I haven’t been posting to this blog at all for over a year. This is why posting doesn’t happen: I am a freelancer with several different things to focus on each day. Lately, I have been playing the bass and teaching private lessons, traveling to Flagstaff and Tucson to play the bass, publishing journals and vintage patterns (at http://claudiabotterweg.com), building websites, and clearing away the extra stuff in my house by selling it on eBay (beads at https://www.ebay.com/sch/cbottbeads/m.html?_trksid=p3692, and miscellaneous stuff I’m done with at https://www.ebay.com/sch/basslady2/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=).
Some people advocate choosing a word to define your goals for the year, so I chose Consistency as my word for 2018.
To help me stay consistent, I made a detailed schedule for my days in Evernote (https://evernote.com). Since I enjoy writing, but don’t have lots of time for it, I inserted writing time into my schedule for first thing in the morning. I write in a personal journal for 7 minutes every morning. I can get 250 to 350 words written in 7 minutes. (It’s easier to get words on the page when you are half asleep and just let things flow.) I keep the journal in OneNote (https://www.onenote.com/download). I added 15 minutes of writing for this website, which I will do right after writing in my personal journal. By keeping to the schedule, I should have something ready to publish every week or so.
I have been using this blog to share my photographs and hobbies. I’m going to add reviews of courses that I take, I’ll share some of the ways I use software, and write about other things that interest me.