Weekly Review and Plan Creation

Please join our new newsletter! The first issue will be January 1st but there is already a Welcome newsletter available.

Now to start the review. I didn’t think I’d accomplished much this past week. Writing everything down made it seem much more than I realized. It’s amazing how much you can do in fits and starts between naps. These medical trips leave me drained. I spend more time sleeping than awake after one.

What Did I Do Last Week

I went to Thunder Bay. I saw the neurosurgeon. I got all my hair cut off. I’ve got a pixie cut now! I went Christmas shopping and me shopping.

I started the Automagical Email Series from Tara Swiger. I did lessons one and two. Speaking of Tara, her new program Lift Off is available now. It’s a great six month program for creative entrepreneurs who aren’t quite ready for the year-long Starship Adventure. The Starship opens again on Dec. 18th. I highly recommend both. I’m in the Starship and have learned so much in the last three months!

I worked on my dishcloth inventory for my department staff Christmas lunch. I plan on selling as many as I can make. Two people have asked for some. I worked on Damia, sample 2, my gift exchange present. I need to text my boss tomorrow and see what day was decided for the lunch.

I worked on Bettina, sample 2.

I opened a MailChimp account. I downloaded the MailChimp and Chimpadeedoo apps to my iPad. I added signups to the blog, my Ravelry Designer page, profile page and the Bridgwater Crafts group page. I wrote and published a Welcome newsletter for all new subscribers. I started the January 1st newsletter.

I added the remainder of my stash of names to the Google Sheets Design Name Possibilities document. It has way more names than I’ll ever use but I’d rather have too many than not enough.

I read the Get CLEAR!: The Blog & Website Clarity Workbook by Kyla Roma. It’s free when you sign up for her newsletter.

I scheduled quotes for Quotation Wednesday on the editorial calendar then pre-wrote and scheduled these posts.

I really liked having separate Gneo pages for each day but missed having a week-at-a-glance view. So this week, I’m doing both. Most tasks take more than a day to complete so they’re spread over multiple days. As I complete the day’s portion I mark them off. As I complete tasks I’ll mark them off on┬áthe weekly page.

Here is what I’d like to work on this week:

Weekly Plan for Dec. 14-20
Weekly Plan for Dec. 14-20

Writing Block

A little while ago, I was trying to think of something to write tonight. I thought I might have to dig into the writer’s prompts I keep receiving as someone taking part in NaBloPoMo. Then I remembered that while I was on Ravelry dreaming of all the patterns I’d love to purchase that went on sale tonight a bunch of emails came through. So I stopped to read them.

Now, I have a quotation scheduled for December 10th! I’m really liking posting a weekly quote so that feature is sticking around. I hope you like reading them! I hope some resonate. As I find good ones I’ve been scheduling posts for them. Wednesday’s are booked up through Dec. 10th now. Now I just need to create a graphic for them. I have an idea in mind…you’ll see next week.

Then I read an email from Tara Swiger on writing even when it seems no one is listening and building your audience and finding your Right People sometimes one person at a time. To keep going and not give up; to be brave. I am so glad I started following Tara’s book, then blog, then podcast, then joined her Starship Adventure. I know with her help and help of the community she has created I can make Bridgwater Crafts a success. She ended her email with this bit on something starting soon. I’ll let her explain:

Be brave,


P.S. I’m opening a new thing that will lead you to identify and communicate with your Right People.
I’m telling you about it, dear subscribers, 10 days before the rest of the world, next week. If you’re not subscribed (ie, you’re seeing this on the Internet or someone forwarded this to you), subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/dLPMA