I’ve decided that today is the day I am changing my URL. I’ve written about this before, so it should be no surprise. Don’t worry, I have a master plan to keep all my followers from WordPress and Bloglovin. No one has to do anything.
Per the process I must use to convert my Bloglovin followers, this is my official announcement.
This blog, which I have named Chapter TK used to have the URL http://www.chaptertk.wordpress.com. It now has the URL http://www.ChapterTK.com. Please make the necessary change to my account so my followers stay happy. Please and thank you!
Since it’s the beginning of a new week, I thought I’d take the time (since most bloggers are not paying attention to the internet) to touch on those lovely goals I set for myself. Let’s see how I’m doing.
1. Read at least 100 pages:
I did read this week, but I think it was only about 30 or 40 pages (sorry Tammy). Damn; why does life have to be so busy during the Holidays? I have to try to do better next week. I’ll be traveling. So long as I’m not driving and no one in the car wants to talk to me, I should easily meet this goal.
2. Spend at least one afternoon playing video games:
I did this! Okay, so I’m pretty sure I did this…. *runs to Twitter*
Chapter TK (@TKRV12) November 30, 2013
I did not do this. Sadness. I fail at nerdom.
3. Add something to my portfolio:
I do remember this. Monday, after work, I went out and bought myself a 3-inch binder and 300 page protectors. I used almost 1/3 of those on my work from the
online dating blog job I had in college. Success!
4. Write at least 1,000 words:
You could technically claim that I accomplished this. I had a brainstorm thought on my way to work on Friday, which I then typed up during the first 10 minutes of work. This was about 600 words. When I did a word count, it was at 554, but then I typed a little more. The night before, I tried to add content to two or three of the many ideas I have rolling around in my head. I didn’t like any of what I wrote, so I don’t really want to count those words. Unfortunately, counting them is the only way I’m getting to 1000 this week.
If this were any other writer, I would say any work on any story idea counts as progress. You may have spent most of your time one evening staring at a blank word document, but at least you were working.
I really like the story idea I was rolling with at work (why do I always come up with the best ideas while I’m driving?). it’s actually based off an idea I made into a story when I was in middle school. I wrote it out over four pieces of notebook paper (back and front). It was pretty simplistic, but I think it has a lot of potential. What I have counts as an outline, and I’m going to run with it for a while. 12-year-old TK would be pleased.
5. Clean the whole apartment:
I did clean my living room (including dusting off shelves and vacuuming the floor). My kitchen was immaculate for the first half of the week. I confess there are now dirty dishes in the sink and clean ones in the dishwasher. Still, I wiped down all the counters and even cleaned off the stove.
Latter in the week, I managed to do most of my laundry, but I didn’t put it away… and I didn’t vacuum my bedroom floor.
I guess I need to call this a fail. While I did more cleaning than usual, it was far from a complete job. Here’s hoping for success next week!
6. Abstain from blog hops until 2014:
This has been hard, because I’ve seen a number of Christmas blog hops. There are plenty out there that don’t dictate what kind of content I blog about. Still, I think doing this has been good for me. I’ve been able to focus on what I want this blog to be. I dare say, I may be developing a voice here at Chapter TK.
7. For my net worth to be more than -$20,000 by 2014:
Well, I paid my student loans this week. In addition, I adding $100 to my savings account. That’s really all I can do to make this happen, besides make additional payments. I set this goal on a whim without doing any math, so I’m starting to wonder if this goal is even possible
Turns out I will need to either put an additional $1200 down on my loans or save an additional $1200 to make this happen. I’m going to keep that number in mind. I think the smart plan would be to attempt to save $1200 more dollars next year. If I can accomplish that goal, I’ll throw it all on my loans (…said the girl who plans to go to Peru in 2015). A girl can dream.
To conclude: I got more done by attempting to achieve these goals than I would have otherwise. That’s a level of success in my eyes. Here’s hoping I do an even better job next week.
Why did I have to try and set weekly goals during the busiest month of the year?