Last year I had a lot of Big Things – quitting my job, starting this blog, starting a business, getting married, going on our first overseas trip together. This year has been a lot less eventful (thankfully, I don’t think I could handle another year like that!), instead it’s been a lot more head-down-bum-up. It can be difficult to feel progress when you’re bogged down in day-to-day busyness and it’s not until times like this when I finally surface for air that I realise how far I have actually come.
With my business Akimbo, I have exhibited at my first bridal expo, been a stallholder for the first time at markets, landed several new wholesale accounts, worked on numerous collaborations, launched a bunch of new products including branching out into art prints, started up a local wedding vendor network and (best of all) worked with about 25 couples on their wedding stationery. Phew, no wonder I needed a break this week!
Meanwhile Atypical Type A has grown to attract 600 visitors daily plus over 500 RSS subscribers, which completely blows my mind! Speaking of the blog, there are going to be some changes next year. With my business workload growing, I don’t have as much time as I used to for blogging yet I’ve still been posting just as often. I’ve increasingly felt that I’ve been posting ‘anything’ just because I’d made a commitment to my six plus posts per week on a tight editorial schedule. You, lovely reader, deserve better than that. I’m also in the process of planning the launch of a dedicated Akimbo blog, so that will be the go-to place for all things stationery and weddings and which will leave Atypical Type A for the home ideas you love (minus all the self-promo).
To provide the best content for you (and at the same time preserve my sanity) I will be posting less often but there will be more of a focus on quality, original projects. My current editorial calendar doesn’t allow for a lot of spontaneity so often posts have been published far later than ideal, so I’ll be switching to a more real-time, genuine schedule. There may be a bit of a transition period while I get into the new groove so bear with me and as always, I’d love to hear your feedback.
Anyway, enough of business talk – it’s party time!
I can’t thank you enough for your support this year, it means the world to me. Have a wonderful new years eve and I will see you again in 2012!