Taking Stock

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I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s and, especially, New Year’s Eve. The expectations involved with getting dressed up, going out, spending too much, drinking even more–those days are behind me. This year I am planning on spending it alone, surrounded by my different journals, prepping for 2015.

I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Life, and the holidays, have been a blur this year. Plus, I find as I get older, I miss the people who aren’t here any more with a more pronounced ache. I am still one of the luckiest people I know, with a wonderful life. But I need to be mindful of thinking about more actively. I blogged about “Finding Joy” on Wicked Cozy Authors, and that is one of my resolutions. The others are the reasons for the various journals. (BTW, Diane and Wendy had great posts on New Years resolutions.)

Notebooks for the new year! Clockwise–Plot Perfect notebook for Book…

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Getting Your New Blog Off on the Right Foot: Setting Up House

Happy Blogging 2015

The Daily Post

In this post from The Daily Post archives, Michelle walks us through the basics of getting your blog all spruced up for the new year and its onslaught of visitors.

Congratulations, it’s a blog!

It’s December 31st, the new year starts in a few hours, and we know what that means: lots of you are starting your first blogs, and many more are re-committing yourselves to blogs you already have. The next few weeks here on The Daily Post are all about tips and tools to help you kick off your blog resolutions (blogolutions? resoblogs?), starting with a two-day crash course.

Even if you’ve been blogging for a while, it’s worth revisiting the building blocks — there’s always room for improvement. And if you want a blogging immersion, check out Blogging 101: Zero to Hero, our intro-level course on all things blogging-related, which starts Monday, January 5.

Okay, enough yakking…

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