Time & Change: my buzzwards for 2009


As I wrote yesterday, I’ve lately been thinking about my plans for Indie Fixx as well as those for my personal life.  I also shared some of my resolutions yesterday. The common theme throughout all this thinking and planning and goal setting was that I just do not have the time to add anymore things to my life.  Lately, that has really been bumming me out, so I have decided to streamline and prioritize. Now, this is a work in progress, but I did come up with a few concrete decisions regarding Indie Fixx.

1. The regular weekly features Tutorial Tuesday, Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx & TGIF: Thank God for Illustration Friday  will not necessarily appear every week. This will allow me a little spontaneity in my posting without meaning I need to write 2, 3, 4 posts a day.

2. I have also decided to reduce the Indie Fixx Galleria from a monthly showcase and put together special editions of the Galleria themed around the various holidays and seasons. Much like what I used to do with my Gift Guides.

In fact, I am now accepting applications for the Valentine’s Day edition of the Galleria.  The deadline to apply is January 14th. All indie designers, crafters, artists & indie boutiques that carry handmade goods are welcome to apply, but obviously there will be an emphasis on V-Day goods in my selection.  To apply and for more info, send me an email.

APPLY for the Valentine’s Day Galleria!

3. There will be less & smaller contests. I know you don’t what to hear this, but contests are a really big logistical undertaking and I’d like to devote some of the time I spend planning and implementing them to writing and putting together really kick ass posts for you. Don’t worry, there will still be PLENTY of contests, but I am going to focus on quality and not quantity.

That’s it for now. I will be sharing more upcoming changes & additions throughout the upcoming weeks. I am also planning my annual reader survey to get some input from you as well, so stay tuned.

~~ Laminate clocks from  LIMITED TIME Wall Clocks by Keith Moore.