Hello friends and fellow fiends. For my first after-strike blog, I've decided to be a little self indulgent and talk about what's been going on with me. I won't be hurt if you skip these ramblings and wait for something more fun, but if you're interested in some introspective chat, read on.
Whenever Halloween has come and gone, I wait and see what my mood will be. Most years, I mourn the passing for a week, venture out to discount sales and see if there are any treasures to be found, and think about what I am going to do next year before the flurry of Christmas takes over.
This year, I was simply burnt out; a first for me. Maybe it's because each year my efforts are getting bigger and bigger, and I'm still a one woman team who does all the work on my own. So I needed to take some time to regroup.
The website loading time is much faster now (thank goodness) and I'll be doing more to optimize loading times on this site. I've also been thinking about how I can spread out the Halloween cheer throughout the year, so there isn't as much of a climactic and sudden end. All I can say for sure is I'm researching local art groups and events that take place during the year, and looking into options for a small business plan. Choices in Canada are much more limited than in the States (for events), and I'm still longing to build more of a community.
The business plan? Well, I'm thinking of making Ghoul Friday legit, and brainstorming ideas of how I want to do that. I'll still continue providing free tutorials, how tos, and tips, but I think I might start selling my more small, artistic pieces - first locally, then making them available online. More on that when the full picture materializes. In the meantime, I'm attending seminars and reading documentation on the legality of running a small business.
If I'm not blogging as much as usual, it isn't because I've abandoned the Halloween scene, but because I'm focusing on other aspects of it.
That's all for now, my dark darlings. I will be in touch again soon.
Oh, and am I the only one not ready for Christmas to be here? Just the thought of dragging out all the decorations for the yuletide makes me want to hide under a blanket on the couch.