New Direction

As regular readers may have noticed, I’ve been posting less and less about knitting and more and more about my personal life and thoughts.

I debated over starting yet another blog where I would publish my more personal posts but I decided that instead of doing that I would just change the focus of this blog. Part of the business student inside of me says this is bad marketing by not catering to my target audience, but in the end, this is my blog. Girl Meets Yarn is my story and adventure into the world of e-commerce, tech, and entrepreneurship and although I have decided to stop working on and developing my Etsy and Storenvy brands, I haven’t stopped being Girl Meets Yarn.

Girl Meets Yarn has taken on a whole new meaning to me. At first, it was an outlet for me to be outspoken about something I loved. Through trying new knitting techniques and even trying new crafting methods I began to experiment with my personal development. It led me to sneak out in the night to yarn bomb my college campus. It led me to co-found and become the President of our knitting and crochet student organization. I list the URL of this blog on my resume and list owning my Etsy shop as work experience and it has led me to have great networking and interview experiences. I am able to apply business concepts that I learn in school to how my own entrepreneurial ventures turned out. Somewhere along the way I have found a voice and am not afraid to speak out on other issues I feel are important. And people have told me that my views affected them in some way. It’s all I could wish for, to say something that I feel so alone about and have it resonate with someone else.

So I would like to welcome you to my new About page and invite you along to my new journey.

2013 Blog Resolutions

It’s New Years Eve! And you know what that means – time to make some resolutions. For 2013 and onwards I really want to improve my blog. I want to:

  1. Take better photos – With a little nudge from this post from A Beautiful Mess I’m going to be attempting a 365 photo project. I want to improve my digital photography skills and provide better photos for my blog.
  2. Create focus and quality – Sometimes I feel like I post a random smattering of things that I like, and well, it’s my blog and I should write what I like, but sometimes the things that interest me don’t interest my readers so I will focus more on the craft side of my life and less on the other things. I will still post whatever I want but more often about my knitting and DIYs and in better quality with conjunction with my photo challenge.
  3. Post more often and on time – I post in waves. There are weeks when I’m flooded with work and I have feel like I have no time to update my blog but in reality, I’m wasting it doing something unproductive (which is most likely crying fangirl tears on Tumblr, something I want to wean myself off of). There are things in my post idea notebook that I never got around to because by the time I think about writing a post, it’s not current and relevant anymore.

I think it’s better to have just a few resolutions than to try to cram your entire bucket list into one year. What are some of your New Years resolutions?

girlmeetsyarn is now live!

Hey Internet world! I’m excited to be taking this next step into establishing a brand for myself with the launch of http://www.girlmeetsyarn.wordpress.com.

I’ve been working very hard on customizing and working on pages for the past few days on this blog so please have a look at what I have up now. Be sure to got to the About and get to know me, have a look at my Resume, and browse my Gallery.

With this blog I want to share my experience, thoughts, insights, inspiration, and creativity with the world. I’ll be blogging both about personal experiences and opinions as well as crafting and knitting so please come along for the journey.

Happy Saturday!

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