Monday, January 7, 2013

2012: A Year in Review (Part 1)

  • When you're writing a long blog post, save the html in a word or notepad file so you have it when your browser or blogger fails.
  • My blog calendar was awesome! I'm definitely keeping it up again this year.
  • At the beginning of the year, I was posting daily, if not twice daily. By the end of the year, I was posting much less frequently, but these posts were more personal, more thoughtful. I realized over the summer that I was no longer blogging for me but for increased readership. So I stopped Mosaic Monday and Project 52 and I switched from weekly to monthly forecasts. I want to continue this trend of blogging for me - things that make me happy, things I want to remember. After browsing through Mosaic Mondays from the beginning of the year, I may start them again, once a month or something. We'll see. I also want to revamp my blog a bit, change the colours, the banner, etc. Slowly, as I find time.
  • I didn't take that many photos of everyday things, family or nature, especially the second half of the year. I want to change that this year. I want to use my camera more. 
  • Looking at photos of our old place in Hamilton makes me feel strange... odd that I can't go back there, that the place technically doesn't exist anymore (as it was in those photos). Change is rough, but I'm glad I'll always have those photos... which is just another reason to break my camera out more often this year!
As you may have caught from my first lesson learned, I had a much longer blog post prepared for today, but somehow, blogger wasn't saving it every time I pressed save. So.... back to the drawing board, here's a better version of my year in review! The month-by-month recap will be rewritten for a later date. 

Next up - a year in photos (also in part 1 and part 2).

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