Posted by Gillian Rhodes

Back to Monday again! How was everyone’s Halloween?

I had a great weekend celebrating all things spooky and scary at my house with my hubs and some friends. We carved pumpkins, roasted seeds, and ooh’d and ahh’d over all the little trick-or-treaters that came to the door. Halloween isn’t huge in our neighborhood but I would guess we had about 30 kids. More than last year so I’m considering that a win!

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On to The Nectar Collective’s Weekly Wishes. Progress from last week:

1. Set up a blogging schedule(r). Success! I went ahead with CoSchedule and so far so good! I haven’t done much other than install it but I think things look promising. I just have to remember to use it. Kind of like buying a piece of exercise equipment – it doesn’t do anything for you unless you use it!

2. Be a social media superstar. Uhh, nope. While I am getting better and sharing blog content across the social media platforms, I was not a successful daily poster. I think I struggle with sharing the small things that happen from day to day because I just am never sure if it’s worthwhile. Do you ever think like that? I look at a cup of coffee and a book I’m reading and think to myself “this would make a good Instagram shot!” and then immediately think “really, Gillian? You think this is worth it?” I just have to stop overanalyzing!

3. Get a big ‘ole carving pumpkin. Definitely successful. I got TWO carving pumpkins (in addition to the collection of crazy colored pumpkins pictured above). I really enjoy the process of carving a pumpkin. Cleaning out the guts, drawing on a face with a dry-erase marker 14 different times until I settle on something perfect and just going to town.

Now to this week!

1. Schedule the next month (!!!) of blog content. Considering I have trouble scheduling a week of blogging (and that’s on a good week) this is kind of an ambitious goal for me. But I think once I get used planning things in advance for the blog, I’ll really like the structure. Cross your fingers for me on this one.

2. Spruce up my Etsy shop. A lot of people do wonderful things selling their wares on Etsy. I am not one of those people. I am happily chugging away selling on other platforms, but really want to make Etsy a better option for my customers. I think I need to update the store images and spruce up the store policies to make a little more user friendly.

3. Start a holiday to-do list. Between work and family, the holidays can get cuh-razy. I like to get a head-start on what I can in early November. Buying gift wrap, bring home a turkey to live in my freezer, getting the snow tires on – that sort of thing. It’ll give me some peace of mind and a little relief when I’m up to my eyeballs come the end of this month!

 

The Nectar Collective

 

What are your goals for this week? This month?

— G.

 

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