|The good folks at http://www.buzzfeed.com/ shared this —
singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie’s 1942
New Year’s Resolutions!
Happy New Year, everyone!
Before I share the beginnings of my 2012 game plan, I wanted to write a bit about New Year’s Resolutions.
Think quality, not quantity.
Guard against hobby burnout. Pace yourself Trust me. I know too many collectors seeking flying starts, who send one bazillion letters in January — then none for the rest of the year.
Here’s two simple suggestions:
1. Write to people YOU admire. If your letter isn’t sincere, your odds for an autograph plummet.
2. Have fun! There’s no one right definition for a hobby. Forget the supposed price guides, or future appearances on ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW. If you like your autographs, then it’s a good collection. My advice? Start with memories. If seeing that signature reminds you of a special baseball moment, then you’ve got a great collectible.
Coming Tuesday: Writing to Angels!