This post is part of Reverb10, a project that provides daily prompts in the month of December to help you reflect on the past year and set your intentions for the year ahead. 

Photo by Flickr user zizzybaloohbah (yes, really)

Today’s prompt:

When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas.
It’s about making ideas happen.
What’s your next step?
(from Scott Belsky)

I agonized over this one a bit. Then I wrote a clever post that challenged the prompt’s premise. You guys really would’ve liked it.

Then I said to myself, “Wow, that’s a lot of dancing. Why don’t you just answer the question?”


My next step is to learn everything I can about how fellow creative souls are making money through their blogs and/or products and services of their own design. ‘Cause that’s what I want more than anything, except maybe for being on Saturday Night Live and living by the sea.

I’ve been reading a lot, but I need to read more. If you have any recommended resources (blogs, books, Twitter feeds, conferences), I would LOVE to hear about them. So far, the best resources I’ve found are:

How NOT To Suck At Blogging
279 Days to Overnight Success

Here we go…


2 thoughts on “Next

  1. Hey Amanda, you may be interested to check out these folks blogs if you haven't already: @charliegilkey, @pamslim, @marieforleo, @daniellelaporte, @jonathanfields, @dyanavalentine…I've found some inspiration there of late.


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