A Belated Happy New Year from Yarn Over Pull Through

Image via Flickr by Mansson's photography
Image via Flickr by Mansson’s photography

First off, let me apologize for taking so long to publish a blog post. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the direction I want this blog to go in over the past couple of months. And quite frankly, I’ve been a little burned out.

Then the holidays started closing in and that meant focusing on crocheting Christmas gifts. Finally, the New Year began with a Mercury Retrograde (MR), so I gave myself a few more weeks to reflect, review, and reconsider.

But I am back on track and want to be ready to go full steam ahead when the MR ends (January 25th). Here are some things I want to accomplish in 2016:

A Better Defined Target Audience

My goal will be to focus on advanced beginners who want to take their crochet to the next level. But I’ll also keep beginners in mind to help them improve their skills.

A New Blog Theme

I’ve had the current one for several years now, and the blog really needs a new look and a lot more functionality. So stay tuned.

A Newsletter

Yes, I am finally realizing that I need some kind of newsletter for folk to subscribe to so they can keep up to date with what’s going on. I haven’t quite decided what to include, but rest assured it will contain lots of cool, informative, and useful crochet stuff. And it will be once a month to start.

More Consistent Publishing

My goal is to publish two “meaty” blog posts per month and perhaps two additional, shorter posts.

Videos

I’ve also concluded that I need to create some videos to make my crochet photo patterns a little easier to understand and execute. And perhaps I’ll do more on other topics, depending on what folks are interested in.

Online Courses

I’d like to consolidate all of my crochet photo pattern information into some kind of online training. This is a long-term effort; it will take a while to develop the courses. But I’ll do my best to keep you updated on their progress.

I need to stop here before I overdo it. I want to be able to accomplish these goals in 2016, so I better not bite off more than I can chew.

If there’s anything you’d like to see me on the blog in 2016, please let me know in the comment section below.

I've been crocheting for over 40 years and blogging since 2004 - two of my favorite things in the world to do besides walking the beaches of windward Oahu, Hawaii.

4 comments On A Belated Happy New Year from Yarn Over Pull Through

  • So glad to read this blog post! Don’t bite off more than you can chew as sharing blog time is like meeting a friend for coffee in a little cafe. The things that are of importance to you will be the things that are easily shared and will be the conversation that we’ll enjoy reading because it will translate honestly who you are. I really don’t understand this whole blog following where readers stop following a blog because the blogger doesn’t post so many posts/month or doesn’t fill a certain quota of platforms/crafts/freebees. How demanding and unrealistic. Shouldn’t it be a sweet surprise when a blog friend pays a call? I’m looking forward to your changes and honestly the best part is your goal for a newsletter! I don’t subscribe to other social medias so this idea is tops with me (but is it doesn’t happen, I’m not going to storm off and unsubscribe!!!)! But don’t forge ahead without leading with your heart and what you really want to share, because that is what makes this blog alive and not just a consumer feeding ground! It is kind enough that you are willing to share a little of yourself and your interests here in cyber world! Happy New Year to you!!! = ]

  • I am so excited for you, Patrice. Looks like you have a fantastic plan for 2016. Wishing you all the best!

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