I want to post a quick update on my goals for September. There are only six days left on the month — whoa — and here I am, still swamped. The thing is, in retrospect, the goals I set for September were a) really vague, b) heavily blog-related and c) clearly influenced by the heat and some serious lack of confidence in my ability to get shit done in a timely manner. That lack of confidence was based on circumstances, half of which still apply, and, well, reality. But one accomplishes a lot more when one feels capable of accomplishing it, at least when ‘one’ is me, and I feel a lot more functional now than I did before the summer heat broke.
The point is, I have accomplished my goals of participating in Travel Tuesday and Blogtember, keeping up with Weekly Wishes and Friday Loves, putting up some videos, and shooting a few outfits for the 30×30 remix challenge (though I haven’t put up the list of garments I picked). I’ve also settled on running my closet cosplay linkup on my own to start with, and I have two showcase posts (with mini interviews and photos I’ve already edited) waiting to be written. That leaves me with goal #7, crafting, arguably the most important thing on the list despite its vagueness.
So I’m revamping my list, and extending it to fall.
Earlier this year, some friends of a friend of a friend launched a site called Challenge Accepted. Challenge Accepted is a web-based productivity tool that structures your to-do list as though your life is a roleplaying game. Tasks are organized into quests which can then be grouped into odysseys. For each task you complete, you gain points that allow you to go up levels and unlock random happenings. On each task, you can set the difficulty level, skills and attributes required, which determines how many points you win for the overall rankings as well as add points to your skill and attribute charts. You can see my profile here, though I admit I’ve been slacking on using the site lately so it’s a bit out of date.
Challenge Accepted also runs a weekly challenge called the Raz Challenge, where one of the site’s pet owls dares you to do something. This week’s Raz Challenge? Set a goal for yourself. I settled on one last week, but I’m not sure how I’m going to set it up on my quest log yet, so I’m going to share it here first:
→ I will be done with all LHP Collection campaign rewards by November 8.
November 8 is my birthday — I’ll be turning 24 — so it’s not a completely random date… not that there would have been anything wrong with that.
→ I will have completed all open product photography and graphic design orders by October 31st.
Revisions/reshoots not included.
→ My graphic design shop will have a full page of listings by October 15.
This should not be that hard given the length of the list of things I want to offer. Plus I have 40 free listings, so I don’t even have to think about listing fees. The goal above will give me examples to show in my listings and my portfolio, too.
→ My portfolio will be up and running by November 30. So will my CraftLaunch store.
Seriously, that coming soon sign needs to go.
→ I will sell 50 listings by December 21.
If I accomplish all of the above, there will be plenty of listings for customers to find and buy, so this shouldn’t be that horribly difficult. Besides, it’s holiday season. I’m still not sure how to go about achieving this kind of number goal, but I’m giving it a go as per my weekly wish.
On that note but extending the timeframe to winter, I would like to have 1,000 followers on Twitter and 300 on Bloglovin by the end of the year. Is that too ambitious? Not enough? Weigh in, oh wise those of you who have been blogging for longer than a month.
…hey, this blog turned one month old on September 18! Happy blogiversary to me.
* Linking up with Angie!
I’m celebrating fall with Christine from Life With A Side of Coffee with an awesome group giveaway. You can win ad space, a gift card to Target and shop credit to several stores! I’m offering a $20 gift certificate valid towards graphic design work, product photography, phone cases, or fine art prints. And if you’d prefer to pre-order an item from my photo-printed fashion collection, I’m also open to discussing that!
Head on over to Christine’s blog for a full list of the goodies up for grabs, and enter there or through the Rafflecopter widget below!