What is a Mulligan? Well…..A mulligan is a Golf term meaning a “do over” . It’s when you do not like the shot you took and want another shot without a penalty. I would like you to give me a mulligan, if you please…without penalty. I’ll explain.
I am a Pinterest fiend. I love it. When you first start pining , you are overwhelmed with great ideas and the awesome bloggers who are doing them! Most of the things I have seen on Pinterest are not new to me. I am a mature woman with life experience and a five page resume’ ! (That’s the short version). I learned many DIY skills from my large family. The Bloggers did look like they were having so much fun! I wanted to have fun too and share all the things I have learned while building a five page resume’. Then I found this pin…….
If you are Pinterpated like I am, you have seen the pins that state”You can be blogging in only 10 minutes!” I took the bate ! I came up with my blog name, found a host site, picked a free theme….Now what? Oh! and all that took hours…..but that is just the beginning. Once you have your “blog”, there are a million and one technical things you have to do to make it look and act the way you want it. Unless you are a techie, and know code, you will spend months trying to figure out to make all the bells and whistles work. Now if you can afford to, you can hire a Blog Designer but they are very, very expensive.
Now once I start something, I can’t quite till I have achieved perfection. I was hooked and I was going to forge ahead! Tenacity is my greatest/worse trait. It can be a double edge sword. I thought I new exactly what I wanted to blog about….everything! I soon found that was not a good idea! I had so many topics I wanted to blog about that I was overwhelmed and unable to focus on one project at a given time. This has made for sporadic posts. I finally found where a blogger said that you should have at least 10 posts completed before you launch your blog ! That would have been great info to have had then!
The Catch !
I launched this blog December 31st, 2015. It is something I find very satisfying. Truth is that I have had to spend most of this year tweaking my blog than actually blogging. I do not yet have the exact look that I want as finding the right theme is like a needle in a hay stack but through trial and error, I know what I am looking for. It was definitely a time for learning. Learning how to work all the bells and whistles on the tech side. What content I wanted to give my readers that would benefit them most and they would find interesting and entertaining while being true to who I am. Finding a rhythm for posting and a schedule for executing the actual projects all while running my home and my time consuming furniture business.
This is my first post in a month because I took my “mulligan”, or do over, or step back and assess, whatever you want to call it. I looked hard at what I had to say. What you want to hear, how to make it all work and do it well. I have stream lined my categories and simplified my blog layout so it will be easier for you to find what you are looking for. I have drafted posts and worked out a schedule for my daily routine so that i am not always feeling like I should be doing one thing while I am doing another. I know you know that feeling!
Thank You !
I want to thank you for sticking in there and not jumping ship while I pull this together! There are going to be lots of interesting things coming up on the blog and I am thrilled you will be here to share them! As a special thanks to current subscribers only….no newbies on this one! I am offering a $25.00 gift card drawing for Michaels Crafts to one of you. Just in time for holiday decorating! Just let me know that you have hung in there by commenting on any blog post from now till October 14th. Nothing more to do! I’ll put you in the drawing! Also, I am posting This week two Original fall Printable’s for new subscribers and you are receiving the direct URL to it in this e-mail so don’t miss it! It will be bright Orange! These will be beautiful printed in 8 x 10 on nice stock and framed! My special thanks to you for allowing me to take that Mulligan!