Monday, November 29, 2010

My 21 Day Challenge

Well, I was supposed to begin my 21 day challenge for blog and business a week ago when I returned from being out of town. I returned on Sunday, slept all day Monday, worked 10 hours each on Tuesday and Wednesday, then came Thanksgiving and the weekend. Which all brings me to today. I am not looking back and feeling bad about putting this off. I am just beginning on a different date.

My challenge will be December 1 through December 21--- 21 days. I have spent time thinking about how to define this challenge and think it will have to remain somewhat undefined. This is not meant to be evasive, it's just that there is so much that can be done. There are two things I can define though. One is that I have to blog each night about what has been done that day. The second is that I will spend at least one hour daily doing whatever I do.

Some options for activities during this challenge include, and are not limited to;
*writing a blog post, other than just a report of the daily activity
*working on my online blog class
*creating photo stationary
*creating a web page or some type of online store
*creating another blog
*finalizing my business name
*reading at least one other blog daily

So there you have it. My goal for this, my first 21 day challenge, is to develop a habit of doing something every day with the belief that even an hour a day will move me forward toward my real goal of a successful blog and business.

So stay tuned, and consider joining me in creating your own 21 day challenge. Is there something you would like to see more progress in? Tell me about it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Part of composing a great picture in photography
is by focusing on your subject
eliminating the clutter in the scene.
It's not just what you get in the shot,
it's also what you keep out of it.
~ ~ ~
Part of composing a well lived life
is by focusing on what is important to you
eliminating the clutter.

It's not just what you keep in your life,
it's also what you keep out.
~ ~ ~
I am taking a little time to visit wild places.
To just "BE" and marvel at the wonder of life and nature.

Somehow, when I return from such places,
I am more whole, less cluttered.
better enabled to live well
focus on what is important
to create the picture of my life
that is consistant with my vision for it.

It's all part of my creative proces.
~ ~ ~
How do you focus on what is important?
How do you keep the clutter out-
or de-clutter if clutter has crept in?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blog School

This is just a quick "check in" post to track my efforts to do something every day for blog and business.  I have been looking at my pictures and taking some new ones when the moment and opportunity hit me.  In addition, I have been thinking up phrases I might use with the photos on stationary or a card.  That has been fun.

I have also been thinking about what/when I might begin my first real blog. Remember, this one is for practice and for tracking my progress for blog and business.  Problem is, I have become sort of stuck with this blog because it is more of a personal blog and not the kind I will likely begin and so there are things I have not tried here. There is more I would like to learn before I proceed.  I want to make the right impression the first time and do it right so I am stalled. So tonight I began going to online blog school.  No, really.  I have read some books, but I really like being able to hear and see someone explain how to do things,even if it is on video. Thanks, I am excited about this chance and hope it will help me to the next step.