Resolutions for 2013




You’re probably sick of hearing about them already, but face it – no matter how hard you fight it, you end up making resolutions for 2013. Although goals should be made all year round, you can’t help but start with a clean state with the new year. I find that the best way to reach your goals is to tell people. Humans hate disappointment, so it encourages us to work harder towards our goals. I’m going to share my goals with you, and I encourage you to share yours with me.


A few months ago, I stumbled across my 2012 resolutions post. I’m so glad I had posted it because I didn’t remember any of the resolutions I made. Funny thing I actually met all three without realizing it – blog on a regular basis, understand my camera, and focus more on cooking. I still think I can focus more on cooking, but I did blog some more savory dishes.

Here are my 2013 resolutions. Feel free to suggest tips or ideas on achieving these goals as well as sharing your resolutions with me:

1. Improve my story telling, both verbally and visually. It’s funny. Before attending Big Summer Potluck, I never considered myself a writer. Sure, I can string sentences together and talk about a recipe, but is that really writing? I visit sites that can beautifully describe an otherwise boring dessert, and here I am telling you to eat it with a spoon. Maybe that’s just my style, a part of who I am, but I do want to share more with you.

2. Photograph more savory foods. Maybe it’s because I focus so much on baking, but photographing savory foods is tough. Cookies are brown and meat is brown, but I sure have a hard time making meat look as good as cookies.

3. Categorize all of my posts. When I moved to WordPress, a lot of my posts got disorganized. I have some great recipes that I’d love to share again, except they are floating in Uncategorized Land.

Those are my main three. I have more, but they deal with blog maintenance that you will probably find boring.

What are your goals for 2013?

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  1. Those are some pretty fantastic resolutions. I don’t blog savory recipes, but from instagramming my meals for the past 2 years, I can say that meat can be photogenic, but usually when it’s not smothered in some kind of sauce. Then everything goes out the window! I’m with you on the storytelling piece. I made a list of different ways and things to write about for this year so that I get out of my normal voice and stretch it out a bit. I’m even contemplating using the passive voice [GASP. THE HORROR.]. Anyway, wishing you a spectacular 2013 filled with happiness and accomplishment! xo

  2. Happy New Year Carla and best wishes on your resolutions. Meat is very difficult to photograph. It’s one of the things I also need to work on…so I’ll be looking for some tips from you.

  3. Love your resolutions! I can’t help you on the meat thing…all the meat I photo looks like poo on a plate. That should be my resolution, too…to make it look as appetizing as it tastes!

  4. Happy New Years, Carla! Great list of resolutions-they sound familiar to my own. I’d like to get published outside of my little blog corner (so, working more on my own writing voice as well) and spend more time learning my camera- kinda like your resolution from last year:) obviously that one paid off for you, since your photos are always fantastic. You’ll get the hang of the savory dishes, I’m sure. Have a happy happy new year, so glad i met you in the last one! X

  5. Happy New Years! I agree with you that writing down your goals and telling someone about them makes you even more motivated to strives to complete those goals. Some of my goals this year is to improve my photography, both in food and landscape. I try to do reviews of restaurants but sometimes it’s hard to take pictures if it’s too dark or if the food isn’t very prettily arranged LOL so I would like to learn to fix that; and landscapes because I love to travel. Anyways, I wish you all the best on your endeavors! :)

  6. Happy New Year Carla… here’s to a fabulous and savory 2013… I don’t know how you could possibly improve your photography….it is out of this world!

  7. Happy New Year, Carla! Cheers to another delicious year and hope all your wishes to come true.

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