Marianne posted yesterday 'Looking back and forward' which made me think about how my crafting and blogging has changed over the last year and will possibly change over the next year.
Part way through last year I started to blog on Wednesdays rather than several times a week. Some weeks I only posted one card and other weeks I posted several - these are all cards that I am entering into blog challenges. I found it easier to set aside time to blog weekly rather than putting myself under any pressure to post more often. These Wednesday posts will continue this year.
Towards the end of last year I also started to post on Sundays - these are non-cardmaking crafts. Okay, some may be cross stitch that I've made into a card - but I won't be entering any challenges with these posts. A lot of the items I'll be adding are knitted accessories or cross stitch as I've rekindled my love of these crafts. It's also easier to take knitting or cross stitch with me when we're away in Cali. I also want to try new crafts and will be attending some different workshops this year.
I stepped down from the three Design Teams I was on. This was a difficult decision as I enjoyed working with the teams but I needed to create more time for myself. The reason for this is that in October I started to sell on Folksy. Previously I've sold to family and friends but thought it's about time to dip my toe in the water with online selling. I made a couple of online sales before Christmas and am looking at developing my Folksy shop this year. I also hope to do a craft fair later in the year and several blogging friends have kindly offered to give me some advice - I'm sure I'll be taking them up on their offers later in the year.
I only use Facebook for my crafting and will continue to post on Wednesdays and Sundays (when I remember!) adding photos of the crafts on my blog. I'll also be adding various items that I've listed on Folksy too.
One of the reasons that my crafting time has been reduced is because I've joined a different gym where they run a lot of 'Seniors' exercise classes. These classes are a little more gentle than the regular classes, although they're still challenging! Up to now I've enjoyed Functional Fit, Kettlebells and Studio Stride as well as starting a new yoga class and gym programme. More exercise time means less crafting time, but I do enjoy the classes and one of my 2020 targets is to get fitter.
I hope 2020 will be a good year for everyone.