|Watcha Doing?Very interesting question. One, I’ll be glad to answer.
This year was my year to secure my space in the journalism and blogging worlds. I think I did it. I currently edit stories for True Elegance Magazine; I write profile stories for How They Living Ain’t No Joke (I love sharing the stories of others); and I contribute to the Chicago Independent Bulletin newspaper.
As for blogging, I targeted my blog topics so I would not be all over the place like I was last year. The Write Design Company’s blog shares information on entrepreneurship, blogging, live blogging, social media and writing. Readers of my community blog, Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource, can find resources and information on culture, education, employment, health and youth programs activities on the South Side of Chicago.
Before the end of 2010, I will be adding author to my name with ABCs of Live Blogging and Blogging 101.
Next year will be my year of great prosperity; this year was preparation. In addition to more clients and blogging workshops for The Write Design Company, there is a third blogging book in the making as well as a completed draft of a roller skating book. This is going to require A LOT of research but I expect a good draft by the end of the year.
I plan to present at all of the known blogging conferences as well as some local conferences. Also, I am going to have a summer multimedia program for young people ages 12-14.
Lastly, I will start submitting query letters for magazines again. I got discouraged after a couple rejections, but I’m so over it. I plan to get published in at least five major magazines next year. I’ll start local, though, to build my portfolio and credibility, but I will be published.
Clara, thank you for allowing me to put my goals in the Universe. Now, it’s time to get busy!!
Journalist – Professional Blogger – Live Blogger