loose schedules to help with our daily rhythm at home. It will include earlier bedtimes for all, morning routines that we'll stick to even when all I want to do is let Sebastian play another PBSkids.org game so I can get something else finished, and mealtimes that will take place at the dinner table. This means keeping the dinner table cleared of paperwork and crafty messes. And that's another goal for another day...

Feel free to ask me about this in a few weeks. I promise I won't leave you a mean comment about minding your own business and remembering that creative souls have a hard time staying organized. HA!

My new motto needs to be 'Fewer excuses in 2010'.

xoxo,
Rachel

27 comments:

Impressions Of My Life At The Moment said...

This goal is wonderful, plus I have a little love affair with your blog!

Laurie Anne said...

Wow 600 posts! I'm almost at 100 :)
For selfish reasons { I LOVE your blog} I hope that you conquer your goal! Happy New Year! xx

Kim said...

GREAT GOALS!!! can't wait to follow you as you work on them!!

Leigh-Ann said...

Congratulations on 600th post rachel!! I'm excited for your new goal, I check everyday :) love you :)
Tip: start posts as drafts to be posted when done, then add to them (and paste links) as you think of things and you'll have a few posts half ready :)

penny threads. said...

great goals! i totally need fewer excuses in 2010 and lots more structure...though you know us creatives...lol!

michelle said...

i dig the new motto...mind if i adopt it? :]

Margot said...

Great idea, I have the same goal!

katie said...

congrats on your 600th post! that's awesome! i truly adore your blogs, and i'm happy you'll be posting something everyday!

<3katie

Robin said...

Happy 600!

Mandi said...

I totally agree. Blogging has made me into a more creative person. I try to blog every day, but sometimes I just don't have anything to say, and I figure people would rather hear nothing from me than hear crap.... So I let those days slip between the cracks. :)

Pinkrabbit said...

I love your blog and am also glad that you will be posting everyday. I just started a blog and hope to post once a week at least.

Good luck lady!

Riah said...

I like the idea of more blog posts!

cococricketsmama said...

Yay to 600 posts! Impressive! I'm going to try to check in everyday!
And i love the video on Flickr of your little sweetpea! I LOVE those baby giggles! Miss it...

Toni Brockliss said...

Happy 600th post! So glad you are here everyday.

I love your goals. x

Gingiber said...

Good luck on this! I struggle with posting daily as well!

erinsunday said...

I love that you love your family so much! I hope that you are able to accomplish everything you dream up for this year.

Congrats on your 600th post! That is so awesome! :)

Clare said...

I think that less excuses in 2010 is probably the best bit of advice I could follow this year! Good luck keeping up with the daily posting. I look forward to reading them all!

Heather said...

After reading your post I promptly told my husband that the reason I have a pile of papers next to my side of the bed that I have yet to sort through is because I am a creative soul an that I am supposed to be un-organized....he didnt buy it :( LOL

I like this goal of yours because I just love reading your blog. Happy 600 posts!!!!

jari spry said...

so true! about the fewer excuses in 2010. that's been me too! NO MORE! :D

Allyson said...

good new goal and great motto! Shoot, I need to adopt that attitude to achieve my goals this year.

Erin Conrad said...

oh i love this. and your blog. and could not agree more with you about how blogs help us document, share, balance, drive us crazy and keep us sane :)

homemade grits said...

i couldn't agree with you more. it's sort of an accountability and it's so encouraging when you get instant feedback on something from someone other than your husband. just love your little family and reading your blog! cheers!

OpaqueSkies said...

scheduled posts is a very nice feature

Cassie-Lee said...

Fewer excuses - me too! It's so hard though, trying to balance all the creative fantasies with the realities of parenting and running a house. Sometimes you find the time then realise you don't have the energy to go with it :) I've been doing the same as you, coming up with schedules and time savers for the year ahead - all you can do is try!

Sugar Sweet Sunshine said...

Love the goals! I have some of the same myself. I especially love the dinner table one! Congrats on your 600th post!!

Bekka said...

No excuses is a great idea! I've been trying to blog more...6 days into the new year, and I've managed to blog everyday! Best of luck with your goals!

Michelle said...

Very cool goals! Mine is to edit photos in a very short time after I've taken them.