Friday, January 15, 2010

Where am I Going -- More Importantly, How Will I Get There?

Two days in a row. Already a new blogging record. Checked out some blogs today. Just when I get interested, I look at the dates and the bloggers haven't posted for months.

Pictures are important to add interest to the blog. I need to get on this asap.

Bought a new knitting book today. Pints and Purls by Karida Collins and Libby Bruce. Good ideas for knitting projects but even better ideas to make my knitting a social event and make some new friends in the process. Something to ponder in the next few weeks.

Can't handle career and personal goals today...still unclear about it.

At least I ran yesterday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The 7th Blog is the Charm!

Here we go -- this is the seventh blog I've started and hopefully, this will have more than two posts. Last year, I started a blog to chronicle a year in my life while my husband was in Iraq -- one post only -- either my year was really exciting or really boring. Two years ago, I started a a few blogs as a school librarian and then realized that the schools were not too fond of the idea.

At a conference last October, a speaker on social networking said that most blogs are never viewed by others. As that is the case, this is probably an online diary. That's OK, I am really most interested in keeping track of my knitting for charity projects, running progress, books read, career/education goals, personal goals and other ramblings about my life in 2010. Plus, maybe I will finally be able to learn how to post pictures and jazz up this blog (in other words, make it less boring!)

Charity Goals:

  • Knit/sew and donate 91 items in honor of my mom, Betty Bok, who loved to sew and knit and passed away February 2009.
  • Donate 10% of my paltry income to charity.
  • Volunteer at Brighter Choice Charter School in Albany and with Rip Van Winkle Council of Boy Scouts.
Running Goals:

  • Run at least 4 half-marathons this year, especially at Disney parks (Yay!)
  • Consistently run 20-30 miles every week.
  • Improve times at each running event.
Tomorrow -- personal and career goals.

Weird thought of the day: I started this blog as the Martha Stewart show was starting (which I never watch, by the way) and the entire show is about blogging.

Off to run at the gym!