Welcome to this ‘Fresh’, first One Word at a Time blog carnival of 2012.
No matter how you’ve come to be here or where you’re coming from, you’re welcome and we’d love for you to come back and visit us again soon.
The idea of the carnival is simple. We pick one word every two weeks and all write a blog post inspired by that word, this week being the word fresh. It’s fascinating to see the range of different trains of thought that can come from just one word.
Below this, you’ll find a little widget called Simply Linked. All the participants add their links to the widget and that way, we can all find and read all the entries into the carnival. You’re welcome to join us, the carnival is open to anyone.
To see all of the upcoming words and their dates, visit http://peterpollock.com/category/faith/carnival/
A Fresh Start
I left 2011 with a lot of loose ends and a lot of regrets and I really want to make a fresh start here in 2012… although there’s a lot to tie up from last year still.
There were many people I let down last year and I’m REALLY sorry.
There are websites I haven’t quite finished, problems I haven’t quite fixed and emails I haven’t responded to.
I got into the web hosting business wanting to provide a better level of customer service than I’d found at other providers and while some people definitely saw that from me last year, others found the service they received to be less than good.
I haven’t received any complaints as such, but at the same time, those people won’t be shouting about the great service they got from me… and that needs to change.
So I’m making a fresh start.
The biggest single change is that I went to my doctor and told him, “The drugs don’t work, they just make it worse…”, so I’ve just started on some new drugs which will hopefully help me concentrate and focus and will lift me from the fog of depression.
It will take a couple of weeks for them to take effect.. but hopefully things will change soon!
I also suffered greatly from a lack of short term memory. I could read an email then go to my browser to do whatever it was asking me to do and not only forget to actually do it but completely forget I had even read the email. It’s horrible to be so forgetful and hopefully the new medication will help that, too.
I also got into building websites last year which is lucrative and fun but distracts me from my other work and so I’m putting a halt to that this year. I might take on one or two projects a month, but nothing like the four or five I often had on the go last year!
I have just created my first editorial calendar. It’s not complete yet, but I’ve set it up so that I can write three to four days a week and cover all of my writing obligations.
I’m already behind on it, surprise, surprise, but I’m picking things up.
My blog posts will probably be shorter, maybe in the 300-400 word range, but that should help me stay on top of things and hopefully I’ll be able to remove the fluff and say what I need to say in fewer words…. I am rather fluffy though, so we’ll just see how it all works out!
How about you, are you making a fresh start?