Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sass Not Crass

The internet has been chock full of New Year's resolutions lately. Promises to quit doing this or that. One big one that I see all the time is that people want to "unplug". They want to cut the cord...the phone cord, the internet cord, all of it. They want to stop staring at screens and "live life". I think that's awesome but I want nothing to do with it. I actually want more screen-time.

Okay, maybe that's not totally true. I spend enough time online. But I want more meaningful screen time. Less reading news story comments and refreshing Facebook. More focusing on my business. A little work smarter, not harder action if you will. Let's face it, this blog (which I love like a snuggly pet) has been around for about 5 years. It's making me neither a career, a paycheck nor fame. And I need at least 2 out of 3 of those in my future. So it's time to switch my focus from Shannanigans to Bottle Pop.

Here's the deal. I won't be quitting blogging. Posts may be a little more few and far between because I'm also hitting a blogging wall but they'll still be here. It's just my other online homes that will be getting the shaft.  I'll be tweeting from @bottlepopparty instead of @ohshannanigans. I'll also be transitioning @ohshannanigans on Instagram over to @bottlepopparty. Things everywhere will be taking on a slightly more polished approach (hopefully!).  My mantra is sass, not crass. I figured you guys have been with me on this journey so far, and as I learn what works and what doesn't, I feel like you should be in the loop. 

Sound good? Good.

And just in case you saw me on Instagram over the weekend and thought I looked a bit off, here's an explanation. We went to see The Legwarmers show again. 80's cover band, everyone in costume, shenanigans ensue. It was a fantastic time seeing them again and my glasses were totally bitchin.


Melissa@Total_Mama said...

Love the motto! And I'm with you, sister. I too need more meaningful screen time, and much less with the Facebook and such. (BTW, I gave up the news, and I feel positively lighter.) Good luck with Bottle Pop this year; you're awesome!

Katie said...

Funny that you posted this since I was beginning to wonder what was going on with your fewer posts. Do your thing, chicken wing.

Michele @ Moonfield Lane said...

The stuff I've seen from Bottle Pop is amazing so should should definitely devote more time to making the biz bigger and even better. Not that you aren't a totally awesome blogger, too :) Glad you aren't quiting altogether, though, because I would totally miss Shannanigans.

handmade_mama said...

Go where the wind takes you and where the bottles are poppin'! Good for you and good luck, Shannon!!

thatgirlwren said...

Here's wishing you all three -- career, paycheck & fame! I will always have a soft spot for the ol' Shannanigans blog, glad you will still be posting here.


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