The Gifted Blog

January 4, 2010

The Gifted Blog New Year's Resolutions

As promised, here are my 2010 resolutions for The Gifted Blog:

1) Write a gift wrap tutorial.
I have had a great time doing the Tutorial Tryout projects, but it's time to write my own! This feels like a risk because it initially felt a little presumptuous to make instructions for others to follow. But I've realized that tutorials make a blogger's ideas accessible, and that is something I really want to make happen here.

2) Write a guest post for a blog I admire.
The power of blogging is being able to communicate your ideas to anyone with an internet connection. But the question is - is anyone reading? I would love to expand the readership of The Gifted Blog, and guest posting on a like-minded blog is one way to get the word out. Any potential takers?

3) Teach another workshop.
My last workshop was a great experience, and I'm eager to do another. It was also a much more fun way to earn blog-related money than analyzing ad revenue!

4) Learn from better bloggers.
More specifically, I'm going to apply some teaching points from "31 Days to Build a Better Blog" by Problogger. I hope that this ambitious series will stretch me as a blogger and give you, my readers, an improved blog! Here are the first two lessons:
       Day 1:  Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog
       Day 2:  Write a List Post
If you're writing a blog about your own creative pursuits and want to try these with me, leave a comment!

Bloggers and gift-wrappers alike, did you make New Year's resolutions this year?

Related Posts:
- Thank You. Reflections on the 3-month anniversary of The Gifted Blog.
- Free Idea Friday: Fresh & Easy. More appropriately titled "How to Wrap a Free Gift", this is the closest I've gotten to making a tutorial.
- Gift Toppers Workshop Recap. Pictures and stories from the first Gifted workshop!


  1. i like your "learn from better bloggers" resolution. i'll have to check that out myself

  2. Yeah, it's pretty amazing how many people are blogging about blogging - it's definitely a new category of information for me.

  3. Hi Charissa,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'd be happy to host you as a guest blogger for Make It. Maybe we can tie it in to some Valentine's type of theme (or wedding related). Email me if you're interested. shannon dot riffe at gmail dot com



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