Let's try this again.
Another year... another set of goals. Last year, wasn't as successful as I originally hoped... but then again... I didn't pay much attention to those goals after the first month or so. Hopefully, I'll focused and reach at least half, if not... all of these in 2012:
1. Create a cardboard budget & stick to it.
I said this last year... and I'm pretty sure I failed. I'm keeping the $150 monthly budget, because it's both realistic & reasonable. Any money that isn't spent at the end of the money will flow over into the following month's budget to allow for larger purchases.
2. Continue to focus on singles & sets, instead of packs & boxes.
This should help me accomplish the first goal. I may be giving up the thrill of busting wax and pulling the "hit" of a lifetime, but this approach will be safer and I'll be adding specific cards/sets that I want to add to my collection.
3. Complete at least one of the sets I'm currently building.
I have eleven to choose from, so it inexcusable to complete at least one of these. Most likely... I'm going to target the 1984 Topps set, since I only need one more card.
4. Shorten the length of my articles, but maintain an average of three posts a week.
A fellow blogger pointed out the fact that my posts tend to be too long... and I think he's right. This year, I'll try my best to keep things "shorter" & "simpler"... with the exception of this post of course.
5. Continue the tradition of running my contest this summer.
One of the things I love most about writing articles is reading your responses. The number of responses nearly triples when I'm running my contest. That alone is incentive for me to have it. I guess I need to start looking for new prizes to give away.
6. Add five new sports card trifectas to my collection.
My goal was to build fifteen last year and I only managed to add seven. The last one was finished in June... which means I've neglected this part of my collection. It's time to get back to work.
7. Add a 1909-11 T206 card to my collection.
I won't settle for just any T206, it has to be a Philadelphia Athletic... which means that I have 9 players to choose from (actually 8, since I'll never be able to afford the Eddie Plank). Chief Bender & Eddie Collins are the only remaining members of Cooperstown on the list, so I'd like to grab one of them... but we'll have to see what my budget looks like.
8. Stay positive and have fun, while maintaining & building more friendships with fellow bloggers and collectors.
I love my family... and my non-cardboard affiliated friends are very important too. But there's no denying the role sports cards plays in my life. Blogging is a huge part of that.
So my final goal involves all of my friends who support this blog. I think it's pretty awesome that we share an interest in pieces of cardboard with pictures/artwork on them.
You know the routine... it's your turn to share.
What are some of your hobby goals for 2012?
Happy New Year! I hope all of you have a positive, safe, and an overall awesome 2012. Sayonara!