Category Archives: Next Steps

One Step at a Time…


I am wishing that you all could see

into my mind

because even though I haven’t POSTED in quite some time, I have thought about, learned and created SO MUCH in my small brain.  When will they invent the technology to download my thoughts directly from brain to computer?  (Probably sooner than I might THINK!)

The Dreambuilding Dinner was AMAZING!  Let’s just PRETEND that it was last week  (Instead of last MONTH).  Everyone there gave such great suggestions and ideas. (separate post to follow)

My friend Marc recommended a book called Platform – Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt.  I ordered the book and downloaded the audio version immediately.  I listened to it over the last week and I LOVE it.  Such a wealth of quality information all in one book.


I have so much to DO now!  But I am super excited to get started.  “One thing at a time” as Marc said to me today.  It’s too much to put it all into practice at the same time so I will pick one thing at a time and go from there.

Check out Marc’s blog here: Living Wholehearted, it’s one of my favorites!


Next Steps Continued…


I read a blogging tip

that said to include an image on every post.  This has lead to more Next Steps:

  • Learn how to blog 🙂  Below is a picture of me trying to figure out how to use my computer’s webcam to take a picture.  I have about 8 pictures that look like this because in the course of trying to “figure it out”, I took EIGHT pictures!   Actually the 8 pictures don’t look exactly the same…in each one I appear more and more frustrated and perplexed!   This just might give you an idea of how far I have to go to learn new things on the computer.

  • Learn how to protect my photos (not THIS one, obviously!)  by using CSS or some other method that can be explained in layman’s terms so that I can actually figure it out.  I know no method is foolproof but I would like to make it a little more difficult so that artists like my husband, Brian, who is an outstanding photographer and woodworker, will feel comfortable allowing me to display their art on this website.  I like the method I’m seeing where if someone saves the image all they get is a blank photo.  But I don’t know anything about CSS or HTML so I have a lot to learn.

Next Steps


Next Steps:

  • Business Plan
  • Budget
  • Learn about grants:
  • Can I get a grant to pay the lease on the building for the first year?
  • Can I get a grant to pay for design and advertising for start-up?
  • Business Name (Besides Milwaukie Community Arts Center)
  • Logo
  • Fundraising Ideas
  • Ways to build capitol using the website even before there is an actual building/location