New Year, New Outlook and New Goals
1 Jan, 2019

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

I hope that you are all well and that the festive period was a good one for you.

Back to it reality then, I suppose.

Of course, it’s now the time of year for the phrase new year, new me to be thrown around, that is of course up until mid-January (if you’re lucky) when we then realise that our will power isn’t really up to much, or that it’s a lot of money which can be spent and enjoyed elsewhere.

I’ve decided that I am going to start all of that next month. Research the best places to go. Get myself organised and see where I can fit everything in. Don’t know in which order yet but I’ll get it sorted!

Goals

Regarding my jewellery making, I’m going to make a really good go of it this year.

Mine are:

  • Get my blog up and running
  • Set up my shop – here and on Etsy
  • Getting a mailing list and publishing a type of newsletter
  • Setting up an Youtube channel
  • Attending more craft fairs
Blog

The blog aspect of my website and plan isn’t a completely new venture for me. I did write one a few years ago on Blogger/blogspot.co.uk, but sadly it fizzled out. It was that I found it difficult to find things to blog/write about. What I am going to do though, is to copy and paste my previous blogs from that site (and then shut the page down – if that is at all possible) to help inspire me to blog about other subjects.

If you – dear reader – have any suggestions as to what I can blog about, whether it is jewellery themed, craft themed or even something else, please leave your suggestions on the comments of this particular blog post. Any help/ideas is very much appreciated.

Youtube

Another goal I’ve set myself this year and to hopefully complete by the end of it, is to set up an Youtube channel. This way I can then visualise my blogs and maybe do some tutorials; how to make basic jewellery, etc. Of course, I won’t give away all my secrets in my jewellery making, but your thoughts on this too would be greatly appreciated.

Mailing list/Newsletter

As for the mailing list and a type of newsletter, it would include craft fair dates, Facebook or Instagram competitions, coupons for my shop, first refusals of items before they go on general sale and quite possibly a ‘mini blog’. This could maybe alternate with the blog? Blog one week and the newsletter the week after?

Craft Fairs

This is a common goal for those who are in the craft fair circle. I’m already booked on a few. Pop over to my Events page and have a look. My main aim is to look for fairs and not to let them pass me by. Which tends to be the case: I find out about them too near to get booked onto them, even during the event or after it.

I did attend a large craft fair in Leyland last year but it wasn’t for me. It’s tried and tested and put down to experience. Again, I might try to get myself booked onto another large fair and give it a go.

 

So this is my plan, my new outlook and new goals for 2019.