It’s February in less than an hour. I am looking through my diary and trying to work out where else I can try to get booked in to try and fill my free weekends. I completely forgot about one of the bookings this weekend which is odd of me, an indoor bootfair so I can try and sell a mixture of my handmade products and have a clear out as well. I am using my time in between job hunting and the daytime routine to network and build my twitter audience through linking with craft boards and directories. I am thinking about getting into Pinterest next and working on more things for the Etsy page.
The trick I’ve been ignoring is to keep on being productive and build not only an audience but also keeping myself busy. Some of this admittedly is because I’m still struggling with the boredom of a lack of regular routine due to being unemployed and also because I’m still having issues controlling my depression issues at times which makes me sleep even more than I ought to and makes me procrastinate which is frustrating. I am a hugely creative person and need regular outlets for my creativity to function effectively. I normally have one or two projects on the go, not only physical crafting such as my patchwork, jewellery making or loom knitting but also my creative writing projects which I’ve put on a backburner for too long and the creative thinking that doesn’t quite get itself onto paper. I gave up on the idea of New Years Resolutions many years back, maybe now I need to make monthly resolutions/affirmations and review them as I go. I suppose I ought to start on the ones for this month,
1. Learn a new skill or technique and apply it practically.
2 Attempt to write at least 2000 words a week, on any subject, any genre and use it as a practical exercise to get back into writing.
3. Share techniques by teaching them to others.
4. Network and make contact with people, build a contacts base.
5. Create what you love, don’t just go with the flow because it’s trendy to have x item in your work.