Summer is starting and I thought it would be fun to give myself two challenges:
Joining Summer essentials sew-along 2011 is a celebration of my first year blogging and getting into the wonderful sewing community. When I joined last year I pushed myself to write a blog, so I couldn’t miss it this year. Thanks to Ali, Alessa and Sarah for organising it.
Here is my plan, according to priority…
Sweet & Sassy Skirts: a new version of Easy Swing Skirt for me where I will replace the elastic with a fitted waistband and zipper, and the “original” pattern for my mom
Tees, Tunics & Blouses: a princess-seam linen top, and two more tops using some funky and colorful fabric from Africa (pattern TBD)
The Sundress: it will be a sheath dress for work
Clamdiggers & Co: I will aim to make another pair of trousers similar to Annie trousers…without pockets
Accessorize Me!: a simple drawstring bag and the buttercup bag I’ve been dying to make.
Possibly this will be too much, but since I won’t be taking much vacation this summer I am hoping to finish it all.
As for the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog aka 31DBBB June challenge, I found this fabulous website and community called TheSitsGirls (which stands for The Secret of Success is Support) and the were just starting a challenge with daily assignments that you get to post through their forum. I am joining casually without working into a group since I don’t know if I will have time to finish all tasks.
So far it’s been a great experience. I find it a nice idea to get tips on blogging and meet other women bloggers…if you want to join, it will be fun!
A week into the challenge the tasks were
- Day 01 Write an Elevator Speech
- Day 02 Write A List Post
- Day 03: Promote a Blog Post
- Day 04: Analyze a Top Blog in Your Niche
- DAY 05: Email a Blog Reader
- Day 06: 27 Must-Read Tips and Tutorials for Bloggers
I still haven’t worked through today’s challenge. So far, the hardest has been Day 1 assignment which I only completed today…
What do you think of my elevator pitch? I could definitely use some advice… Have you ever thought of an elevator pitch for your blog?
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