Waste Not, Want Not
I am either in or I am out, on or off, black or white … you get the picture.
By the time my previous post published, I went through with my plan upgrade purchase, set up a new contact email, and began tweaking my site. I have a tendency to procrastinate but I refuse to let more time lapse. Refuse! do you hear me!?! Lol. I feel confident in my premium plan choice, although it requires I relearn the bells and whistles. Redundant but because technology advances rapidly, my self-taught knowledge is a bit rusty. No biggie. I do not sweat the time involved gaining knowledge. The bright side of the once grey cloud is the mailing list for theGarden. It is still intact!! Yay! The crowd goes wild.
For those of you not subscribed, please do. I promise not to flood your inbox with spam or nonsense. In fact, I have yet to publish a newsletter for a consecutive period of time,however, I do look toward dropping a line at least once a month. I can get overzealous with my plans to follow through on tasks. This go-round I am going to remain mindful and make a point to not overcommit. I am a work in progress, folks!
I am sticking with my same color palette of black and white with a touch of red but I made the bold decision to remove most images from my blog. Gasp! It’s blog blasphemy to not entertain the eye.!! Well … I will use self-made graphics throughout my posts and limit the images to gallery widgets. With the theme I have chose, I am braving unchartered territory and doing as I have always desired and going minimal. I made the move to black and white images some time ago but I find not everything looks presentable in black and white photography especially not artwork. My yearning for a clean, crisp design went out the window when I read the importance of imagery but I am at the point where I realize those are merely suggestions and not blog law. As far as displaying artwork (journals too) for sale, I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. One challenge at a time.
I am going to learn from my mistakes and not get overly ambitious with my efforts. Last time, my views and engagement skyrocketed, I made the mistake of integrating the idea of art sales. The commitment of such sent me in a tailspin. An aspect of my plan purchase offers the ability to make sales but that is not my immediate focus. I hope to slowly introduce my art as it may.
No hurried attempts to make an income.
I am just going to sit back and let the horse follow the carriage, if ya know what I mean.
Before going any further I want to personally say thank you to those of you who have stuck by my side despite any failed attempts, set backs, and start overs.
Thank you for welcoming me back with open arms and warm hearts. I have to give the credit to y’all for my willingness to return. If it wasn’t for the compassion, understanding, and encouraging words, I fear embarrassment would hold me back. Y’all are the real M.V.P.’s. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You!! One more won’t hurt … THANK YOU!!
To any newcomers to the blogosphere or to R.O.E., a word to the wise; let the community love you and empower you. An enthusiastic welcome from me to you and an open invitation to connect any time. Coming soon I will offer a contact page but until then, feel free to chat it up in the comments. No question to too silly and no conversation is too long. I follow no rules when it comes to my comment section so feel free to express any concerns. All I request is respect for one another. Oh and one more thing … subscribe!! Tee-hee. Okay, I lied. One last thing. Everyone please be patient as I fumble around with the block editor. It’s a learning curve for reals.