First of all, I want to connect to you all more. So, I've created some networking links along the left side of the blog. Not only are there links to my e-mail, my RSS feed, and my Instagram account, but I've linked you to my brand new Made on Main Facebook page! Awesome, right? If you haven't already, go on over and "like" the page so you can stay up to date with posts and other awesomeness!
Next, you may have noticed a few references to sponsors, both along the tabs here and on the left just below my social networking links. I absolutely think we bloggers and creators should all support each other, and now I've created space to do that. My only sponsor currently is Shutterchic Photography, an AMAZING portrait photography business run by one of my closest friends out of Fort Collins, Colorado (check it out, ASAP). I would love to be sponsored by anyone with a creative, cool business.
I would also love to be a button-swapper with your blogs! I've seen other blogs structure swaps for month-long units, and I think that would be a great start for my swapping-needs. Let me know if you're interested!
Now, as promised, here are some of my blog goals for 2012:
1) Incorporate reader feedback. If you really like (or very much dislike) some of my posts/schedule/way of writing tutorials let me know! I want to create a blog that keeps you all coming back for more, and I can only do that if you tell me how you're feeling. Feel free to be as vocal as possible!
2) Keep it real. Holy cow, have I failed at a project a time or two! In my first few months I really felt like I only needed to post my perfect projects so you would all think I was really on top of my game. Then I realized some of my greatest learning experiences have come from my failures. Therefore, every once in a while I might share a few recent fails just to tell you what I've learned. It can't hurt to spread the knowledge, right?
3) Be open to change. I'm still trying to work out the kinks of making this blog successful and exciting for you readers, and that takes lots of adjusting. I've had a post or two that I was super excited to share, and then they kind of failed. I've also tried to create schedules a few times, and some have worked, while others have totally bombed. Guess what? That's just one of the fun game associated with writing a blog! I get to keep tweaking things until you and I both find something that really works!
So in honor of goal 2, let me know what you think about all of this. Are there things about this blog you'd love to see stay the same or things you're not so hot about? What are some of your goals this year? Thanks for stopping by!