If I chose one single resolution for 2013 it would be to blog often and to blog well. Blogging has been a consistent joy in my life. It's pushed me to learn a lot; take lots of pictures, which I've thoroughly enjoyed and through it I've met some of the nicest people in my life. It's as though I'm going to a fun party when I blog. I don't know who I will meet or what the topic of conversation will be, but I know both will be (en)joyable, and life is too short to skip fun parties.
And to blog well...One of the great joys of blogging is finding a writing voice that is authentically mine. I've spent close to forty years writing either for other people's signature or in the official style of government agencies. I've written letters, brochure copy, newsletters and now, I've added copy for our agency website. It's been a wonderful opportunity and I am very grateful that I have been able to incorporate writing into my professional life. But it hasn't been my voice. Over the years my voice got lost and I've so enjoyed finding it again. I want to strengthen it and use it. It has been a gift of this blog.
Moving forward I have two specific blog intentions. I hope to do a blog redesign and appreciate any suggestions for designers that you may have worked with. The second is that I will be attending BlogHer '13 in Chicago this summer and am already looking forward to three days of all-blogging discussion. Midwestern bloggers, please think about joining me. It is a terrific time.
Several folks asked about what states I have yet to visit. They are (in no particular order) Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Anyone want company? Just kidding -- sort of!
Today was all-spy movie Saturday. I saw both "Argo" and "Skyfall." Enjoyed both very much. As a footnote, I'm a long time James Bond fan, and am so enjoying Daniel Craig as Bond.
Hope you found lots to enjoy today and that your Sunday is warm and cozy.