For years I’ve heard two camps square off on the subject of making resolutions. I’m sure you have too. You know, one group says, “Hey, don’t bother making a resolution, they never work! Just go with the Flow!” The business oriented faction; however, insists that you write out a business plan or business model. Well, doing either for a year is, in layman’s terms, establishing a New Year’s Resolution. Even sociology, psychology and business experts advise that resolutions will fail if they aren’t SMART (Specific Measured Attainable Realistic and Time-sensitive) resolutions.
I’ve gone many years in the past without drafting business plans or even personal resolutions, and I have spent the last four putting summaries of my more elaborate marketing plans on this blog. I can honestly say from careful practice and observation that both camps are right about the benefits and drawbacks of establishing a resolution.
By the end of 2014 I decided to change things up a bit. last year’s plan was to avoid going into detail about what my plans for 2015 were. I simply let you know what happened as they happened or shortly after; which is pretty much standard blogging anyway. I must say that I like this non-resolution approach so I’m doing it one more time. I am asking; nevertheless, for honest opinions from readers though.
For those who are also familiar with my other blog Hammer Home, do you think it should continue as a separate dedicated project site or do you think it would be better off being shut down, and continued on the main MOF blog? Many of you have very keen observations about adequate blogging skills and techniques, so I’m eagerly hoping I’ll get to hear what you have to say.
Beyond these points, I simply want to thank all of you who have been supporting Modes of Flight, and Hammer Home. Thank you also for sustaining keen interests in the arts and your favourite artists. It is greatly appreciated.
I also wish everyone a joyful, prosperous and loving 2016!