Thursday, 1 March 2012

When My Blog Grows Up

Kelly at Eclectically Vintage, along with a few other wonderful bloggers, are hosting a blog hop on the theme of:

I wrote about this topic a little in the post Dreaming and Blogging about Business, but I thought I'd put together a little bit of inspiration for myself.  So I'm here to reveal... magazine cover!

Of course, I know nothing about designing a magazine cover, so I will ultimately leave that to the professionals...the photography too!  But this little amateur image gives me a little bit of clarity for my goal of one day publishing a print magazine (Here are the posts that inspired two of the headlines: Blue Bathroom, and A Spring Tea).

In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of my goals for this blog:

  1. Continue to cultivate relationships with my readers and other bloggers.
  2. Learn more about design and decor and fashion, and share my projects as my style evolves. (A great excuse to beautify my home!)
  3. Write a post that goes viral (wouldn't that be fun!).
  4. Provide content that attracts quality sponsors (so that my husband is convinced that this is a job!).
To steal two from Karianne of Thistlewood Farm:

     5. I want my blog to be pretty!  That may involve eventually hiring a professional designer, or it may be that I'll just continue to bumble through html on my own.  Everything is working out so far!
     6. I want to improve my photography!  And also my bravery so that I can take pictures in public without feeling so awkward.

And now it's your turn!  What do YOU want to see here at To a Pretty Life?  What have been your favourite posts or projects so far?  What is your favourite type of post of magazine article to read?

Remember that every comment on any post is counted as an entry in the Vintage-Inspired Giveaway! Of course, feel free to comment even if you don't want to enter the giveaway! Make sure I have a way to contact you if you're the winner!

And come back tomorrow to link your Favourite Post of the Week!

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  1. That is an awesome goal! Yay, for putting it out there :)

  2. I love your magazine cover. Looks like a magazine I'd enjoy reading. Keep reaching for those goals!

  3. The magazine cover looks amazing. Count me in to write a gardening column when you're ready to publish. That's one of my goals - to get published as a result of my blog. When I grow up....

  4. Your magazine cover looks amazing. Can't wait to see what you will accomplish one day :) I am so with you on the photography.....I am trying to muddle my way through now. Thanks for the inspiration.


    PS I didn't know you had linky....I just followed you :)

  5. What a clever idea putting together that magazine cover and a great accountability tool, also. I share some of those same goals. I'm glad I stopped by. Patty

  6. I really like your goals :) It's going to be great watching your blog grow.
    Make it a great day!

  7. Awesome! And you're Canadian, to boot! I'm visiting through the linky party at Paint.

  8. I really like your blog and all the changes you've made with it lately! You come up with such great ideas. I'm in awe of your creative designs with your house and blog. :) Keep up the good work!

  9. i love the cover idea :) one of my goals was to have a project go all over pinterest :D

  10. Girl - you've got a future in magazine publishing!

    I can definitely see it going viral! Love that your number one goal is to cultivate relationships! If you do that (and you do it well) all the rest will follow!

    And your blog is beautiful! So glad you joined our party and looking forward to more amazingness in the future!

  11. Viral ...

    ... we can all dream of that one!

    Your magazine cover is inspiring ... which tackles one of your goals ...

    Thank you so much for sharing your hopes and dreams here ...

    ... and linking them up with us all!



  12. i love the one where it proves to your husband it is profitable! :) that is fantastic! in general all great goals and very doable! i think we will always be learning and design and decor will always be evolving, leaving us always learning!

  13. Your magazine cover is beautiful! And to go viral, wouldn't that be so cool...I totally agree. :)
    Thanks so much for linking up to our party, sorry it's taken me so long to come by to check out your goals.
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog


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