Ever wondered if you should start another blog? It’s nice and easy with WordPress. Here’s a post with a few things to consider:
I’ve been doing some thinking about my blog (and by that I mean that today I thought something for the first time), and I think it’s time to try something new.
I tend to make change-related decisions pretty quickly. I think perhaps it scares the people close to me because it seems like I don’t think about things.
I DO think before I act (mostly), but really ideas sometimes just present themselves to me in a fully formed way, and if it makes sense to me, I’ll go for it.
So what is this brilliant idea, you ask?
Don’t despair, but I’m thinking of letting this blog go for a bit. I want to continue with the concept, and I love the Art of Winnipeg, but it’s getting tough for me to come up with content along with the other work that I’m doing.
Which MEANS it might be time for me to start something new!
Any thoughts or ideas for me?
Top idea at the moment is along the lines of a personal blog, day to day and what’s going on. I’ll need to come up with a better description of it, but I like to think that it would be kind of interesting.
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I can’t say I’ve ever really made any.
I love planning and goals and generally have at least one thing on the go in the planning portion of my brain, but I don’t make resolutions.
Why not, you ask? I don’t want to make resolutions at the start of a new year, just because that’s when you’re supposed to or that’s when everyone else is making them. Also, I don’t want to put a bunch of things on paper (despite all the computer stuff I have, I still have to love writing by hand) that aren’t going to happen.
I think there is a big difference between goals and resolutions. Perhaps some people say resolution and to them it means what I mean when I say goal. That’s fine.
I consider goals to be measurable and specific, and resolutions to be things that you want to stop or start doing in a more vague way. I googled these two words and came across a blog post that I feel expresses the differences very well. There’s also the acronym SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely) to help with goal-setting. Check out the article here with more details on SMART goals.
What do you think about resolutions? Are you for or against them? Do you make resolutions or do you set yourself goals?
Independently of the new year, I’ve been thinking about goals and trying to compile a list of goals that I’d like to achieve. After that I want to break them down into steps so I can start!
Recently I’ve been thinking about something very exciting. As you may know, I’m going to be a film director. Not sure what my path will be yet, but I am extremely excited to find out.
I’ve done some video work and photography in the past year (although not as much since I started school, admittedly), and it has come to my attention that I need to make a name for myself. Literally.
Yes, it’s time to come up with a name that I can attach to my work, and something that I can use closely with my own personal brand (which I’m also working on developing).
This is where I need your help, all you creative and idea-filled people out there!
A name can be anything – I just don’t want to have my name as the title – and can use any number of descriptors, such as: pictures, films, media, studios, entertainment, productions, cinema, and more!
I really like “Rising Sun” as a name. There is unfortunately already a Rising Sun Pictures, but I could end it in something else, or come up with something new altogether!
Some current production company names include:
- Walt Disney Pictures
- Touchstone Pictures
- Pixar Animation Studios
- Sherwood Pictures
- Advent Film Group
- 20th Century Fox
- Warner Bros. Pictures
- Affirm Films
Please give me any suggestions or comments. Even if it’s just to throw an idea out there, please let me know what you think.
Do you like Rising Sun? Hate it? Have a different idea? Want to comment on someone else’s idea? Let me know!
Sources include http://www.imdb.com and Wikipedia’s list of film production companies.
Last week my grandfather died. He’s the first person in my family, who I knew well, who has passed on, and it’s gotten me to thinking. There were a lot of nice things said at his funeral. We his family know that he wasn’t perfect, but he sure was loved.
Makes me think again how important it is to keep important things at the top of our priority lists. You know? The art of balance, mentioned in a previous post, might be one of the most important disciplines we can develop. If we get that one right, our time will be managed well enough that we can work on other skills and disciplines and relationships.
No matter what happens to me, I have a choice. Life is like a series of crossroads, and although many things can happen to me that I have no control over, I ALWAYS can choose how I respond to it.
I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. Now I’m thinking how all of life is kind of like that. I can choose my own adventure.
Oh, and the crossroads are much easier if you share them. Family and friends are perfect!