Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year, New Plan - where do I go from here?

Well, I have done the obligatory house cleaning and taken many bags to charity.  I even reorged my studio space a bit so that I have more surface space (that won't last long ).  Now what to do about my online presence.  I can spend many hours on-line promoting, updating shops, socializing and never get any painting or creating done.  Where do I go from here?

I am the kind of person that always wants to try something new. I have unopened scratchboard supplies, glass painting paint, books on How to Draw Dragons.....  I am the proverbial Jack of all trades, master of none.  If I hear about a new site that may drum up business - I want to join and set up shop.  There must be a better way!  I know I can't do it all, but I sure as hell want to try :)

Whew I needed a little chocolate before I go on.

I have thought a bit about what I want to accomplish in 2011, so in no particular order here goes:
  1. Work on Zazzle shop to add more designs and create all the newly added products by March.
  2. Create items for craft shows featuring my art on a weekly basis - pendants, trinket boxes, mirrors...
  3. Participate in at least 3 group shows and one solo show in 2011.
  4. Find a local printer that can print cards of my work in the 1st quarter.
  5. Learn how to engage people better on Twitter rather than just talk at them - ongoing.
  6. Get a better handle on how to use my Facebook business page - ongoing.
  7. Create a daily schedule segmenting my time so I do more art!  ASAP!
  8. Close sites that are not profitable and set up new ventures that hopefully are by year end.
  9. Become more active in the Rome Art Association by volunteering at events.
I'm sure there are more and many of these need to be broken down further, but the overall goal is to streamline my on-line presence and do more art! 

I would love to hear any comment or suggestions - PLEASE!

Do you have any goals  for the new year?

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