It’s January 1, 2013.
Just in case there was no one in your neighborhood blasting music, setting off fireworks, and drunkenly yelling last night to remind you, here I am, letting you know in a kinder, gentler way.
It’s 2013, ya’ll.
I woke up this morning looking over the past year - particularly in the way of blogging – in an effort to approach planning the year now upon me.
Look at me, being all productive and what not. There’s even laundry going as I type this.
Judging by the feedback from you crazy kids, here are the things that resonated with you most over the course of 2012:
Friday Inspiration was an effort to focus on the positive, particularly since I know I can easily rant and go all snarky. The result? You all actually seemed to enjoy it.
We bonded over being an outsider, and why it’s okay to stop fighting for everyone’s acceptance. We talked about the importance of widening out (and no, that doesn’t involve a Costco sized jar of Nutella and a spoon) if we want to grow as people. We talked about empathy, accepting help, and why doubt isn’t always a horrible thing.
I had no intention of making those posts a regular thing, but looking back, perhaps we all need a dose of positive, and a spot to commiserate, so 2013 will be bringing back some variation of these positive posts.
We worked together to help others, first with the GoWithout movement, and then as an extension, by using social media to find ways to help individuals who needed it. You all showed up in a big way, more than once, when I asked you to help out two different mothers in two very different situations.
And then as the year came to a close, I was able to share the release of my debut novel with all of you.
The year had its share of stresses, most behind the scenes, but it ended on a high note.
What will 2013 hold?
- An opportunity to participate in GoWithout in a totally new way.
- More positive posts, with the occasional dash of snark.
- The conclusion of the long-running “Tell Me a Story” serial.
- More TV with my blogging partner Tiffany A. White.
- Recipes and other tidbits I find worthy of a share.
- Updates on where I’m guest posting and being interviewed as I continue to promote The Ruth Valley Missing, and work on the SEQUEL.
- And much more…
What were some of your favorite moments here in the past year? What do you want to see here at A Day Without Sushi in 2013? More writing blather? Contests? More giving?
Let me know in the comments!