Saturday, January 2, 2010

It's All About You


I've developed several goals this year as far as my blog is concerned. Amongst them are (in no particular order):

- strengthen relationships with those I have come to know
-continue and increase contact outside of these pages with those I have grown close to
-develop new relationships
- increase my readership
-experiment with new projects, things that haven't been done before or very rarely on other blogs
-cross-promote other bloggers to bring attention to their sites
-work to provide support for others in any way I can

So in summary I'll be shaking things up a bit this year from time to time. 

At the moment I'm developing a short story which I plan to post in multiple installments in the near future.  It's the most ambitious piece of writing I've done to date, if not in content then through volume. I'm hoping to devote more time to it than usual, and as a result I can foresee that I may not be posting as frequently.

This is where you come in.  In an effort to fill in some of these gaps I'd like to periodically feature the work of others.  If you'd like to see your writing featured here, please e-mail me at: .  Include a link to a post or other piece that you've written. Depending on feedback I may not be able to use everyone's right away, but I'll do my best to get to everybody.  All credit will be given to you as author and I'll link to your site. Your post will appear 100% as you've written it.

So if you're interested, drop me a line.  I'd love to see what you have for me.

In the meantime, I'll see what other trouble I can stir up.


  1. This is great Barry... looking forward to that story. Oh well, I can't link anything because I'm not a good writer. But who knows, I maybe able to craft a haiku?!? Hahaha!

  2. I've been down and out with computer issues, so this is a little late but still heartfelt...

    I am thankful to have "met" you and Sandy this past year, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you both even better this hear. Here's to a very stylish, creative, and successful 2010 for us all!

  3. Hey thanks for checking out my blog! :D I think you're smart to have cats, not children haha.
    those are some good blog goals!

  4. I think that's such a great idea :)

  5. I like the idea, but I would offer a drawing instead of writing, does that break the rules? :)

  6. Fabulous goals, Barry!
    Thanks for stopping by Couture Carrie and for your appreciation of well-constructed shoes!


  7. thank you for being so sweet!

  8. Those are great goals, Barry. I have absolutely NO doubt you will be able to accomplish them all. :) You are such a sweetheart and a friendly guy and very outgoing. Getting to know more bloggers will just be a piece of cake for you!
    I'm excited you will be featuring other bloggers. I want to put something together for you. It sounds like a lot of fun!

  9. This will be exciting to see what comes of this. Good luck. I write, but for now, I keep them private as it is a way for me to heal. I hope you understand that.


  10. can't wait to read your short story!

  11. Hi there. Chanced upon your blog via Bassi's ("Queen of Shiba").
    Like your blog a lot -- its overall feel, and the subjects you write about. Looking forward to more.
    Greetings from Germany, take care.

  12. Short story... eh? INTERESTING! Hhhmmmm I didn't think of any blogging goals. I have to get to it! First on my list: write a poem and don't be afraid to publish it!