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Making New Year’s resolutions is some what a talent of mine, I do it every year and every year I fail to follow up on my promises. I would like to say that this year is going to be different but it’s definitely too early for such outrageous statements. So why do I bother with posting my blog resolutions? One of two reasons is that sharing them might motivate me to keep my word, and the other is that I love making these kinds of posts!

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To start off easy, kind of, I promise to publish two posts each week (exceptions are allowed in extreme cases) on Mondays and Fridays. To me the nature of this resolution in itself is quite easy if I get my sh*t together because I have been putting blogging aside due to work and school. Now, out of those three, I love blogging the most and I believe that when I plan and plan hard, I can manage all three without stress. So, this resolution is all about scheduling and planning!

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Those who know me well, know that I tend to change a lot of things in my blog regularly. From the feature changes to minor design changes to major design changes. Well, I realized a while ago that I spent more time on the outlook of the blog this year than actually writing posts – therefore, I will not change this design in 2014! I understand that there are a few kinks with the newest design but other than that, I won’t change a thing.

PS: The header image is from Drinking Buddies, the last movie I watched in 2013 – I thought it was symbolic and sweet. I also thought Jake Johnson’s arm porn deserves to be on my blog for a long time.

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One of the things that bothers me myself is the fact that a lot of the information in Mettel Ray is not up to date. It would take me about 5 minutes to add an image to my sidebar but I decide to spend 30 minutes on tumblr instead. This needs to change and though the “fangirl of” section will be hard to update (I change my mind so many times a day it actually hurts my brain), it would be fun to share my very up to date feelings. Also, I need to figure out an easier design for the TV section because that list hasn’t been uploaded since forever!

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This is my favorite resolution this year because this means going totally crazy and I love being crazy sometimes. Now, I think I’m more placid by nature but reading posts by bloggers who are openly passionate makes me happy. So I decided to show my passion more, get into things more and more until my friends are embarrassed to be seen with me in the cinema.ย  Also, I feel like I need to voice my opinions more but we’ll see.

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And the big one, the statement that I kind of forgot this year because life got in the way – I promise to love my blog unconditionally from now on. Though it sometimes doesn’t want to behave and it is a bit moody with the whole design thing (which won’t bother me this year!), I still love it. If I could, I’d throw a party for my blog, a big, extravagant party for Mettel Ray because it’s been through so much and it’s still going strong!

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    Tom
    January 1, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Yes, very much indeed LOVE your blog. Touch it inappropriately. Err…well maybe not. But yes, this is a great post and I agree/encourage you to do every bit of it! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a hard time keeping resolutions myself, so i see how it can be difficult

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      mettelray
      January 1, 2014 at 1:52 AM

      Touch it all you want.. I do it too… sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜€
      And resolutions are sometimes great, I mean, I did follow up on one personal resolution this year, and now I’m starting with the same one again because I need to keep going.. it’s the presistance that will eventually pay off ! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Ryan
    January 1, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Good luck. All of these seem very doable!

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      mettelray
      January 1, 2014 at 1:52 AM

      I hope so indeed! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Niejan
    January 1, 2014 at 2:55 AM

    First of all: Happy New Year! Moving to more serious matters (hehe):
    Indeed, planning is very important. Also ‘I change my mind so many times a day it actually hurts my brain’ –> I know exactly what you mean. I’m kind of going through the same thing & I hope to bring change into it in 2014. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      mettelray
      January 1, 2014 at 3:38 AM

      Happy new year as well! Indeed, planning is key, hopefully it will work out fine.. already kind of failed at one of the plans but.. I’ll get the hang of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anna (Film Grimoire)
    January 1, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    Love these. Sounds like you have a complete plan of action for 2014! Best of luck and happy new year!

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      mettelray
      January 1, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      I’m planning hard indeed ! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Parlor of Horror
    January 1, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Happy New Year! Great post. love your C&C and P not P items, good advice for every blogger!

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      mettelray
      January 1, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      We can all use a bit of coherence and passion in our lives! Happy new year !

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    karamelkinema
    January 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Happy new year, ray!
    I definitely need to improve the writing on my blog as well, i hope i’d be more concise and less…. ramble-y XD
    here’s for 2014!

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      mettelray
      January 2, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      Well I love a bit of ramble as well.. sometimes it’s good, sometimes it is not. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Here’s for 2014! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nostra
    January 4, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Great resolutions, still have to decide what mine will be!

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      mettelray
      January 4, 2014 at 1:52 AM

      Can’t wait to read yours!

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    vinnieh
    January 4, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    All the best for 2014.

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      mettelray
      January 4, 2014 at 5:12 PM

      Thank you ! And same to you!

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    Alex Withrow
    January 5, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Excellent resolutions here. I love your “Passionate Not Placid” resolution – that is a GREAT one to blog by.

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      mettelray
      January 5, 2014 at 3:00 AM

      Indeed, I’m trying to do it in a professional way though, passionate and yet, subtle with the passion. So far I haven’t been overly passionate though. A whole year to go though. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    sati
    January 5, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Those are all great resolutions, the passionate thing is good, but I don’t think it’s something one can just decide to be. I’ve always been crazy emotional and it’s not that great quality to have ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m like one of those people they will once say ‘you know before she snapped she was…’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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      mettelray
      January 5, 2014 at 3:03 AM

      Hah. Yes, indeed but I do get excited sometimes, it’s just my excitement is shortly lived and it tends not to end up here on the blog. And I know I’ll never reach the passion you or one of my dearest friend have.. I mean, my friend, she is crazy sometimes but I love it. I love the crazy emotional ones. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    ruth
    January 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    All great resolutions here Mettelray! I think your blog is awesome. Hope you’ll be doing a blogathon again this year, I had fun w/ the Breaking Emotions one.

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