What New Hobby Do You Want to Take Up in 2013?

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Hi there πŸ™‚ Have you been setting goals for 2013? And are you going to take up a new hobby?

It doesn’t have to be related to Internet marketing…

I have a couple of things I would like to play around with, and they are both slightly related to Internet marketing. At least, they might turn out to be helpful.

Let me tell you about my plans. It might give you ideas to come up with new hobbies yourself.

I Want to Learn Illustrator

Every time I work even just a little bit with graphics, it makes me happy. It’s so satisfying πŸ™‚

I’ve played around withΒ Illustrator several years ago (I have the ancient CS3 version), and I had so much fun following this guide:

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book

In 2013 I want to get better at using Illustrator. I’m not going to turn it into a career, but I might use my own creations as illustrations to blog posts.

The kitten you see in this blog post was one I made in 2008 with Illustrator.

I Want to Make WordPress Plugins

I used to do quite a lot of PHP programming, but I haven’t done so lately. WordPress is hot and fun. And I want to at least discover a little bit about how to make plugins to this awesome blogging platform.

There are several Amazon books that teach how to make WordPress plugins.

WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook
Professional WordPress Plugin Development
WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials

What are your plans? Do you want to take up a funny new hobby in 2013?

Clefty - January 3, 2013

I want to learn to paint. A year ago I bought paint supplies (basic acrylics) and never touched them haha. I’m going to start out with some basic youtube videos to follow and see if I like it enough to pursue more!

    Britt Malka - January 3, 2013

    Ooh painting πŸ™‚ Nice idea. I used to draw a lot when I was younger. I hope you get started this year and enjoy it.

    Good luck with your painting – and you Squidoo lenses πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing some of your Squick lenses πŸ™‚

Clefty - January 3, 2013

Love the Squick Book by the way! I really like the super easy niche research steps for this type of lens.

I make stained glass too – some of my pieces are featured on http://www.squidoo.com/stainedglassartwork
but painting has always been something I wished I could do – time to turn that into a reality πŸ™‚

Tiffany Dow - January 7, 2013

Oh your hobbies sound terrifying to this non technical girl. LOL! Not sure what hobby I’m undertaking but trying hard to work on fiction skills πŸ˜‰

    Britt Malka - January 7, 2013

    Haha, yeah, I was probably always a nerd.

    My father sold accounting machines, before computers existed. He had never learned anything about computers, but he could watch a list of hex numbers and tell the programmers were the error was. I’ve seen him do it. Weird.

    Writing stories came easy to me when I was a child. Until highschool, in fact, I loved to write stories and adventures. Then highschool did what it could to kill my imagination. After that, I’ve written a few stories, but I peck a lot of myself, when I do it, now: “This is not good enough. This is boring. Nobody is going to like it. Ha, and how will you figure out what will be going on in the middle of the story, eh? You’re just the most lousy fiction writer in the world.”

    I’m a lousy graphic designer as well, but I don’t mind. I’m having fun πŸ™‚

    I think it’s great that you’ve started to write fiction. Way to go!

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