Friday, March 2, 2012

What I want my Blog to be when it grows up

This caught my eye when I saw it on Today's Creative blogs this past Tuesday. I thought it would be interesting and fun to join in.    You can click on the link below to find more out about this link-up party. Where you tell your five goals for your blog for this year.

It all Started With Paint

Lets start off at the beginning shall we......   I started blogging back in 2008 not sure what I wanted to do with this blog other than having a place for my family and friends to view the craft projects I have completed.  Fast forward a few years and I find my blog a place that I use for socializing.  I have followed and made friends with so many talented creative ladies.  Press the fast forward button again and that brings us to today.  With me contemplating what I want my blog to be when it grows up.  

What do I want my Blog to be when it grows up?


I want my blog to have value.  I want to set goals to make my blog have some type of purpose that is fun and practical.  What I've observed lately on my blog is that a few of my project tutorials have been pinned and re pinned on Pinterest.   I've given some thought to making some video tutorials so that you can see the complete process of these projects.

Well Written

I want my blog to be clear and well written.    I would like people to come and visit my blog and read my posts to the end.  I would like to find some avenues to improve my writing. In the past I've taken workshops to improve my writing for my journals on my scrap book pages and I've found that they were very helpful.  My favorite class was taught by Ali Edwards called Storyology.   I've even thought about taking some type of class in order to improve my writing.  I've always enjoyed writing so what do I have to lose right.

A Destination 

I've kind of borrowed this idea from Linda at It all Started with Paint blog. I want to grow my followers and have this be a blog where people want to keep coming back to.  I would love to be more involved in party link ups like this one and maybe even hosting one too.   I also want to host give a ways.   I love give a ways and get excited for the chance to win.  Maybe I can find sponsors so that can happen.


I want this to be a blog that is fun and that builds friendships.  A place that we can gather to collaborate on ideas and give each other inspirations.  By participating in blog hops, link up parties and so on.  I want to be genuine, and real - because let's face it not every project, picture or post is 100% perfect I want you to see the real me.


Last but not least I want my blog content to be retrieved easily.  I want to give more thought to the tags I give to each post so that when some one wants to retrieve a post regarding a certain project or post content that they don't get frustrated and give up.  I want my blog to look neat and inviting to people.

I'm so glad that I decided to participate in this link up party.  It gave me a lot to think about and things to strive for.


  1. Totally. Been thinking about the last one a LOT. But I think I need a few more posts first! Something to organize you know?

  2. Thank you so much for joining the party! These are well-written goals. And I really like the destination idea.

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. Great goals. It's been great hopping from blog to blog and reading about other's goals. Funny how many of them are related!


  4. Carrie, good luck with your goals. I wish you well & success xoxoxo

  5. Great goals - I have to work on my organization too! So glad you joined our party! New follower!

  6. hi1 I am your newest bloggy fan from the hop and look forward to reading more :)

  7. Carrie,

    I'm so flattered that I was able to inspire you to link up here!

    I love you goals. That "destination" one is pure genius :)

    Seriously, though, so glad you decided to share with us your hopes and dreams for your blog ...



  8. i think these are all fabulous goals! a writing workshop would be fun and benefit you here and i am sure in other areas of life as well.

  9. Carrie, great idea to set goals for yourself with your blog. I had to sit down and re-evaluate this year too. Made a big difference. Thanks for stopping by Feeding Four. I'm a new follower.

  10. Excellent goals, Carrie! I need to work on my tags and so forth, too. I like your thinking!

  11. I love your goals Carrie...I am working on my organization now, too!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog