Changes to Upcoming Changes

I have been doing a lot of soul searching as we head into 2013 trying to figure out what the best approach is for me in 2013. You see, I have this undying passion for all things art journal and I find that I keep spreading myself too thin trying to share this love with the world. In 2013, I want to be different — not spread too thin, able to keep up with all of the different websites that I manage, and able to deliver quality content on-time without stress. Sooooo…

That means I need to make changes to the previous post entitled “Upcoming Changes!” In order for me to do what is spelled out in that post, it would require a lot of time and effort on my part, especially with ensuring that I visit all of the linked posts each week and comment. That along with 5 art classes I will be taking starting January 1st, and the two other websites that need my attention would be too much. I would have again managed to spread myself too thin. Rather than do that and possibly end up with an erratic posting “schedule” here, I have decided to turn this WordPress blog into a Vlog.

For those of you who haven’t heard the term “vlog” before, it is a video blog — a blog such as this one that is “written” via videos. You video yourself talking about whatever — or in this case I will be making videos of myself as I work in my M.O.M. Journal — and then post them to your blog, usually without any additional text other then a brief blurb about what the video contains (3 – 5 sentences). My M.O.M. Journal is my MAP of Memories Journal. MAPs are “More-Art-Pages” — a term I coined this year (2012) to describe how I create and keep the daily art pages in my art journal. This is what I will be vlogging about in 2013 — my M.O.M. Journal.

I am striving to journal every day in 2013, a goal I haven’t quite reached although I journal about 300 of the 365 days in a year. This coming year, I’m setting the goal to make it all 365 days with art pages each day. Vlogging the journey will help me to accomplish that goal. Sooooo…starting on January 1, 2013, I will attempt to do a vlog post every day. To help me meet this daily vlogging schedule, the videos I post will be raw and unedited. By that I mean that you may hear the cat and dog wrestling in the background, or the boys playing and watching television. You may hear conversations between myself and my husband, children, or furry housemates. I may unknowingly burst out into song before realizing my terrible singing is being recorded. It is raw, from the heart, and no holds barred… That will allow me to alleviate the stress and time consuming task of editing videos — I can record and post…done!

It is my hope that you join me in 2013 for this journey! I am excited to get started and our first video will be of me creating my journal cover. I am using an altered book for my 2013 MOM Journal and am in love with it!! The first vlog post will be posted on this coming Tuesday, January 1, 2013 — New Year’s Day.

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