I try to re access before the start of the new year and look at ways I can improve things and set goals for the coming 365 days. Here are just a few things I have been working on for the Elliott Music Studio Blog. I will be posting additional posts about my music goals for 2011 in the coming weeks.
- I have made a few changes to the layout of this blog in the last couple months to make it easier to read and navigate. As of last night I changed the color scheme and background graphic. I tend to play around with that often because I get bored. I failed to find a background that I liked so I set off to find myself an image and make one. Stock.xchng.com never fails to help me find what I am looking for and it's free. You can't beat that.
- There will be a new posting schedule for 2011. All posts will be Wednesday through Sunday with Monday and Tuesday off. Wednesday will be the "Video of the Week", Thursday will be a longer post or a post from an ongoing series, Friday's I will share a bit of Music Technology or an Online Music Find, Saturday will be a post related to my "Musical To-Do List", and Sunday will be my favorite "Quote of the Week".
- This year I decided to explore what it would take to start to make a little money using my blog so I can cover my time and add some much needed income for my family. I promise I won't be inundating you with ads all over the place. I can't stand visiting blogs that do that. I will however be adding some Amazon affiliate links where I feel there are relevant and helpful. I also will be adding a donate button so those that feel so moved can donate to the cause. I am contemplating a few other avenues but I have no other plans as of yet. *Update: I finally added the donate button and it works just like this one here.
My hope has always been to create a place where I can share what I am passionate about and to enrich people's lives with music. I want to thank you for taking some time out of your day to visit. If you don't already subscribe via email or rss reader, I hope you will do just that. Do share with your friends, too.