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Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2013 already? I'm great at making myself a "Maker To Do" list that is infinitely long and therefore unachievable so my resolution is go try to keep it in scope.

Goal for 2013: Make some sort of automata
Goal for January: Create some laser-cut valentines for February.

Whether you're into making resolutions or not, what are your Maker goals for this year? The month?
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+Kwartzlab  is moving into a new location this month, so I suspect that a lot of our members' goals will be related to the build-out :)

I got a spinning wheel for Christmas, so I have a couple of small woodworking projects lined up for January, to make it more useful:

    * a lazy kate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazy_Kate), to hold bobbins that I'm plying together
    * a niddy noddy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niddy_noddy), for winding yarn from bobbins into a skein
    * a nostepinne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostepinne), for winding the skein of yarn into a ball
    
My fibre goal for the year is to only knit/crochet yarn I already have in my stash or yarn that I spin myself -- to not buy any new yarn this year.
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So it looks like something in Google's system hiccuped and we've lost the posts that were here - oh no! If you'll notice, I've created a new list of discussion topics on the left hand side here that hopefully cover a lot of things that people are interested in discussing. I can't claim to have all the answers here though, folks. What are you most interested in discussing on this forum?
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Indeed! The only answer here of course it to just post more content :}
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Good to know!
 
How Community Posts Work

When you post to one of your communities, that post is added to your Profile Page, but the only people who will see that post in the Stream are those people who are also part of that same community to which you shared the post. I just confirmed this with the Community team here at Google. 

This explains a lot - like why, for example some posts that I was sharing to the Good Business Community were showing up on my profile page, but didn't seem to be generating a lot of engagement. That's because the vast, vast majority of people who have circled me aren't seeing them - just those people who are already in the Good Business community. 

Everyone needs to fully understand what a big, big change this is for the way things work here on Google+. Personally, I like it (though I know many community managers aren't thrilled about all their community posts showing up on their profile). I think it will be much better for targeting content to the right people, but it's going to take some getting used to. And the first step is for everyone to really understand how things now work with Communities and its interaction with other parts of Google+. 

cc: +Denis Labelle, +Jeff Jockisch, +Jeff Sayre, +Mark Traphagen, +Thomas Morffew, +Thomas Power, +Jack C Crawford, +Meg Tufano, +David Amerland, +Gregory Esau, +Peter G McDermott  
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We just hosted a great hangout that talks about Fundraising for your Maker Classroom. Check is out and share it with your friends!
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We've just done a major overhaul to our site! Come take a look and let us know what you think!
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Have you followed the Makerspace project's page yet? If you want to stay updated, you should! https://plus.google.com/u/0/103094374622957380139
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