We’re Moving

Image titled Fragment by iboy_daniel.  Click on the image to view his Flickr photostream.

Image titled "Fragment" by iboy_daniel. Click on the image to view his Flickr photostream.

The Serendipity Journal is moving!

Sorry it has been so long since the last post.  Things have not been running to plan lately.  We started work on a self-hosted website for this blog back in June.  It took a lot longer than expected to get the site up and running.

We’ve finally got the Serendipity Journal migrated to its new home at www.dugmugg.com.  Come on over and visit us there.

How May I Serve You?

Image by awnisalan

Image by awnisalan

It’s December 31st as I write this.  It’s had to believe that another year is drawing to a close, and it’s surprising to realize that this blog is now eight months old.  Time flies when you’re learning new stuff!

I’d like to thank you all for your support and interest on this blog during 2008.  I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to stretch my creative muscles and to post on some of the things that have inspired me.  Your comments and encouragement on this blog have meant more to me than you can imagine.  Thank you.

With the New Year comes the opportunity to review the past year’s performance and to set new goals for the coming year.  For the past several weeks I’ve had the feeling that The Serendipity Journal could become much more than what it has been to date.  What that “something more” is, I can’t quite define yet.  It’s simply a feeling that there’s a great deal more potential, just waiting to be discovered and explored.

I’d like to ask your help in defining the future direction of this blog.  What do you like about the blog?  What would you like to see changed?  What topics and subjects would you like to explore? How about the post lengths and frequencies, do they fit your needs?

Writing for this blog has been a wonderful experience so far, and I’m looking forward to continuing.  My goal is to provide content that is informative and hopefully inspirational.  My greatest satisfaction comes from serving the needs of our readers.  Please leave your suggestions, comments, and critiques in the comments section below so that I can do a better job of serving your needs in 2009 and beyond.

Have a safe and happy New Year’s celebration.  I look forward to our continuing conversation and collaboration in 2009.

DugMugg Guilty Of Being MIA

Image by permission of KM Cheng, Hong Kong

Image by permission of KM Cheng, Hong Kong

Yes, it has been a long time since I last posted to this blog.  I’m sorry.  It has been a struggle for the past few weeks, but in the end very rewarding.  Twice now, I’ve started writing posts describing all that has been happening, but the words fell way short.  Maybe once I get some distance between me and the experiences of August, I’ll be able to write about it in a meaningful way.  For now, all that I can say is that I’ve learned a great deal over the past month, and I’m excited to say that I’m ready to move forward.

First, regarding this blog, I need to do a better job of posting consistently.  There’s nothing like a looming deadline to spur a motivated person to action.  Therefore, I pledge from this point forward to post at least once a week each and every Thursday.  Why Thursday?  For no other reason than I’m writing this post on a Thursday, and I’m going to post it tonight or die trying.  I’ll strive to post more often than once a week, but for now I’m going to set a goal that I feel I can achieve.  It’s time to start building a record of success. 

Now that I’ve committed to doing a better job moving forward, let me explain what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks.  I’ve been pulling together a resume to begin a new career as a freelance commercial writer.  I’m applying to a local creative staffing agency in Columbus as well as spreading the word through my own network of friends and family.  I’m looking to get started on a part-time basis, establishing a reputation for myself while earning some extra income for our family.  We’ll see where it leads from there, but I’m very excited about the broad possibilities.

So there it is, short and sweet for this week.  One final request: I’m counting on you to help me with my writing.  Your comments and questions to this blog mean a great deal to me; they encourage me and inspire me towards new writing directions.  Also, please feel free to hold me accountable to my newly stated posting schedule.  And finally, if you’re aware of anyone who can use my writing talents, please pass my contact information to them.  Thanks!