Welcome to 2013, friends! I hope you celebrated in style! True to form, I stayed in and watched episodes of HIMYM before falling asleep early - which, in all honesty was absolutely perfect and just what I needed! Today, however, was filled with fun and friends and (lots of) food, so Claire and I both did our fair share of celebrating!
I've been thinking lately about this blog and how much it has changed over the past few years. When I started out, I really had absolutely no idea of what I was doing. Some days I still feel that way, actually. For awhile, I put a lot of time into promoting and giveaways and product reviews and advertising and blah blah blah, but all that brought was a great deal of frustration. Thanks to a good friend, I remembered why I started this blog in the first place: to create a journal of my life with Claire. I want to be able to look back some day and remember all of the fun we've had, all the lessons I've learned through her, and especially all of the love and laughter she's brought to my life. There is enough seriousness in life, and this blog, for the most part, allows me to document stories that counteract that.
That being said, my blogging goals for 2013 definitely include staying true to my original purpose. Others are:
-- less Instagram pics and more professional photos of Claire and friends
-- go to this year's BarkWorld conference with Katie, Neely, Lauren&Paige, Lauren and Joey, and Blake
-- have more people write guest posts and/or start a series
-- create a new design
-- if there is a conflict with blogging time and quality time (with Claire, with friends, with Claire AND friends), let quality time win every time.
What are some of your goals for 2013, related to blogging or otherwise?